Month: January 2016

moving our community forward together

Your Feedback: Potential New Downtown Condo Development

One of the most important debates we are going to have as a community this year will centre on condominium development proposals and what these will mean for the future of our downtown skyline. To help get this community conversation going, I’d like your opinion on a proposal by Homestead Land Holdings that is expected…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – January 26

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 3 minutes or less. Highlights from the January 26 Council meeting include; an application from the Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA!) to declare the downtown a tourist zone, allowing the option for retail shops to open on…
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The New DASH System: Keeping You Better Informed

  One of the key elements of the Smart and Livable 21st Century City vision is to utilizing technology to find efficiencies in city processes and to make it easier for residents to stay up to date with what’s going on both in their neighbourhoods and across the city. A great example of this is the new…
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The Third Crossing: Critically Important & Achievable

This week City Council awarded the contract for the preliminary design work for the Third Crossing, which is a critical step to getting the proposed bridge shovel ready. This decision has sparked renewed conversation about the project and I am happy to see Kingstonians getting engaged. In light of the community buzz, here are my…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – January 12

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 3 minutes or less. Highlights from the January 12 Council meeting include; award of contract for the preliminary design work of the Third Crossing,  approval of a partnership with the Limestone District School Board and Kingston Frontenac Public Library Board…
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Looking Ahead to What’s Coming in 2016

Happy New Year Kingston! As we look forward to the coming year, there is no doubt in my mind that 2016 is going to be an exciting year for our community. Here are a few things to watch for: 1. Downtown Development This year it is expected City Council will be asked to make a…
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