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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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No love from business owners for Love Kingston Marketplace

Business owners on Princess St. and Brock St. are speaking out against the City’s pedestrianization initiative in downtown Kingston. “The lane closures on Princess and Brock created, almost instantly, more negativity regarding Downtown Kingston from customers than I have ever experienced as a Kingston resident and business owner,” said Susan

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City to resume metered parking fees June 29

The City of Kingston, which is continuing to re-introduce normal functions after suspending many in March in response to COVID-19, will be resuming parking fees at metered spaces on Monday, Jun. 29, 2020. This return to parking fees will apply to all on-street metered parking spaces, all metered parking lots,

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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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Frontline workers petitioning to keep free parking at hospitals during pandemic

Sascha Davis had never had to pay for parking at her job in her life… That is, until she started working for Kingston General Hospital (KGH) in December of 2010. At first she was paying $10 per shift, then $15 per shift, then $20 per shift, just so she could

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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 to partially reinstate hourly parking next week

The City of Kingston announced plans to reinstate hourly parking charges at some downtown locations starting Monday, June 8, 2020. Hourly parking will resume at the Frontenac County Courthouse parking lot, Waterfront parking lot, Richardson Beach parking lot and several streets in the area around Queen’s University and Kingston General

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City and Queen’s University offering free parking during COVID-19 pandemic

With the intention of supporting essential travel for residents and commuters, the City of Kingston is waiving hourly parking payments during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and Queen’s University is offering free parking to support hospital staff. “We recognize that daily travel patterns for many in our community have changed and

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City of Kingston announces plans for parking changes at City Park

The City of Kingston is planning changes to parking around City Park, some of which the public is being asked to provide feedback on. The City announced an end to parking on the ring road within City Park in November of 2019, and also explained that municipal staff would be

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Frontenac Parking Lot to close temporarily beginning next week

Those who frequent the downtown core by vehicle will need to keep in mind that the municipal parking lot adjacent to the Leon’s Centre will be closed temporarily for the next two months. The Frontenac Parking Lot, located at the corner across from the Leon’s Centre on the block of

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Capitol Condos developer files new, 12-storey proposal for downtown site

IN8 Developments, the developers behind the ongoing development plans for 223 Princess Street (The Capitol Condos) has filed a revised, 12-story plan through the City of Kingston. First proposed in 2015 at 17 storeys and 61.4m tall, the new project is proposed to be 12 storeys and cap out at

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