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Downtown Kingston merchants to offer outdoor shopping Saturday

While it isn’t the official Princess Street Promenade experience, it’s certainly the closest event to it Kingston has seen since the start of the pandemic.  Tomorrow, Saturday, Jul. 10, 2021, Princess Street will be closed to vehicles while downtown Kingston merchants participate in a day-long on-street shopping experience. From 10

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West-end patios open for business

Outdoor dining is one of the first options available to hungry Ontarians as the province reopens from months of lockdown. Kingston’s west end has a fabulous collection of patios ready to serve you. Patio dining is an amazing way to enjoy the summer months, support local restaurants, and start getting

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Love Kingston Marketplace: do Kingston businesses love or hate it?

After months of being cooped up during lockdown, Friday, June 11, 2021 couldn’t come any sooner for most Ontarians. It is the day we are able to have a small semblance of ‘normal life’—dining outdoors under patio umbrellas as well as doing some non-essential shopping. Last year, the City of

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Masking, other measures to be ‘community standard’ for coming year

As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region moves into Stage Three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for the region, offered up some information and advice for local residents. Moore hosted a press conference online on Friday, Jul. 17,

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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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Live music not allowed on patios in KFL&A

After confusion – and upset from local musicians and local music fans – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has reiterated that live music is not allowed during Stage 2 of the Provincial Framework for Reopening. When it was initially announced that the KFL&A region, along with the

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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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A guide to the reopening of patios in Kingston

We did it Kingston! We went rogue and now our patios are open. The weather is getting warmer, the hair cuts are getting shorter and the community is coming together once more. But with great freedom comes great responsibility. So here are some tips to follow if you want to

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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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Child care, patios and malls part of Phase 2 reopening Friday

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health unit is among the many regions of the province moving into phase two of reopening this Friday, June 12, 2020. Most of the public health units in Ontario, except for 10 in the Greater Toronto Area, have the green light to continue lifting

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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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City allowing downtown businesses to expand outdoors

The City of Kingston is making it easier for downtown businesses to expand outdoors, to allow them more space to ensure physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mayor Bryan Paterson outlined the City’s plan to reduce Princess St. to one lane of traffic during the week, and close it completely

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