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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2016

With exactly two weeks of 2016 remaining, many of us are taking stock of the biggest headlines and most significant events that shaped Kingston this past year.  2016 began with a review committee setting out to determine the future of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, which resulted in calls for

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Score Pizza

Last March, Kingstonians were dismayed to learn that The Sleepless Goat would be closing up shop once and for all due to insurmountable financial pressures. The popular cafe had been a downtown fixture for nearly 24 years, and as a result of that lengthy tenure, many of us couldn’t picture

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Kingston’s Favourite Café

Last week Kingstonians were given the sad news that one our favourite downtown establishments would be closing for good. The Sleepless Goat, a downtown ygk institution for over 20 years, was a worker’s co-operative, a huge supporter of the arts, and a welcoming, inclusive destination for those seeking fair-trade drinks,

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Scenes from the Skeleton Park Arts Festival 2015

The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival officially concluded late last Saturday following a lively musical spectacle that was enjoyed by a crowd of hundreds who had packed Princess Street in front of The Sleepless Goat. Earlier in the day, Skeleton Park (aka McBurney Park), served as the backdrop for the

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Guide to The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we couldn’t be more excited! The 10-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 do in Kingston this month. In addition to

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#ygkChallenge: HARS Soup-a-Thon Fundraiser

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Guide to Breakfast in Kingston

We published this Guide to Breakfast in Kingston back in 2014. Looking for a more up to date guide? Check out the 2015 version of our Guide to Breakfast in Kingston, complete with new listings and our top recommendations. We created a Guide to Breakfast back in 2010 and it

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The Sleepless Goat Soup Program Fundraiser

The Sleepless Goat has been a well-known Kingston haunt for twenty years.  In 1999, The Goat became a worker’s co-operative, meaning the business is owned and democratically run by those who work there.  Each employee is given a vote when decisions are made and they draw on eachother’s varying skills,

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Supporters Rally Against Line 9 Reversal

Canada’s economic viability has long been premised on the extraction and exportation of raw natural resources. Beginning with the fur trade and expanding to the diverse mineral resources that exist across the country, their ability to be a sustainable economic venture has long been a point of contentious debate. Despite

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A Taste of Summer

Our city’s air is thick with warmth and lakefront breezes, the Big Dig is almost finished, and Canada Day weekend is coming up. It’s time for long afternoons spent indulging in two of life’s greatest pleasures: Kingston patios and cold drinks. Here are my top five picks for summer cocktails—grab

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