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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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Social Planning Council Kingston Oct 15 Housing Webinar

Registration is now open for the third and final SPC Webinar event in 2021. SPC Kingston and Development Services Kingston is hosting a webinar on Supportive Affordable Housing with 3 panelists who work in the field. Come learn more about how you can be involved in creating supportive housing in

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Protest against housing shortage and homelessness held outside City Hall

A demonstration in solidarity with Kingston’s homeless took place outside City Hall Tuesday evening. Starting at 6:30 p.m. The Kingston District Labour Council (KDLC), the Katarokwi (Kingston) Union of Tenants and other concerned citizens said they were protesting the eviction of people living in Belle Park, as well as the

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Letter: Two thumbs up to Williamsville’s transformation

Editorial Note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Kingstonist. Williamsville is being transformed in a good way. A long-neglected commercial area of the city, with rundown buildings and dormant, weed-filled empty lots is finally seeing major

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Care Hub move from Artillery Park delayed, new location proposed

City of Kingston staff are recommending the city delay relocating the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) for 30 days, until the end of October 2020. The change comes after their plans to lease a building on Patrick Street fell through. “City staff worked to secure the Patrick Street site, but a

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CAO Lanie Hurdle addresses Belle Park bylaw enforcement

The City of Kingston’s senior manager, CAO Lanie Hurdle, said she wants to directly address the public’s questions following the removal of a settlement in Belle Park on Tuesday. “There have been a number of questions brought up in news reports and onsocial media about the end of the Belle

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