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Kingston musicians: Be featured on YGK Music 2021 playlists

The City of Kingston is seeking submissions from local musicians, groups and organizations that would like to have their music featured on two new YGK Music 2021 playlists. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 19. “YGK Music celebrates Kingston as a music city and features and

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New EDI Manager, Love Kingston Marketplace 2021 discussed at Kingston City Council

City Council met virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. After a closed session, in which they discussed labour relations, potential litigation over the collapse of 223 Princess St. on Christmas day 2020, and activity around Clyde Industrial Park, Council proceeded with a public meeting broadcast to YouTube starting at 7

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Downtown merchants say concrete barriers were a ‘waste of parking space’

The City of Kingston completely altered the landscape of downtown Kingston streets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Love Kingston Marketplace, in partnership with the Downtown Kingston! BIA and Tourism Kingston, was designed to provide more space for pedestrians and businesses in the downtown core. “The City is reimagining parts of

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Princess Street closed to traffic Saturday for Love Kingston Sidewalk Sale

This Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2020, Princess Street will be closed to traffic to allow Love Kingston Marketplace to hold a Sidewalk Sale in support of downtown businesses. This safe and fun shopping experience will be a day-long event, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Princess Street will be

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Kingston’s Quiet Streets pilot program ready to launch

The Kingston Quiet Streets pilot initiative is set to launch on the week beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, according to the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation. The project, which aims to create corridors that connect neighbourhoods in downtown Kingston (including the Williamsville, Sydenham and King’s Town Districts) to “essential services,

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Contactless food ordering now available at Springer Market Square outdoor patio

The Downtown Kingston! BIA has announced contactless food ordering to the Love Kingston Marketplace patio in Springer Market Square. Diners can now order food from AquaTerra, Black Dog Tavern, Golden Rooster Delicatessan and Sharetea Kingston through a mobile ordering platform in the market. Food is delivered directly to a Love

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Outdoor art exhibit showcases local urban birds by Chantal Rousseau

This year’s Paved Paradise, titled Some of the Many Birds of Kingston, features a collection of reproductions of original watercolour paintings by Kingston-based artist, Chantal Rousseau. Paved Paradise is a temporary outdoor art exhibit created to improve the appearance of the parking lot space at the corner of Ontario and Brock

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City of Kingston clarifies regulations on live music during pandemic

It’s no secret that live music plays a huge role in the Kingston community, so it isn’t surprising that the confusion surrounding the regulations on live music has become an issue for many. Last month, Kingstonist reported that live music is not allowed on patios in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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City CAO Lanie Hurdle explains changes to Love Kingston Marketplace

The City of Kingston has responded swiftly to negative feedback on the Love Kingston Marketplace, says their Chief Administrative Officer, Lanie Hurdle. In a statement released on Tuesday, the City of Kingston announced significant changes to the newly opened pedestrian streetscape, including reopening Princess and Brock Streets to two lanes

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‘Room for change’ noted at Love Kingston Marketplace opening

The City of Kingston hosted a press conference to herald the opening of the Love Kingston Marketplace, a joint effort between the City of Kingston, Tourism Kingston, Kingston, Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health and the Downtown Kingston BIA.  While some business owners have expressed concerns about the plan,

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Hall Monitor: Re-opening and re-location

Kingston City Council added a meeting to their calendar, sitting for meeting number 20-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020 in its electronic format. Called a “special” meeting only because it falls outside of regular scheduling, council only received updates for the Stage 2 reopening plan and an update surrounding

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Downtown transformation starts next week

The City has released details of the plan to reimagine downtown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed “Love Kingston Marketplace,” the redesign will restrict vehicle access in order to create more room for social distancing at outdoor retail, restaurants and pedestrian spaces. “Residents and businesses can expect to see

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