Third Crossing: Preliminary Design Survey

Third Crossing: Preliminary Design Survey

The Third Crossing is one of the last major infrastructure projects necessary for our community to have a robust transportation network from east to west across our city.  This project will support all forms of transportation, and connect one of our major business parks to neighbourhoods across the City - increasing access to employees, customers, and services for the businesses located there.  This survey will help us determine the community priorities related to the design and function of this bridge.

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Provide Input: Meadowcrest & Madoma Parks

Madoma Park Concept - Click to Enlarge

Meadowcrest Park Concept - Click to Enlarge

The Kingston East Community Centre plan requires for the demolition of the former Madoma and Meadowcrest Community Centres in Countryside.  Both buildings saw very little use, were not accessible, and had other maintenance issues.  It was decided that these sites would be redeveloped into parks that can better serve the community.

We are now taking suggestions on what these parks should look like going forward, with construction scheduled to start in the fall of 2016.   Please contact Chanda Sames, Parks Planner with your thoughts and considerations by emailing: csames@cityofkingston.ca before July 15, 2016.

You can also leave suggestions in the comments section of this post.

Support the Return of Penitentiary Farms to Kingston

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is seeking public input as part of a feasibility study on re-establishing agriculture and agri-food operations that would include offender employment initiatives at the former penitentiary farm locations of Collins Bay and Joyceville Institution. 

Have your say here: http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/consult/index-en.shtml

Here are a few Important points to consider and include in your response:

  • Rehabilitative success through meaningful work
  • Development of empathy through working with, and developing relationships with animals
  • Best use for land surrounding Collins Bay and Joyceville institutions
  • Yet another form of local food and local agriculture
  • Skills development for inmates
  • Possible production of high-value products - dairy, cheese, etc.

For more information on the prison farms, visit the following links: