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Kingston’s downtown light displays to shine all winter long

The City of Kingston and Tourism Kingston have partnered to add more LED lights and lighting installations downtown this winter. “Many have already noticed the heartwarming ‘Love’ lighting installation in Confederation Basin,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Coming to see the lights we’ll have down Princess Street and around City Hall

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UPDATE: Kingston Police: Female rushed to hospital following domestic call

UPDATE (Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020): According to Kingston Police, a local male was charged with attempted murder following vicious beating of a female roommate. At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, the male victim, and the female victim, were all at home in their Ontario Street apartment which

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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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City announces ‘Love Kingston Marketplace’ to take shape later this month

City staff have refined and updated the lane closures planned for the downtown core this summer in order to accommodate businesses who are looking to uphold social distancing while reopening. Originally announced on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, these changes will make space for the Love Kingston Marketplace, a hub for

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City of Kingston moves forward on creating downtown pedestrian spaces

After announcing last week that it will allow downtown businesses to expand outdoors, as well as waive fees for patios, the City of Kingston has announced it is moving forward on closing downtown streets in order to create more pedestrian spaces in the downtown core. As Mayor Bryan Paterson previously

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DND to resume structural work on Fort Frontenac wall

Residents can expect to see a pedestrian walkway put in place along Ontario Street once again as work resumes on the wall at Fort Frontenac. The sidewalk along Ontario Street adjacent to the limestone wall at the Fort was initially closed on Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 for public safety due

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Paved Paradise 2020: Call for submissions reflecting ‘what makes Kingston unique’

For the third year, the City of Kingston is once again planning a ‘Paved Paradise’ project, a temporary public art exhibit right in the heart of the downtown core. The Paved Paradise project debuted in 2018, and this year, the City is looking for submissions that will “help make the

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Temporary closures of The Tragically Hip Way to take place during Brier

The Tragically Hip Way in front of the Leon’s Centre in downtown Kingston will be closed for hour-long blocks in the evenings most days this week. Beginning today, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2020, the street – which runs from Ontario Street to King Street East – will be closed from 4:30

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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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Namaste Kingston offers authentic Indian cuisine with modern flair

If you’ve been downtown lately, you’ve likely noticed a new restaurant that’s getting a lot of attention as 2019 comes to an end. Namaste Kingston offers authentic Indian food with a modern twist, and recently opened at 178 Ontario Street in the city’s downtown core. At the helm of the

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Mayor responds to Homestead LPAT ruling: ‘I’m certainly disappointed’

After the provincial planning appeal body rejected the second high rise development project in the city’s downtown core this year, Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson is pointing to creating policy to add to the City’s Official Plan to create “clarity” regarding development. On Friday, Aug, 9, 2019, the Local Planning Appeal

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Second weekend of ‘Ontario Street: A Vibrant Project’ kicks off Friday

The City of Kingston will be putting on a second weekend of the Ontario Street Vibrant Spaces Project. Ontario Street will be closed to traffic in front of City Hall from 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 to allow a gathering space for

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