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POLL: Kingston’s best diner

Diners are the one thing you can find in pretty much every town in North America. Even Plevna has a diner! We’ve lost a couple of great ones over the last several years (RIP Lino’s and The Right Spot), but the diner scene in Kingston is still strong. It’s also

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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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Kingstonist’s guide to open mic nights

Kingston’s music scene is one of the best in the country, and a great series of open mic nights is crucial to the support of a healthy music community. It’s where many new musicians step on stage for the first time, and veteran musicians get to test new material and

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Tommy has left the building… well, for now, at least

Less than a month away from its eight year anniversary, Tommy’s restaurant on Princess Street has closed its doors to the public for the next two months. As a result of damage caused by the flooding that occurred in August of this year, the restaurant will have to undergo extensive

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Contractor addresses flooding of Princess Street businesses: ‘If something goes bad, I’ll own it.’

When a few storefronts on Princess Street began gushing water into the street on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, naturally, many assumed the issue was a broken water main. It was not. Since that date, we’ve learned that the flooding, which rose from the basements and through the main floors of

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Water main break not to blame for flooding of Princess Street businesses

The flooding of a handful of businesses on the north side of Princess Street was not caused by any issues with city water mains, according to Utilities Kingston. In fact, the issue had nothing to do with the City of Kingston or Utilities Kingston whatsoever, Utilities Kingston president and CEO

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Best Milkshake in Kingston

Warm, sunny days are finally within reach, and that means that many of us will soon be enjoying frozen treats to help us stay extra chill. Aside from passé ice cream, popular gelato and predictable iced coffees, people are increasingly going old school and ordering milkshakes. Topped with whipped cream

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Best of 2011: Guide to Late Night Bites

Over the past year we presented guides to everything including local bakeries, Museums, Beaches, Bed and Breakfasts and the list goes on.  As a city with three post-secondary institutions and a pretty active bar scene, it’s no surprise that one of our most popular guides was the one that detailed

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

Two years ago Kingstonist published a three part series that explored the ever-changing landscape of downtown storefronts, with a specific focus on new business and vacant commercial real estate.  Back in 2009, high taxes, the recession, aging infrastructure as well as competition from new big box outlets were being blamed

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Guide to Late Night Bites

We published this Guide to Late Night Bites back in 2011. Looking for a more up to date guide? Check out the 2015 version of our Guide to Late Night Bites, complete with new listings and our top recommendations. What do most of us like to do after an evening

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