Nov
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Kingston East Community Centre Open House

Drop in and share your vision for the Kingston East Community Centre.

Are there spaces, programs and services you would like to see in the new facility? If you are not able to make the meeting, please provide comments by Friday, Dec. 2 to Jaclyn Grimmon jgrimmon@cityofkingston.ca or by calling 613-546-4291 ext 1805

Find out more about the project.

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Nov
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Open House: Changes to Tree Bylaw and Site Alteration

The City is hosting an open house to discuss the following proposed changes for the Tree Bylaw and Site Alteration Bylaw:

  1. Amended sections for the applicability of the Tree Bylaw regarding trees located in contributory and significant woodlands and environmental protection areas.
  2. Amended sections of the Tree Bylaw regarding normal farm practices.
  3. Updates of the Tree Bylaw regarding compensation, financial securities and legal agreements.
  4. Updates to the Site Alteration Bylaw regarding permitting requirements.

Review the draft tree bylaw (with changes) and draft site alteration bylaw (with changes).

Further minor amendments are proposed that are either corrections, clarifications or intended to improve the functionality of the Tree Bylaw and Site Alteration Bylaw.

A presentation of the proposed changes to both bylaws will take place at 7 p.m. Offer your input to Annemarie Eusebio at aeusebio@cityofkingston.ca by Thursday, Dec. 1.

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CANCELLED: Rural Advisory Committee
Nov
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

CANCELLED: Rural Advisory Committee

This meeting was cancelled and will be rescheduled.  The Zoning Chat will still take place from 4:30pm - 6:30pm.

The Rural Advisory Committee reviews City of Kingston policy with a rural lens, working to ensure the issues and concerns of rural residents and businesses are addressed in municipal policies.   

This meeting will be preceded by a "Zoning Bylaw Coffee Chat" from 4:30 - 6:30pm, for anyone to attend to ask questions about the upcoming changes to Kingston Zoning Bylaw.  More information about this is available at: https://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/strategies-studies-plans/zoning-bylaw-update/phases

A full agenda and set of reports will be available Friday, November 25 at this link.

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Coffee Chat: New Zoning Bylaw
Nov
28
4:30pm 4:30pm

Coffee Chat: New Zoning Bylaw

The first draft of the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw has been released!  Take a look at the presentation from the first open house, and come out to the Glenburnie Fire Hall to chat about zoning with Councillor Allen and our professional planning staff.  This open house will be followed by a meeting of the Rural Advisory Committee at 6:30pm.

For more information on the new Draft Bylaw - visit https://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/strategies-studies-plans/zoning-bylaw-update/phases

Other Zoning Chat dates & locations: 

For more information on the new City-wide zoning bylaw project, or to add your name to our official mailing list for project updates and event notices, please contact:

Laura MacCormick, MCIP, RPP
Project Manager, Planning Division
NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca
613-546-4291, ext. 3287

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Coffee Chat: New Zoning Bylaw
Nov
12
10:00am10:00am

Coffee Chat: New Zoning Bylaw

The first draft of the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw has been released!  Take a look at the presentation from the first open house, and come out to Joyceville Fire Hall to chat about zoning with Councillor Allen and our professional planning staff.  

For more information on the new Draft Bylaw - visit https://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/strategies-studies-plans/zoning-bylaw-update/phases

Other Zoning Chat dates & locations: 

For more information on the new City-wide zoning bylaw project, or to add your name to our official mailing list for project updates and event notices, please contact:

Laura MacCormick, MCIP, RPP
Project Manager, Planning Division
NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca
613-546-4291, ext. 3287

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Nov
11
9:15pm 9:15pm

Day of Rememberance

Event schedule

  • 9:15 a.m. – Community wreath-laying ceremony
  • 10:15 a.m. – Military/veterans groups wreath-laying ceremony
  • 10:45 a.m. – Civic Service of Remembrance (lasts about 40 minutes)

Event map

  • View the event map for both the Civic and RHCA ceremonies

Order of service

  • Parade marches on
  • O Canada
  • Invocation
  • The Last Post
  • Two minutes of silence
  • Rouse 
  • Lament 
  • Wreath-laying (with local dignitaries)
  • Recitation of In Flanders Fields
  • Benediction
  • God Save the Queen
  • Parade marches off

Notes for spectators

  • Ceremonies will take place rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • The general public is invited to attend any of the above-mentioned ceremonies. School groups are also welcome to attend.
  • There will be an American Sign Language Interpreter on-site for the civic service only.
  • Spectators generally stand for these services, however, accessible seating is available at the Cenotaph, on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Other local ceremonies

  • RCHA Remembrance Day Service: at 10:45 a.m. (same time as the civic service) in the southeast corner of City Park, at the intersection of King and Barrie streets opposite to the Murney Tower.  
  • Princess of Wales Own Regiment’s Service: Following the civic service, Regiment marches to the PWOR Monument in City Park (at King and Sydenham streets).
  • HMCS Cataraqui/Naval Service: At noon. Following the civic service, Regiment marches to the Naval monument in Navy Memorial Park (on Ontario Street between Lower Union and Gore St.)
  • Royal Canadian Legion Service: At 12:30 p.m. at Branch 560 at 734 Montreal St.

There are many other ceremonies being held in Kingston on November 11.  Contact your Veterans’ organization or local Legion directly for information. For Kingston-area Royal Canadian Legion contact numbers go here: Kingston and Area Legion Branches. The Legion’s poppy office can be contacted by calling 613-544-5522.

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Nov
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Open House: Noise Bylaw for Sports Fields

A regular review of the Noise Bylaw is being conducted by the City. A Noise Bylaw Review report containing proposed changes to the bylaw was submitted to the Administrative Policies Committee on September 8. The Committee deferred the report to allow for additional public consultation, particularly related to noise from sports fields.

Proposed changes are available online for comment until Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Send your comments to Greg McLean, licensing and enforcement to:

The last review of the bylaw took place in 2004 when the bylaw was harmonized.  The review includes minor housekeeping items to help provide consistency in wording with other bylaws that have been reviewed or amended.

Staff also reviewed sections of the bylaw that have been identified by the community as being either too restrictive or not restrictive enough and is proposing changes to how various types of noise is regulated.

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Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Open House: Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw

The first draft of the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw will be presented at this open house. There will be an informal opportunity to review key topics and preview the sections, along with a formal presentation explaining the background work that was done to complete the first draft, how to navigate the bylaw, where to find information and how to be engaged in the project.  

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Oct
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Public Meeting: Anchor Concrete Expansion

Anchor Concrete is looking to expand their site to accommodate additional storage needs and operational capacity.  This meeting will be where the Public can make comments on the proposal to the Planning Committee and ask questions of the developer.  These comments and questions will be captured as part of the public record that informs the decisions of planning staff and planning committee. 

Anchor is also hosting two open houses on October 13 - one at 2:00pm and one at 5:00pm. They will be conducting onsite tours for neighbours and hoping to answer any questions or address any concerns at that time. I encourage any neighbours to join in on these tours in order to fully understand the proposal. 

For additional information and planning rationale, visit the DASH Web Services page for reports, diagrams and other information regarding this file.

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Oct
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Open House: Proposed Expansion of Anchor Concrete

Please note that these events are hosted by Anchor Concrete, and I am sharing it in order to ensure as many members of the Neighbourhood are aware and can attend to ask their questions directly of management at Anchor Concrete, and to learn more details about the proposal. The City of Kingston Public Meeting will be hosted at City Hall on October 20, 2016 at 6:30pm. Click here for detailed studies and information on this proposal.

The text below has been transcribed from this attached letter.

"We hope that you enjoyed the summer and are looking forward to a wonderful fall! As good corporate neighbours, we want to keep you informed of some proposed site improvements and changes you will soon be made aware of as our company continues to modernize and adapt. "

We have submitted applications for official plan amendment, rezoning and severance ( consent) to improve the functionality of our site. A 10 acre lot addition is proposed from the 70 acre abutting parcel (1456 Aley Street) to enable improvements to our stormwater management facilities and to provide additional land for outdoor storage. The lands to be added require redesignating and rezoning to permit these changes. We are also proposing to create a new lot containing the Anchor Rebar manufacturing facility to provide better access to power for these operations. Rezoning of the whole site is required to permit this change. Signs regarding the proposed changes will be posted on our property in the very near future. 

For more information or to obtain copies of the submitted drawings and reports, you can access our application through the City of Kingston Development and Services Hub (DASH)

We would like to invite you to attend an information session regarding these proposed changes and to tour the affected areas should you wish to do so. These sessions will be held on Thursday October 13th at 2 PM and at 5 PM. To ensure the safety of all our visitors and so we can make appropriate staff available, we request you pre-register by calling Sarah Rankin, our HR Manager at (613) 546-6683 ext. 244 or email
srankin@anchorconcrete.com to express your interest in attending. We will do our best to accommodate requested dates and times. 

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the proposed improvements to our facilities and to continuing to work together with our employees, neighbours and our community. "

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Oct
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Open House: Proposed Expansion of Anchor Concrete

Please note that these events are hosted by Anchor Concrete, and I am sharing it in order to ensure as many members of the Neighbourhood are aware and can attend to ask their questions directly of management at Anchor Concrete, and to learn more details about the proposal. The City of Kingston Public Meeting will be hosted at City Hall on October 20, 2016 at 6:30pm. Click here for detailed studies and information on this proposal.

The text below has been transcribed from this attached letter.

"We hope that you enjoyed the summer and are looking forward to a wonderful fall! As good corporate neighbours, we want to keep you informed of some proposed site improvements and changes you will soon be made aware of as our company continues to modernize and adapt. "

We have submitted applications for official plan amendment, rezoning and severance ( consent) to improve the functionality of our site. A 10 acre lot addition is proposed from the 70 acre abutting parcel (1456 Aley Street) to enable improvements to our stormwater management facilities and to provide additional land for outdoor storage. The lands to be added require redesignating and rezoning to permit these changes. We are also proposing to create a new lot containing the Anchor Rebar manufacturing facility to provide better access to power for these operations. Rezoning of the whole site is required to permit this change. Signs regarding the proposed changes will be posted on our property in the very near future.

For more information or to obtain copies of the submitted drawings and reports, you can access our application through the City of Kingston Development and Services Hub (DASH)

We would like to invite you to attend an information session regarding these proposed changes and to tour the affected areas should you wish to do so. These sessions will be held on Thursday October 13th at 2 PM and at 5 PM. To ensure the safety of all our visitors and so we can make appropriate staff available, we request you pre-register by calling Sarah Rankin, our HR Manager at (613) 546-6683 ext. 244 or email
srankin@anchorconcrete.com to express your interest in attending. We will do our best to accommodate requested dates and times. 

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the proposed improvements to our facilities and to continuing to work together with our employees, neighbours and our community. "

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Oct
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Zoning 101: What is Zoning for? (Evening Session)

  • City of Kingston Planning Division (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Before the first draft of the city-wide Zoning Bylaw is released, we are holding Zoning 101 – information sessions to offer you the zoning bylaw basics. 

You may know that zoning bylaws have something to do with building – but what exactly do they regulate and who do they affect?

Come get a better understanding of:

  • what zoning bylaws do and do not regulate
  • the legislation that allows municipalities to pass zoning bylaws
  • how applications for a zoning bylaw amendments are reviewed
  • the meaning of various sections of a zoning bylaw

To register, email NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca with your preferred time. Seating is limited, so register early. You will receive an email confirmation with further details and instructions.

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Oct
12
2:30pm 2:30pm

Zoning 101: What is Zoning for? (Afternoon Session)

  • City of Kingston Planning Division (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Before the first draft of the city-wide Zoning Bylaw is released, we are holding Zoning 101 – information sessions to offer you the zoning bylaw basics. 

You may know that zoning bylaws have something to do with building – but what exactly do they regulate and who do they affect?

Come get a better understanding of:

  • what zoning bylaws do and do not regulate
  • the legislation that allows municipalities to pass zoning bylaws
  • how applications for a zoning bylaw amendments are reviewed
  • the meaning of various sections of a zoning bylaw

To register, email NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca with your preferred time. Seating is limited, so register early. You will receive an email confirmation with further details and instructions.

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Open House: Third Crossing
Sep
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Open House: Third Crossing

The purpose of this meeting is to share information that has been collected and how it has been used to inform plans and recommendations thus far for the Third Crossing.  The agenda will be refined closer to the date, but will include:

  • A brief history of Third Crossing
  • Updates on preliminary design and business plan phases
  •  An overview of results from public survey and how those results were used

Click here for more about the Third Crossing.

Frequently Asked Questions RE: Open House

What is the Third Crossing open house about?
The public open house will be an informal drop-in so that you are able to learn more about the preliminary design and business plan for the Third Crossing. You will also be able to discuss your ideas and questions with City staff and consultants (the Third Crossing team). You can expect to receive information about how the preliminary design and business plan are being developed, the progress that has been made to date, and information/results you can expect to receive in the future as the work progresses to completion.

How will it work?
Information stations will be set up around the room with Third Crossing team members there to discuss questions and comments. Feel free to visit each station to learn more about the project and to share your ideas on the preliminary design and the business plan with members of the Third Crossing team. There will be no formal presentation so you can drop in anytime between 6 and 9 p.m. This meeting format gives you the opportunity to have meaningful discussions with members of the Third Crossing team about topics that are of interest to you regarding the preliminary design and business plan phases of the project. You’ll also find out how the preliminary design options and business plan will inform future decision-making for the Third Crossing.

How will my comments and input be recorded?
Comments and questions will be documented and your feedback will be reviewed and summarized, and shared on the Third Crossing webpage. Comments can be written onipchart paper, through note-taking and on comment forms that will be provided to you. You can also provide feedback on the comment page at www.cityofkingston.ca/thirdcrossing or by email to thirdcrossing@cityofkingston.ca

Where is the open house being held?
The Third Crossing open house is being held at the La Salle Secondary School located at 773 Highway 15. It will be held on Thursday, September 29th with drop-in anytime between 6 and 9 p.m.

What if I can’t attend on that date; where will I get this information?
Information displays for each of the topics will be available on www.cityofkingston.ca/thirdcrossing after the meeting. You can contact the Third Crossing team at any time to discuss your ideas and provide comments. Following the open house, the Third Crossing team will collect all information received and report back on comments that were provided by all participants

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Rural Advisory Committee Meeting
Aug
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Rural Advisory Committee Meeting

This committee meeting will cover multiple topics that affect the rural area including:

  • A delegation from H. Wevers regarding the Rideau Canal
  • A delegation from the L&A Ridge Runners proposing snowmobile use on the K&P from the 401 to South Frontenac.
  • A briefing on Street Sweeping in Countryside

In preparation for the upcoming LRP II Renewable Energy Procurement:

Click here to see the full agenda and links.

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Engagement Session: Inter-Community Bus Modernization
Aug
18
9:00am 9:00am

Engagement Session: Inter-Community Bus Modernization

  • Kingston City Hall - Memorial Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please note: The information below has been adapted from the original press release: https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2016/07/ontario-seeking-input-on-intercommunity-transportation.html


As part of Ontario's commitment to facilitate new and innovative travel options, the province is seeking input on how to improve public transportation between communities. 

This summer, Ontario will be engaging with industry, stakeholders, communities and Indigenous peoples across the province about how to modernize bus services in the province.  

Improving Ontario's intercommunity bus service is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

Quick Facts

  • Intercommunity public transportation includes any service that operates between communities where the passenger pays a fare for the service.
  • Ontario’s intercommunity bus industry provides a wide range of services to Ontario travellers, including scheduled and commuter services, charter, tour services and shuttle services, and home-school services and school charters.
  • In Ontario, any vehicle that carries 10 or more passengers is considered to be a bus. In 2013, there were over 34,000 vehicles registered as a bus in Ontario. This includes transit buses, motor coaches and school buses.

Additional Resources

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Town Hall: Future of Kingston's Prison Farms
Aug
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Town Hall: Future of Kingston's Prison Farms

Adapted from Press Release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-2142267.htm

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, along with officials from the Correctional Service of Canada, will host a town hall meeting to consult Canadians on the feasibility of re-establishing agribusiness operations at Joyceville and Collins Bay institutions.

The meeting will take place Aug. 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall in Kingston, Ontario. The public is invited to attend.

The town hall meeting is part of a larger feasibility study, which includes an online forum where stakeholders from government, business and the community are invited to share their opinions. This online forum is open from June 2 to Aug. 2, 2016 (see June 2, 2016 news release for more information).

Once the feasibility study is complete, the findings will be posted publicly.

"The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Canada's criminal justice system increases the safety of our communities and supports providing offenders with programming that helps them successfully reintegrate into our communities. With that in mind, we invite the public to come out to the town hall meeting and share their views on re-establishing agribusiness programs at Collins Bay and Joyceville institutions."

- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Associated links

History of CORCAN and the evolution of prison industries

 

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Kingston Sheepdog Trials Festival
Aug
5
to Aug 7

Kingston Sheepdog Trials Festival

The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials is the largest festival of its kind in North America and one of Festival and Events Ontario’s Top 100 Events. If you love dogs or animals, then this is the place for you to be this weekend!  In addition to the trials competition itself, you’ll find Soper Creek Wildlife, K9 police Unit demos, Dog Lovers Days lure course, Rideau River DockDogs, an off-leash doggie playzone, a marketplace and more. Bring your water bottle for free refills from the Utilities Kingston Water Buggy.

Updates, trial results and schedules available with the free app (available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry): http://bit.ly/ksdtapp

Tickets

  • Adults: $10 when purchased online before August 4, $15 at the gate festival weekend
  • Children under 12: free
  • Dogs: free, but must be on a leash (and please poop and scoop)
  • Buy tickets online: http://bit.ly/29wjrMq

Parking and shuttle information

For sponsor opportunities or information call 613-546-4291 ext. 1716. 

Festival website  http://www.kingstonsheepdogtrials.com/

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Jul
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Free Concert: David Wilcox

For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Kingston is proud to present two free concerts in Springer Market Square featuring indie rock superstars Wintersleep and Canadian rock'n roll icon David Wilcox.

The second Rockin' the Square of the season will take place Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. with David Wilcox.

David Wilcox is a brilliant song writer, a great singer, and one of the hottest guitar players in the world. He first made his name as a wild, live performer and then as a first-rate recording artist whose work, from "Out Of The Woods" (1980) to "Boy In The Boat"(2007), stands the test of time. After more than twenty years in the business - including extensive touring, 5 gold & platinum albums, numerous awards, and winning fans everywhere- it's no stretch to say that David Wilcox deserves icon status. This concert is presented by radio partner K-Rock 105.7.

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Open House: Rideau Canal Management Plan
Jul
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Open House: Rideau Canal Management Plan

This event is to replace the initial event date of June 30, 2016, which was cancelled.

Adapted From Parks Canada Invitation:

Parks Canada has embarked on management planning for the Rideau Canal and requests your participation in this important initiative.  Management planning is a process undertaken to set out, and periodically reassess, the strategic management direction of a National Historic Site. This process helps to ensure Parks Canada delivers on its commitments to heritage places on behalf of Canadians. It also provides an opportunity for Indigenous peoples, residents, boaters, visitors and all types of partners to voice their ideas and thoughts.

As a knowledgeable party with a vested interest in the Rideau Canal and its prosperity, your participation in this planning process is crucial to its success. Over the course of the 2016 navigation season, Parks Canada will coordinate numerous opportunities for engagement with the intent that all parties have multiple chances to be heard.

Details of these engagements will be provided through regular updates and through the Rideau Canal website at http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/rideau/index.aspx.

In addition, there will be four Open House meetings in June where stakeholders and the general public will be able to provide input. These meetings are scheduled for:

Ottawa — Dow’s Lake Pavilion, Monday, June 20 from 4-9 p.m.
Smiths Falls — Parks Canada Woods Mill Complex, Wednesday, June 22 from 4-9 p.m. Chaffey’s Lock — Community Hall, Monday, June 27 at the from 4-9 p.m.
Kingston City Hall — Memorial Hall, Thursday, June 30 from 4-9 p.m.

You are also invited to share any feedback you have about the Rideau Canal by sending an e-mail to rideaucanal-info@pc.gc.ca.

Parks Canada wants you to see yourself/your organization in this process and the resulting new management plan. This will be your opportunity to provide input and help shape the future of the Rideau Canal National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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