Month: May 2016

moving our community forward together

Preview: Kingston’s New Youth Employment Strategy

One of my key goals when elected mayor was to champion a made-in-Kingston youth employment strategy to help young people kick-start their careers in our community. It’s been very exciting for me, over the last year, to watch this vision come together through the efforts of an extraordinary group of people representing employers, youth agencies,…
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A New Vision for the Inner Harbour & Old Industrial Area

Next week is the official launch of the North King’s Town visioning exercise which will create a plan for the redevelopment of Kingston’s Inner Harbour and the Old Industrial Area (see the map below). This visioning exercise is an opportunity for residents to share their input and feedback for the future of a part of…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – May 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 May 17 Council meeting include Council’s unanimous approval of the partnership between the City of Kingston, Correctional Service Canada and St. Lawrence Parks Commission for summer tours at Kingston Penitentiary. Council also…
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Kingston Penitentiary Open for Tours This Summer!

Today I am thrilled to announce Kingston Penitentiary will be open for tours starting in mid-June and running throughout the summer. I know this will be exciting news not only for Kingston residents eager to get a glimpse inside the tall walls of the penitentiary, it also promises to be a huge attraction for tourist…
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Let’s Chat! Introducing #MayorChats

I want to chat with you – and i’m coming to you to do it! I am thrilled to launch a new outreach initiative today called Chats with the Mayor. I know Kingstonians care deeply about our community. I also know Kingston residents are busy. That’s why I am launching an initiative to connect with Kingstonians where…
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VIA Rail upgrades Kingston service: the making of a regional hub

Last week the President and CEO of VIA Rail, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, was in Kingston to discuss the future of passenger rail service across the country and the exciting enhancements we will see in our local service, into and out of Kingston. Currently, VIA Rail service in Kingston is restricted both by limited track space for…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – May 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 May 3 Council meeting include a a focus on National Youth Week, May 1-7. Members of the Y2K Kingston Youth Strategy presented the city with an award recognizing Kingston as…
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