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Temporary fixtures at ‘The Hub’ in place until public art installation

If you’ve happened to travel through the intersection of Princess and Division Streets lately, you most likely noticed a number of magenta objects have popped up on the sidewalks in the area. The eight brightly-coloured lipstick-shaped fixtures are only there temporarily, according to the City of Kingston. “These are temporary

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Quirky Kingston

With the exception of a couple of years in college (and not even that far away — I was in Belleville) and a few months living in Oshawa shortly after, I’ve lived in Kingston since I was born here in 1978. I love it here. I love the history, the

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Taylor Hall Charity Ball Hockey Tournament set to take over The Hub

One of the most unique annual events in the city is set to bring a flurry of people and energy to downtown Kingston as organizers prepare the finishing touches for this year’s Taylor Hall Charity Ball Hockey Tournament. In support of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area,

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City to close Division Street in hub to lay asphalt

  The City of Kingston will be laying the final layer of asphalt at intersections in the hub area and along Division Street between Colborne and Brock Streets starting Monday, May 13, 2019 until Thursday, May 16, 2019. Motorists can expect significant delays due to lane closures while crews complete

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City to host public workshops to generate ideas for ‘Hub Project’

In September of 2018, the City of Kingston announced plans to “enliven” the intersection at Princess and Division Streets, and now they’re looking for ideas. ‘The Hub Project’ is a City initiative aiming to improve the intersection – an area known locally as The Hub – through public art and

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Police seek public assistance regarding an assault causing injuries

Kingston Police are asking anyone with knowledge of an assault that took place in early August to come forward. The assault took place on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, sometime between 2 and 2:30 a.m. when two brothers were standing in the area of Princess and Division Streets, about to get

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Best of 2015: La Hacienda

La Hacienda has been an excellent addition to downtown Kingston’s incredible restaurant selection.  Kingstonian’s cries for authentic Mexican food were answered when this new establishment took up shop at Princess, near Clergy.  Since its opening in 2014, the buzz has escalated and it’s a rarity to walk by and not

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Since publishing last week’s snapshot of lower Princess Street, and comparing those results against what we’ve recorded in years past, it’s abundantly clear that our downtown’s main thoroughfare has a higher number of vacancies and a staggering number of new contenders slash relocations. In fact, the number of vacancies observed

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La Hacienda

When asked “what type of cuisine was lacking in the Limestone City?” my answer had long been real South/Central American food. Many of my friends agreed. Yes, there is the famous after-bar stop El Asador serving up everything from burritos to fajitas to curries and Indian breads in The Hub.

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Last week we revisited a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of many Kingstonians: the ever-changing landscape of downtown Kingston, specifically lower Princess Street. In our original three part series that was published two years ago, we provided a snapshot of new, relocated and recently closed local businesses. 

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