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Letter of thanks to the young man working at the Square rink

The following is a submitted letter to the editor regarding the actions of one of the City of Kingston employees that tend to the skating rink at Springer Market Square. He is one of the many City employees that wear the orange vests and shovel snow from the mats at

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City facilities to reopen as region moves into ‘Green-Prevent’ level

Many City of Kingston facilities and services are planning to reopen this week as Provincewide Shutdown restrictions lift. The City is encouraging residents to continue to connect with services remotely and to minimize face-to-face contact. For questions about services not listed below, residents can call the Contact Centre at 613-546-0000

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Kingston City services impacted by new COVID-19 emergency measures

A number of services through the City of Kingston will be impacted by the stricter COVID-19 measures being put in place after the Ontario government declared a second state of emergency. The provincial government announced emergency orders as part of that declaration, which will come into effect at 12:01 a.m.

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Springer Market Square rink opens for public skating

The City of Kingston has been busy preparing the skating surface of the Springer Market Square rink for the community to enjoy. Weather permitting, the Springer Market Square rink will open today, Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. for skating under the province’s re-opening framework and through guidance from KFL&A

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Kingston’s downtown light displays to shine all winter long

The City of Kingston and Tourism Kingston have partnered to add more LED lights and lighting installations downtown this winter. “Many have already noticed the heartwarming ‘Love’ lighting installation in Confederation Basin,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Coming to see the lights we’ll have down Princess Street and around City Hall

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Locke and Key filming brings economic benefit to the Kingston community

Over the weekend, the Kingston Film Office hosted the popular Netflix series Locke and Key in Springer Market Square. They were reported to be filming scenes for the upcoming season of the drama series. While details have been kept confidential at the request of the Production, the Kingston Film Office

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Contactless food ordering now available at Springer Market Square outdoor patio

The Downtown Kingston! BIA has announced contactless food ordering to the Love Kingston Marketplace patio in Springer Market Square. Diners can now order food from AquaTerra, Black Dog Tavern, Golden Rooster Delicatessan and Sharetea Kingston through a mobile ordering platform in the market. Food is delivered directly to a Love

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City of Kingston clarifies regulations on live music during pandemic

It’s no secret that live music plays a huge role in the Kingston community, so it isn’t surprising that the confusion surrounding the regulations on live music has become an issue for many. Last month, Kingstonist reported that live music is not allowed on patios in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Kingston Public Market readies to reopen by end of June

After a spring without it, one of Kingston’s most beloved and historic features is about to reopen, bringing flowers, fresh produce, and a variety of other offerings back to Springer Market Square. The Kingston Public Market – also known as the downtown farmers’ market – will return to Springer Market

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Kingston’s west-end market moving after failed communication with City

A local farmer’s market manager is disappointed by the lack of communication she has received from the municipal government in the past three months about the upcoming season for farmer’s markets. According to Ruthie Cummings, founder and market manager of the YGK West Market (also known as the West Market

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Homeless campers told to vacate Springer Market Square

Only days after Kingston Police and City officials said they would be allowed to remain at Springer Market Square, homeless campers have been instructed to vacate the site. Kingston Police Sergeant Steve Koopman confirmed that City officials visited the site on Friday morning to speak with the campers, advise them

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City, Kingston Police address homeless camp at City Hall

Right now, many of Kingston’s residents are staying home as much as possible, but for some in the city that don’t have a place to call home, Springer Market Square behind City Hall has been acting as home base since the start of April. There, tarps have been erected into

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