Month: February 2017

moving our community forward together

New Investment in Victoria Park

    Victoria Park is one of our city’s oldest and most appreciated parks, a striking green space within downtown Kingston. The park is enjoyed by countless neighbourhood residents, Queen’s students and Kingstonians from across the city. Victoria Park is definitely one of my family’s favourite spots in the summertime for a picnic and some…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – February 21

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 21 Council meeting include discussion and approval of an application for a zoning bylaw amendment at 1100 Princess Street to allow for the addition of a Tim Hortons, Council also…
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Get Engaged! – Draft Public Engagement Framework

You often hear me talk about the vision for Kingston as a smart and livable 21st century city. This vision aims to move our community forward in all areas, key among them the relationship between City Hall and Kingstonians. I strongly believe promoting and fostering transparency, accountability and participation are key to building a smart and…
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Watch: 2017 State of the City Presentation

Each year the Mayor of Kingston is invited to deliver a “State of the City” address at our local Rotary Clubs. This is an important touch point to let Kingstonians know the progress being made and what’s ahead in the coming year. Thanks to Station 14 I am able to share with you this video…
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A New Vision for the Old Nortel Property

This week City Council formally approved official plan and zoning changes to allow for a complete redevelopment of the old Nortel industrial land next to the Rio Can Centre on Gardiners Road. This 100 acre property has been dormant for many years, but finally there is a plan to transform the entire site into a…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – February 7

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 7 Council meeting include discussion and approval of the City assuming the operations of pathway lighting along the waterfront walkway at Commodore’s Cove on King Street West. Council also…
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“Everybody was in it from miles around…”

In a very special opening of this year’s Feb Fest celebrations, I was joined by The Tragically Hip band members Rob Baker and Paul Langlois to officially unveil the Hip commemorative stone in Springer Market Square. This new addition to Market Square pays tribute to a night Kingstonians will always remember, August 20th, 2016, the…
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