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What’s open and closed for Canada Day 2021

We hope that everyone enjoys a safe Canada Day holiday. While not technically a long weekend, many City offices and services will be closed both Thursday and Friday. Love Kingston Marketplace has some events occuring on Canada Day. If you choose to attend, remember to follow public health guidelines, including

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Grand Theatre to host first-ever Artists-in-Residence program

Four local artists have been selected to participate in the inaugural Local Arts Residency program at the Grand Theatre. These week-long residencies will run from July to September and will offer space, time and resources to support local artists to explore new ideas, collaborate with other artists, create new work

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What’s open and closed Victoria Day long weekend 2021

Our second Victoria Day long weekend during the pandemic is here. Temperatures are looking good for our quieter celebrations at home, and Kingston and area residents are reminded that the provincial Stay-At-Home order has been extended into June. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the holiday long weekend

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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2021

A second pandemic Easter weekend is here. In KFL&A we are still under the Section 22 Class Order, prohibiting gatherings of over five people, indoors or out, but it doesn’t mean we can’t connect with loved ones over the telephone or online. The City reminds us that visiting in person

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City seeks applicants for Local Arts Residency at the Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre Local Arts Residency is a pilot initiative developed in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts. Local artists and collectives working in varying performing arts disciplines are invited to apply to the program, which will encourage participants to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

This holiday season is like no other. With a government mandated lockdown period beginning on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, creating this list feels like saying goodbye to a long and emotionally draining year. Many businesses will not open their doors for in-person shopping and services after the holidays, but that

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Changes to City of Kingston services during lockdown

The City of Kingston has released details of how City services are impacted by the lockdown announced by the provincial government yesterday. The four-week shutdown will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 to Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. According to a release from the City, dated Monday,

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Grand Theatre Foundation to dissolve at end of year

The Grand Theatre Foundation, a registered charity that was founded to support the most recent renovations of the Kingston Grand Theatre, will be dissolving as of December 31, 2020. On Aug. 13 the Grand Theatre Foundation’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to dissolve the Foundation after determining its mission would

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Grand OnStage shifts to virtual performances for 2020-2021 season

The Grand OnStage program is launching a virtual program for the 2020-2021 season. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, with an online performance by guitarist Jesse Cook, the virtual programming will include unique and customized online streamed experiences of exceptional artistic presentations. According to a press release from the City of Kingston, dated

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The Baby Grand to resume operations for small audiences

The City of Kingston’s Baby Grand Theatre is set to reopen for audiences of up to 20 people, starting on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. “We are very excited to start to welcome small live audiences and performers back to the Baby Grand stage,” said Dianne Zemba, Theatre Manager for the

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

If you’ve been out shopping anywhere in Kingston over the past few days, you know just how busy everyone seems to be at this time of year. From grocery stores to boutique shops, and after-hours clinics to pharmacies, it seems everyone is trying to get things done ahead of the

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Downchild celebrates 50th anniversary in Kingston

“It’s our fans,” he said. “We’ve got such great fans across the country. People have been coming to see us for 50 years, and now they’re bringing their kids and their grandkids, and we’re reaching a whole new generation.”

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