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Silent act of community outreach puts purses filled with essentials in the hands of those in need

“I guess I knew there was a need for personal products for women, that people need them in the community, that people were struggling.” Rev. Susan McAllister An odd sight—14 summery, colourful purses hanging on a metal railing—might have caught your attention at the corner of Albert and Princess Streets

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Kingston Youth Services Hub aiming to solve youth homelessness

Last year, City Council approved Princess Street United Church’s conversion into a new youth centre, Kingston Youth Services Hub, to cater to the needs of at-risk homeless youth in the community.  The leading organization for the project, Home Base Housing (HBH), responsible for planning and managing the youth hub, is

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Letter on proposed demolition of manse at Princess Street United Church

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. At its 3 November meeting, Council deferred the application to approve the Youth Services Hub development at the corner of Princess and Albert Streets to the 17 November meeting.

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Hall Monitor: Virtual Emergency

Kingston City Council broke new ground last night as they sat for both Special Meeting of Council 12-2020 (agenda), as well as meeting 13-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020. The meetings, which were held through virtual meeting software, were notable in that this is the first time Council has

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Princess Street United Church site to be home to new Youth Services Hub

A new, youth-focused development will soon be located at the corner of Princess and Albert Streets according to the plans Home Base Housing (HBH) revealed today for the Princess Street United Church (PSUC) site. The property, acquired by HBH last summer, will remain home to the church congregation, but will

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Martello School to close after sale of Princess Street United Church

Princess Street United Church is in the process of being sold to Home Base Housing, and the 32-year-old school that is currently within the church will close at the end of next month. Last week, both Princess Street United Church (PSUC) confirmed that the stately church at the corner of

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