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Hall Monitor: Meeting Momentum

Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 05-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 41-minute meeting, which Mayor Bryan Paterson joked “might be a record for this council” had a light agenda and minimal discussion, though they did get a few items completed. Council had met in a closed

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Hall Monitor: Cycle Break

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 21-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. While we opened with a bit of debate over how to procedurally add a few delegations to the agenda, most of the

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Development of Block 4

During a special meeting last Wednesday evening, City Council voted to begin the process of developing the downtown property known as North Block 4.  Located across from the KRock Centre and dubbed “the gateway to the downtown”, this area offers great opportunity to potential developers.  Thus far, council has created

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Hall Monitor: A Pound of Regulations

Last night was a homecoming of sorts as city council returned to it’s usual seats around the horseshoe, wrapping up a three month road trip – and they did so in true council fashion, running past 11:30 without finishing the agenda. As always, the agenda and addeds are available on

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Hall Monitor: Bumpy Road

Last night, council members, city staff and members of the media and the public packed our bags and went on a field trip – back to school for meeting number 28-2012. Due to some construction taking place at city hall, council is embarking on a form of “road show” (as

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The Ongoing Expansion of the Student Housing Area in Kingston

According to Canadian Real Estate Wealth (CREW) magazine, the area northwest of Queen’s University is one of the top 100 Canadian neighbourhoods to invest in. This lucrative slice of the Limestone City was listed alongside 41 other locales throughout Ontario, while the average price for a home in this coveted

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What if Kingston…

Last weekend, Confederation Park and Market Square played host to the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival, Fare on the Square as well as the regular Farmer’s Market. All of these activities have grown in size and popularity over the past few years, which is a testament to the good work being

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Keep the Empire in Downtown Kingston

Phase Two of King’s Crossing began to take shape in December 2011 when it was announced that Walmart, LCBO, St. Hubert and Empire Theatre would soon emerge from this sprawling consumer complex located at Division and the 401. Both Walmart and the LCBO were suggested as new locations that would

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Condo-lences or Condo-nable?

Just over a year ago, it was announced that the massive hole at the corner of Bagot and Princess would become Anna Lane, a condo development that makes it easier to come up with an initial down payment. The building’s design sort of fits with the surrounding neighbourhood, which includes

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Friday Foto

In just 10 days, Kingstonist will be celebrating two years of rocking blogging in the free world.  I’m really getting pumped up for the big day, as we kind of dropped the ball on building up to, and properly celebrating last year’s milestone.  It’s not as though Kingstonist needs to

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