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Province approves construction of new joint French-language secondary school in Kingston

Kingston will soon be home to a new joint French-language secondary school, the Province of Ontario has announced. The province has given Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) and Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) approval to proceed with the construction of the new secondary school

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Top Headline in Kingston in 2017

In a few short weeks the ball will drop as we clink glasses and usher in another new year. As we look back on the year that was, how will you remember 2017?  There was certainly a lot to celebrate this past year, which saw Canada commemorate its 150th, and

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New Subdivision Planned for Former Nortel Site

Last Summer, the Ottawa-based developer behind Tamarack Homes proposed the demolition of the former Nortel factory, adjacent to the Gardiners Road Rio Can Centre, to make way for a sizeable, 1,018 unit subdivision.  The specific details of Taggart’s ambitious (draft) plan for the 100 acre plot of land included: 3

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Kingston’s Downtown and West End: Filling in the Gaps

Kingston is a wonderful city: that’s why this blog is here to celebrate it. Yet, what always confounds me is that even though the city feels packed to the gills from September through April, and even though there are 45-minute waits at downtown restaurants all summer, somehow, business are still

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Most Anticipated New Business in Kingston

The ebb and flow of Kingston’s business landscape is constantly changing and rarely predictable.  Recently, our storied downtown bid a final farewell to Dover’s, Tweed and Hickory, and Rockit Boutique, all of whom closed up shop for good.  With massive holes still remaining downtown thanks to the departure of Indigo

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Additions to King’s Crossing Phase Two

In 2008 King’s Crossing began to tempt shoppers with their factory outlet fashion power center on the north side of Dalton Avenue, while Canadian Tire, No Frills, Empire Theatres and St. Hubert were soon to follow on the southern half of the property.  Save for St. Hubert’s lackluster performance and

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Most Anticipated Addition to Downtown Kingston

Nearly two months ago, we asked our readers to weigh in regarding recent significant business closures and what the long term implications might be for downtown Kingston. The relocation, failure and retirement of the likes of Indigo, Turks, Burrito Amigo, Urban Trade, Luke’s and most recently Just HiFi, has resulted

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Downtown Kingston’s Biggest Loss

The prosperity of restaurants and retail in any given neighbourhood is intimately tied to factors such as shifting consumer demand, economic conditions and even technological advancement. Accordingly, turnover of businesses is inevitable, whether it’s in a shopping or strip mall, big box complex or in the heart of the city.  

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The Future of CD/DVD Rental and Retail Stores in Kingston

Growing up, I have fond memories of crawling through the local video rental stores on rainy days, picking out choice scary movies for birthday parties, and anxiously anticipating the VHS release of movies 4 to 5 months after their appearance on the silver screen. I was at the front of

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