Month: February 2016

moving our community forward together

Towards a Green Economy

One of the most exciting areas of innovation I see emerging in our community are the strategies and technologies aimed at creating a green economy. To be a smart and livable city we need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and we are working hard to do just that! The Kingston Climate Action Plan is…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – February 17

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 February 17 Council meeting include Council’s support of Sustainable Kingston’s Green Economy Kingston project aimed at engaging local businesses in climate change action, approval of a partnership with Loving Spoonful…
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Introducing the City’s Heritage Resource Centre

This week I was happy to join in the grand opening of the City of Kingston’s Heritage Resource Centre at City Hall. The Heritage Resource Centre celebrates Kingston’s rich and diverse cultural heritage through information displays and exhibits, including artifacts excavated around City Hall and Springer Market Square. The Heritage Resource Centre is a great…
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Why We Need a Federal Affordable Housing Strategy

There is no doubt that access to adequate housing is a critical in our community, this is why it remains a top priority for Kingston City Council. As we look to create more affordable housing options in Kingston we are also looking at opportunities to revitalize existing housing. Take for example our long term plan…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – February 2 & 3

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 February 2 Council meeting include a conversation about downtown development. Council approved the inclusion of an additional item in the Official Plan Update to explore and specify where residential development can…
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Telling the Stories of Kingston

As mayor I am continually impressed by the volunteers and organizations dedicated to fostering greater understanding of our local history and cultural heritage; telling the stories of Kingston. In a city with a history as rich as ours, there are certainly a lot of stories to tell. Recently city council approved a new commemoration strategy…
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