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From pier to posh: What exactly is 1110 King West?

Currently under review by the City of Kingston is a site plan control application by Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd., which owns and is proposing to develop the site of the former grain elevators on a pier in Cataraqui Bay. James Bar, acting Manager of Development Approvals for the City explained,

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Government of Canada announces millions in funding for Kingston rapid housing

The Government of Canada announced an allotment of  $7.4 million for the City of Kingston to put toward rapid housing on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) made the

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City of Kingston reviews site plan for historic property at 1110 King West

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on the proposed plans for developments on the pier of Cataraqui Bay, also known as Elevator Bay, off of King Street West. Part 2 can be read here. This past spring, Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd. submitted a sixth site plan to

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Advocates: Tiny homes could help Kingston alleviate homelessness

As the City of Kingston’s Planning Services Staff discuss potential amendments to the City’s Official Plan with respect to tiny houses, local advocates are pointing to the concept as a means to alleviate homelessness. In a report to the City Planning Committee Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021, City of Kingston Planning

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Tipi Moza Indigenous supportive housing program approved by Kingston City Council

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Kingston City Council unanimously approved the establishment of an Indigenous housing service centre at 113 Lower Union Street. The centre, which will house up to 19 individuals by late 2021 and provide the community with much-needed cultural support, will be operated

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Letter: Homes for Heroes – Learning more about Kingston’s first tiny homes project

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced the provincial government was providing $200,000 and transferring one acre of land

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A new way of buying a house comes to Kingston

A Kingston realtor is trying a new model to sell houses in the area. Jessica Hellard has teamed up with with On the Block Auctions to offer a home to interested buyers through an auction. The property, located on Davis Drive, is listed on MLS and is available for viewings

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‘The Home Standards Project’ wins Awesome Kingston February grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator. These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same. No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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South Frontenac approves 2021 Budget

South Frontenac Council approved its 2021 operating and capital budgets for the Township it its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The budget adopts a financial plan for the year that maintains or enhances existing services, funds numerous capital projects and advances a number of priorities from Council’s 2019-2022

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Letter: Kingston’s homeless population deserves better

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Our neighbours, who declared they’d had enough of dysfunctional shelters, bug ridden housing, and support services which are disjointed and not supportive, took their well-being into their own

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Competition to buy a house in Kingston continues to ramp up

Kingston’s Real Estate market continued to aggressively favour sellers in the final months of 2020. According to an analysis published in December 2020 by the real estate brokerage Zoocasa, Kingston had an 87 per cent Sales-to-New-Listings ratio (SNLR) in October of last year. That’s up from 68 per cent in

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Heritage vs Development? Kingston, Kamala Harris and the truth about false choices

In the lead up to the hotly anticipated US Vice Presidential debate earlier this month, I read 2019’s The Truths We Hold. The book – part memoir, part manifesto – by Kamala Harris, current Democratic VP candidate, was surprisingly good. In fact, I was taken aback on a number of

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