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Proposed Indigenous supportive housing program seeks Council approval

A report to Kingston City Council released today proposes the use of the City-owned building, 113 Lower Union Street, for an Indigenous Supportive Housing Program. If approved, the facility will house up to 19 homeless and precariously housed individuals beginning in late 2021. With Council’s approval, Tipi Moza (Iron Homes)

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Opinion: Too Little, Too Late – Reflecting on the City’s commitment to affordable housing on the first anniversary of the Mayor’s Taskforce on Housing Report

The following is a submitted opinion piece. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Today marks one year since the Mayor’s Taskforce on Housing presented their report on Kingston’s decades-long housing crisis to City Council. In their report, A Foundation for the Public Good,the

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Hall Monitor: Cells, Sites and Shelter

Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 10-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020. During the meeting, council discussed Lake Ontario Park camping, Kingston Penitentiary access, the Task Force on Housing report, and more. While the meeting got started about 15 minutes late, a lack of presentations, briefings, delegations, petitions

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Council to receive housing Task Force report, over 40 recommendations

Since early 2019, members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing have been working to examine best practices and to explore all possible tools and incentives to create more housing and affordable housing in Kingston. Now, Kingston City Council will receive their findings on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020. The 12-person

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Mayor announces tenant representatives for Task Force on Housing

At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Mayor Bryan Paterson made it very clear he intended his Task Force on Housing to begin work right away. That same night, Council voted unanimously to add two tenant representatives to the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing, which was already

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What growth is good?

Growth. A six letter word you hear a lot these days at City Hall. It’s held up by many as something we need in and of itself. We are told that more development in Kingston, for example, will increase revenue (via the assessment base/taxation and development charges) to help the

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Council adds two tenant representatives to Mayor’s Task Force on Housing

Certainly one of the more involved items before Council this week, the formation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing dominated the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Brought forward as a new motion moved by Mayor Bryan Paterson and seconded by Councillor Jeff McLaren, the concept sought to create

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