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Kingston ferry terminal to Wolfe Island slated for demolition in Fall 2023

A recent announcement has slated the Kingston Ferry Terminal demolition and construction to be completed by 2023. The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has planned for a new passenger terminal to be built closer to the water, and a small administrative office and ferry staff parking lot near the

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Kingston City Council gives go ahead for Capitol Condos project

Kingston City Council unanimously passed a motion on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 to endorse the settlement on the proposed Capitol Condos project at 223 Princess Street. The Capitol Condos project will see a nine-storey condominium building at the former Capitol Movie Theatre in downtown Kingston. Plans, revisions, and conversations have

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Heritage Foundation releases details on design settlement with IN8

The long debate over the height of a proposed residential building at 223 Princess Street has finally been settled. IN8, the developer of the residential building proposed for 223 Princess Street, Building Kingston’s Future Inc. (BKF) and the Frontenac Heritage Foundation (FHF) signed Minutes of Settlement earlier this week for

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IN8, Frontenac Heritage Foundation finally agree on Capitol Condos

The Frontenac Heritage Foundation and Building Kingston’s Future Inc. have finally given their blessings to The Capitol condo project. The appellants along with IN8 Developments out of Kitchener-Waterloo, the group responsible for The Capitol, have agreed on the matter after a long-standing dispute. The dispute was centred around the height

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Local citizens recognized with Excellence in Conservation Heritage award

The Ontario Heritage Trust has recognized the commitment to the restoration of the Ham House in Bath by Bonnie Crook and Ron Tasker with a Lieutenant’s Governor’s Excellence in Conservation Heritage Award. “For more than ten years, Bonnie and Ron, with the assistance of their two children, have carefully restored

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Two sites recognized with 2020 Heritage Conservation Awards

Since 1982, the Frontenac Heritage Foundation (FHF) has been actively encouraging the preservation and retention of local built structures by providing heritage conservation awards to owners, designers and builders of many significant buildings/structures and some lesser-known projects within the boundaries of their large geographic area. Each year, with the assistance

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Update: Now available – New book by Jennifer McKendry examines local stone structures

Update (Friday, Apr. 16, 2021):According to the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, Jennifer McKendry’s new book, Kingston, the Limestone City, is now available at Novel Idea book store at 156 Princess Street. Original article: The Frontenac Heritage Foundation has received a $12,000 grant from the City of Kingston and administered by the

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Soapbox: 223 Princess Street comes to Planning Committee again

Editorial note: The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The Frontenac Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of structures and sites of cultural and historical interest across the Kingston region. For nearly

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Mayor responds to Homestead LPAT ruling: ‘I’m certainly disappointed’

After the provincial planning appeal body rejected the second high rise development project in the city’s downtown core this year, Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson is pointing to creating policy to add to the City’s Official Plan to create “clarity” regarding development. On Friday, Aug, 9, 2019, the Local Planning Appeal

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Top Headline in Kingston in 2017

In a few short weeks the ball will drop as we clink glasses and usher in another new year. As we look back on the year that was, how will you remember 2017?  There was certainly a lot to celebrate this past year, which saw Canada commemorate its 150th, and

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The Shape Of Things To Come? – with apologies to HG Wells

This illustration is the result of the general despondency about Homestead’s trivial changes to the original plan, as presented to the Planning Committee on Thursday, August 3rd – see outrage on Vision For Kingston and Frontenac Heritage Foundation‘s Facebook pages.

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Old Meets New at The Kensington

On December 30th, Kingstonians got their first glimpse of the newly restored and radically renovated corner of Wellington and Brock. Over the past two plus years, the five-storey red brick known as The Kensington, underwent significant renovations in order to bring it back into the fold as a vibrant commercial

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