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Letter: Requesting removal of Sir John A statue in Kingston City Park

The following is a submitted open letter to Kingston City Council. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Kingston City Council, We are all aware of the recent discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, we have seen memorials

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City of Kingston approves restorations to City Hall steps, heritage buildings

Kingston City Council approved applications from Heritage Kingston to alter and restore several heritage buildings, including City Hall, during their meeting Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021. Heritage Kingston’s application was approved by a unanimous vote to alter three buildings on the City of Kingston’s heritage register: Kingston City Hall, and the

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Kingston City Council votes unanimously to condemn actions of MPP Hillier

Kingston City Council unanimously passed an amended motion yesterday decrying the actions of Randy Hillier, joining the Town of Perth, the Township of South Frontenac, and Loyalist Township, who have also issued statements against the independent MPP.  The motion was brought before council last night by Councillor Bridget Doherty, and

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Kingston City Council looks to condemn actions of Randy Hillier

It appears as though Kingston City Council will join the Town of Perth, the Township of South Frontenac, and Loyalist Township in condemning the actions of Independent MPP Randy Hillier.  In a motion slated for council on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, it will be requested that the Ford Government refer

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Renovated Market Wing in Kingston’s City Hall opens for visitors

The newly renovated Market Wing in Kingston City Hall National Historic Site is scheduled to open to the public on a limited basis starting Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The former administrative space is now accessible, and has been designed to house exhibitions and programs that combine history and the arts

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‘Freedom March’ draws crowd to Kingston City Hall

Approximately 40 people gathered outside Kingston City Hall on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, for a demonstration against COVID-19 lockdown measures. Described by organizers as a “Freedom March,” the event featured speakers from the non-profit organization Stand Up Canada. “These COVID measures are violating our rights,” said Stand Up Canada spokesperson

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Redeveloped Market Wing at City Hall to showcase Indigenous history and culture

The Market Wing at Kingston City Hall is scheduled to open to the public in November 2020, after undergoing redevelopment. The newly accessible space, located within Kingston City Hall National Historic Site, has been designed to house exhibitions and programs that combine history and the arts to highlight Kingston, and

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City Hall ready to offer safe guided tours

Kingston’s City Hall, a working National Historic Site, is reopening for guided tours, the City of Kingston said in a statement released Thursdays, Aug. 6, 2020. Beginning Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, people interested in taking a guided tour are asked to line up at the base of the stairs leading

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Hall Monitor: Response recovery

Kingston City Council sat virtually for meeting 15-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, May 6, 2020. Though this was another meeting with a light agenda, council did get a briefing on local business response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and got a few procedural issues taken care of to enable more community involvement

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Hall Monitor: Response Reservations

Kingston City Council held meeting 14-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020, hosting its third meeting in its virtual format. While the agenda was light on staff reports, some key issues were discussed, including COVID-19 responses and an update from the KFL&A Public Health. Public Health Update The evening presented

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Hall Monitor: Economic Enforcement

Kingston City Council sat for another virtual meeting, holding meeting 13-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2020. Council kept a fairly light agenda, but still worked through topics around emergency orders enforcement, the Kingston Economic Development Corporation’s strategic plan, and a funding transfer in tourism. Key Topics Council’s first major

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Hall Monitor: Virtual Emergency

Kingston City Council broke new ground last night as they sat for both Special Meeting of Council 12-2020 (agenda), as well as meeting 13-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020. The meetings, which were held through virtual meeting software, were notable in that this is the first time Council has

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