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What if Kingston…

In 2016, Kingston Transit recorded another record setting year for ridership, which was up a whopping 11.6 percent from 2015.  Although the continued growth can’t be attributed to a single factor, initiatives including the introduction and expansion of express routes, student pass pilot program, Employer Transpass, route adjustments and longer

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What if Kingston…

Last Spring, Waterloo-based IN8 Development unveiled a grand proposal to transform the former Empire Theater on Princess Street into The Capitol, an 18-storey condominium high-rise that has the potential to change the shape of downtown Kingston.  While some argue that the radically modern landmark will erode historic charm, others contend

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Best of 2015: Slide the City

In the midst of minor heatwave last Summer, we asked the question “what if Kingston hosted Slide the City“?  Slide the City is a massive waterslide spanning the length of 3 football fields, which travels from city to city during the warmer months.  With the slide successfully hosted in Halifax,

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What if Kingston…

On Saturday, August 1st, downtown Kingston will once again be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly dream, thanks to the first of two planned Princess Street Promenade events of the Summer 2015. For the uninitiated, the concept behind the Promenade, is simple: close off a portion of Princess Street to vehicle traffic,

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What if Kingston…

In recent years, Kingston has embraced numerous eco-friendly initiatives in an effort to become Canada’s most sustainable city.  From organic waste collection to the 1,000 Solar Rooftops Challenge, city-wide LED streetlights and one garbage bag per household limit, we have undoubtedly established a very solid foundation for both a greener

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What if Kingston…

In late June, Mayor Mark Gerretsen teased his Facebook followers by posting a refreshing photo of whimsical waterslides on Facebook along with the question: “What do YOU think? Water park like this at Lake Ontario Park?!”. The post went on to attract over 250 comments for and against the idea, as

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What if Kingston…

On a recent trip to our nation’s capital, I came across a unique approach to deterring panhandling and collecting donations in support of Ottawa’s homeless population that showed real promise. On various approaches to the city’s historic Byward Market you’ll find orange coloured parking meters prominently placed near garbage and

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What if Kingston…

The City of Kingston, alongside residents of the Sydenham Ward, are preparing for the launch of a new pilot program on October 1st, which aims to establish updated rules for on-street parking in this bustling downtown district.  The proposal will set aside as much as 15% of on-street parking spaces for

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What if Kingston…

When we purchased our first home nearly five years ago this summer, we eagerly embraced all of the challenges and chores that came along with being new home owners. This resulted in various purchases such as shovels for tending to snow-covered sidewalks, a ladder to help us clear out leaf-packed

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