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Downtown Kingston! announces 2020 Award Winners

The Downtown Kingston! BIA has announced the 2020 Downtown Kingston! Award Winners Businesses and Downtown Kingston BIA! Members were asked to nominate other businesses or themselves for the Downtown Kingston 2020! Awards, Downtown Kingston! said in an email to Kingstonist. There were several nominations for each award category. Each nomination

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Kingston craft beer scene year-in-review

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Kingston’s breweries.  Although the craft beer industry across Canada is still growing, Kingston seems to be going through a bit of a re-adjustment period. At the beginning of 2019, there were 11 craft breweries within a twenty-minute drive of here: Kingston Brewing

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POLL: Kingston’s best late-night bar

A night on the town. Girls night out. Boys night out. A staff or holiday party. Whatever reason you have for staying out late for a drink or two, Kingston has plenty of options! When it comes to nightlife, we have pubs, dance clubs, late-night eats, an arcade, a pool

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Kingston brewers respond to Ford’s ‘buck-a-beer’

  After the long weekend – during which, no doubt, many suds were sunk – Ontarians were treated to a press announcement in which current Premier Doug Ford proudly declared that his campaign promise to bring back ‘Buck-a-Beer’ was being kept. His choice of location for such a proclamation? Picton’s

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Guide to the Best Local Gifts for 2017

The holiday season is a great time to have a positive impact on your local economy. Kingston has an impressive variety of offerings to choose from, making it easy to find something for everyone on your list. From the foodie to the music lover to the socially conscious, Kingston has

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Guide to Holiday Beer in Kingston

Christmastime usually sees gifts of wine and champagne, sometimes a nice bottle of liquor, but with the wave of quality craft beer Kingston and surrounding areas offer, there is no reason you can’t bring a bottle (or two) of local brews to a holiday gathering. Heck, if there are beer

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Guide to The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited about its return to a more grass roots model! The 5-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and

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Best Microbrewery in Kingston

In recent years we’ve been increasingly obsessed with celebrating the best microbrewery in Kingston and the surrounding region.  Since 1986,  the Kingston Brewing Company was the only producer within the city limits, but that all changed in the Summer of 2014 when Stone City Ales hopped on the scene with

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Best of 2015: Six Questions for Stone City Ales

With the unstoppable popularity of craft beer, local brewers such as Stone City Ales and The MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company enjoyed a continuous flow of thirsty supporters in 2015. For downtown Kingston’s newest brewhouse and bottle shop, Stone City Ales, that loyal fan base was earned thanks to the tireless

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Guide to the Best Local Christmas Gifts for 2015

The holiday season is a great time to have a positive impact on your local economy.  Kingston has a wide array of  offerings to choose from, making it easy to find something for everyone on your list.  From the foodie to the music lover to the socially conscious, Kingston has

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Most Anticipated Events in October 2015 in Kingston

The last time I wrote a post like this one, we were looking ahead to August and I was somewhat reluctant to think about summer’s end.  This week marks the first day of fall and this time, I’m going with it.  Partly because I love fall, partly because, as great

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The State of… Lower Princess (Part 1 of 3)

Back in 2009, we published our first three part series exploring the ever-changing landscape of downtown storefronts, with a specific focus on new business and vacant commercial real estate.  Since then, we’ve revisited the series every two years.  Subsequently, in both 2011 and 2013, we found that high taxes, the

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