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City of Kingston installs three Bike Repair Posts at recreation facilities

Cyclists in the city of Kingston have new options for basic bike repairs. Three Bike Repair Posts have been installed at City-owned recreation facilities. “The City is pleased to provide residents with bike repair stations at three of our recreation facilities across the city. We hope these repair stations will

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Love Kingston Marketplace: do Kingston businesses love or hate it?

After months of being cooped up during lockdown, Friday, June 11, 2021 couldn’t come any sooner for most Ontarians. It is the day we are able to have a small semblance of ‘normal life’—dining outdoors under patio umbrellas as well as doing some non-essential shopping. Last year, the City of

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Love Kingston Marketplace launches for 2021 season

The City of Kingston and its partners, Tourism Kingston and the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA), have announced the official launch of Love Kingston Marketplace (LKM) 2021 this spring. The reimagined LKM 2021 has expanded on last year’s plan to support local downtown businesses and hopes to hold outdoor

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Local love, local concerns as Tourism Kingston lights up downtown core

Chilly pedestrians walking along the streets of the downtown core over the past months have been warmed by the glow of neon hearts hanging in the windows of local businesses, but the initiative that brought these signs to the community has raised some questions even as it raises spirits. The

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City Council sits for first night of municipal budget deliberations

Kingston City Council held their first of three nights of budget deliberations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The evening began with a presentation from CAO Lanie Hurdle, in which she explained how City of Kingston staff have taken the impacts of COVID-19 into account in their proposed 2021 budget. “The

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City moves ahead with new rules for short-term rentals

Kingston City Council approved new regulations for short-term renters (STR) in December, including homeowners that use services like AirBnB or VRBO. “Essentially, City Council approved the passage of a short-term rental by-law and a licensing program,” said Dan Hazell, Supervisor of Licensing & Enforcement in the Building & Enforcement department

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Kingston’s downtown light displays to shine all winter long

The City of Kingston and Tourism Kingston have partnered to add more LED lights and lighting installations downtown this winter. “Many have already noticed the heartwarming ‘Love’ lighting installation in Confederation Basin,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Coming to see the lights we’ll have down Princess Street and around City Hall

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FLYGTA starting Toronto-Kingston flights in September

The City of Kingston and Tourism Kingston announced today that a Toronto-based airline, FLYGTA, will begin offering flights to Kingston this September. FLYGTA’s service between Norman Rogers Airport and Billy Bishop Airport on Toronto Island starts on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. “We are thrilled that our beautiful airport will welcome

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Get a view of the waterfront and a history lesson with a private tour on the Island Queen

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises has a passion for showcasing the history and beauty of the Kingston waterfront to local Kingstonians, a passion which has become much more challenging in the context of COVID-19. This summer, adhering to Public Health guidelines, they are offering tours for up to 10 people, maintaining

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City CAO Lanie Hurdle explains changes to Love Kingston Marketplace

The City of Kingston has responded swiftly to negative feedback on the Love Kingston Marketplace, says their Chief Administrative Officer, Lanie Hurdle. In a statement released on Tuesday, the City of Kingston announced significant changes to the newly opened pedestrian streetscape, including reopening Princess and Brock Streets to two lanes

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‘Room for change’ noted at Love Kingston Marketplace opening

The City of Kingston hosted a press conference to herald the opening of the Love Kingston Marketplace, a joint effort between the City of Kingston, Tourism Kingston, Kingston, Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health and the Downtown Kingston BIA.  While some business owners have expressed concerns about the plan,

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Kingston economic and tourism sectors expecting tourists this summer

As Stage 2 of re-opening Ontario grants many of Kingston’s businesses and restaurants to open before some other regions of the province, tourism is expected to pick up momentum again, according to those in Kingston’s economic, accommodation and tourism sectors. Tourism is one of Kingston’s main drivers for the economy,

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