Month: June 2016

moving our community forward together

A New Temporary Home for the Marine Museum – Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

On June 29th City Council held a special meeting to discuss the future of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, as they face eviction from their current location on August 23rd. At this meeting City Council approved a plan that will see the Marine Museum move into vacant space at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. Council…
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Learn more: Third Crossing video

The Third Crossing is the single largest infrastructure project ever considered for Kingston, and so it’s very important to me that all residents in our city have a chance to learn about the details of this project and provide their input. Check out this short video to learn more about the Third Crossing bridge and…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – June 21

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 3 minutes. Highlights from the June 21 Council meeting include discussions on three hot topics; the Kingston airport expansion project, KEDCO Review Committee report and a new model to measure economic impact of residential intensification. The…
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Key Recommendations from KEDCO Review Committee Report

This week the final report of the KEDCO review committee was released to the public. The report contains a large number of recommendations and proposes some significant changes moving forward. Here’s a brief overview of what the report is proposing: Separate into two organizations: KEDCO would be replaced with two separate arms’ length organizations: Tourism…
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Wal-Mart Coming Soon to Rideau Heights

This week City Council granted final zoning approval for a new Wal-Mart development at the old Quarry Sportsplex site near Division Street and Highway 401. This is great news for Kingston’s North End, and an exciting step forward in the regeneration of the Rideau Heights neighbourhood. It wasn’t all that many years ago that the…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – June 7

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes. Highlights from the June 7 Council meeting include the zoning approval for a new Walmart at the old quarry sports dome near Division Street and Hwy 401. Council approved a new community working group…
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Commuter Challenge & Cycle Week!

  June 5-11 is Commuter Challenge and Cycle Week 2016! The Commuter Challenge is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces that encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home and instead use active transportation and log commutes using alternative transportation. Over the past several years Kingstonians have taken the challenge and ranked first in the medium-…
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