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Historic Plaza Hotel in downtown Kingston listed for sale

Kingston holds a rich history, be it in an old limestone buildings, streets, carriageways, or Martello Towers; every place tells a unique story.  The building at 46 Montreal Street, a downtown investment property listed for sale last week and being sold for $5.25 million, according to an MLS listing, is

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Kingston lands in CAA’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2021

CAA has released their round up of the worst roads in Ontario, and Kingston has the displeasure of being in the top 10. CAA’s annual Worst Roads campaign has influenced change, according to their website, resulting in repaving and repair work done to many of the roads that have appeared

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SIU clear Kingston Police officer of any wrongdoing during fatal stabbing

WARNING: This article contains images that readers may find shocking or disturbing. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), a civilian law enforcement agency that investigates incidents involving police where there has been a death or serious injury, has concluded that a Kingston Police officer operated within his jurisdiction during the downtown

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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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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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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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Kingston Police confirm body found in Plaza Hotel

Update (Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020): Kingston Police do not believe this death was suspicious in nature. “The death does not appear suspicious in nature and the carriage of the investigation moving forward will be with the coroner’s office,” said Const. Ash Gutheinz, media relations officer for Kingston Police. Original article:

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Police nab nighttime prowler with expensive stolen bike

A man behaving suspiciously around residences in the downtown core has been arrested and charged after police found him to be in possession of a stolen bicycle. On Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the accused man was seen prowling near houses in the area of Queen Street

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Police close section of downtown core following stabbing incident

Update (4:27 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019): “The SIU is investigating an incident that occurred this afternoon in downtown Kingston. Further details to be released later this evening.” — via Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on Twitter. Update (3:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019): Kingston Police will not be commenting on

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Impaired driver charged after rear-ending two vehicles

Kingston Police arrested and charged a local woman after she struck two vehicles in less than 10 minutes in the downtown core. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, the accused woman rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped for a red light at the intersection of King Street

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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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A Strategic Look: Priority #2 – Improve Walkability, Roads and Transportation

Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional special meetings, Kingston City Council set out its five strategic priorities through 2022, which they affirmed and approved an implementation plan for at their meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Today, we take a more in-depth look

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