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City of Kingston defers final tax bill due to continuing pandemic

In light of the province-wide Stay-at-Home Order, and the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Kingston is deferring the 2021 final property tax billing. Following the same format as last year, the payment normally due on the last day of June is again deferred to July 30,

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Kingston City Council approves Brownfield CIP at Davis Tannery site

City Council has voted unanimously to approve a Brownfield Community Improvement Plan (CIP) at the site of the former Davis Tannery. The approximately 13 hectare site at 2 River St. and 50 Orchard St. sits adjacent to the Cataraqui River, and the K&P trail. Formerly an industrial site, it was

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Building back better: Doubling down on Council’s Strategic Priorities

On Thursday evening this week, as we near the midpoint of the City Council term, councillors and the mayor will gather with City staff and an outside facilitator (on Zoom) to discuss where to go from here in what may feel like a brave new world vis-a-vis the pandemic. Rightly

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City Council moves property tax deadline, plans small business tax deferral

City Council has moved the 2020 final property tax deadline to Monday, Aug 31. The decision was made at a special council meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, following a staff recommendation. Kingston property owners usually pay their final tax bill at the end of June. “The billing was deferred

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City of Kingston to defer final property tax billing

In an effort to help alleviate financial pressures being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Kingston is deferring the final property tax payment for 2020. That payment would normally be due on the last day of June, however, recognizing the financial strain many property owners are experiencing due

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City offers online information for landlords and tenants during state of emergency

In a time of uncertainty when many are struggling to find answers to important questions, the City of Kingston has created online information pages for landlords and tenants during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The resource pages are meant to help both landlords and tenants navigate rental situations during a

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Council gives preliminary approval to $400 million budget, 2.5 per cent tax increase

Kingston City Council has put its preliminary stamp of approval on a $400,267,000 million budget for 2020, approving a tax rate increase of 1.5 per cent for operating costs and a further 1 per cent for capital projects. In doing so, council also has confirmed capital budgets through the end

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Report: Kingston residential property taxes amongst highest in Ontario

Kingston homeowners are paying some of the highest property tax rates in the province, according to a Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 Zoocasa report ranking residential property tax rates of 35 Ontario municipalities. Toronto came in at number one, with the cheapest property tax rate of 0.614770 per cent. Windsor brought

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City Outlines Plan to Tackle Extensive Winter Damage to Roads

Work to address the extensive winter damage to Kingston’s urban roads will begin on May 26 and will cost an estimated $3.3 million in total. “We told Kingston motorists and cyclists that we would be offering a longer-term fix to address this winter’s road damage and that’s what we are

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Best of 2013: Casino in Kingston

Kingstonist is all about getting the community talking about anything and everything Kingston related.  Our Community Soapbox offers an opportunity for readers to air their opinions, grievances and praise about the topic of their choice.  The possible addition of a casino to Kingston has been, and continues to be, a

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Hall Monitor: Schooled

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 15-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. The bulk of last night’s agenda were smaller items, though as it’s been said to me in the past, those are the

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Community Soapbox: Casino in Kingston

The Process Recently there has been a lot of discussion around a possible gaming facility and a referendum in Kingston. I want to take this opportunity to speak directly to residents about my views and our collective challenges and opportunities. I want to first apologize for my recent comments on

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