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Advocates: Tiny homes could help Kingston alleviate homelessness

As the City of Kingston’s Planning Services Staff discuss potential amendments to the City’s Official Plan with respect to tiny houses, local advocates are pointing to the concept as a means to alleviate homelessness. In a report to the City Planning Committee Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021, City of Kingston Planning

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Letter: Homes for Heroes – Learning more about Kingston’s first tiny homes project

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced the provincial government was providing $200,000 and transferring one acre of land

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Letter: Why I left Kingston’s Housing and Homelessness Committee

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I left the City’s Housing and Homelessness Committee recently completely disheartened by the experience, and I’d like to share that experience with fellow Kingstonians. It may be time

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Province, City partner to build ‘village’ of tiny homes for Canadian veterans

The Ontario government is providing $200,000 and support for the transfer of an acre of local land to help create up to 25 tiny homes for military veterans experiencing homelessness. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries stopped

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A Strategic Look: Priority #1 – Increase Housing Affordability

  This is the first of a five-part series looking at the projects the city has listed as part of their 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. Part 2, focusing on roads, transportation and walkability, will be available next week. Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional

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