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City seeks committee members for Sir John A. Macdonald legacy project

The City of Kingston says they are seeking “a diverse group of representatives” to sit on a working group addressing the history and legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald in Kingston. Specifically, the working group will focus on developing the wording that describes Macdonald on municipal property. “The working group

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Best of 2015: Homes Relocated to Support Construction of Stauffer, 1992

Kingstonist’s best of 2015 continues with an absolute gem from our dear friends at Queen’s Archives.  Longtime Kingstonians will undoubtedly remember Queen’s University’s unprecedented relocation of three houses from Union Street to make way for the construction of Stauffer Library.  The intricate evolution required months of planning and coordination, while

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Homes Relocated to Support Construction of Stauffer, 1992

Some recent history for a change! Usually from the archives we feature older photographs from another century but that is not entirely representative of all of the material we have here in our holdings. Much of the material we have is of a more contemporary vintage. This photograph is from

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This Summer’s Worst Road Closure in Kingston

There’s an old saying in Ontario which jokes that the province that’s yours to discover really only has two seasons: winter and construction season. Large-scale construction projects have impacted Kingston in a big way this Summer, while our collective patience and navigation skills have been increasingly tested thanks to the

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Construction Is In The Air

It’s that magical time of year.  The flowers are beginning to pop up, buds are on the trees and the City is going to tear up your road.  Ah, construction season.  Not that we didn’t see our fair share of construction during the winter months with what seemed like endless

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