Month: April 2017

moving our community forward together

Bike Lanes, Sidewalks & Reduced Traffic Lanes: What’s Your View?

At the May 2nd meeting City Council will be asked to endorse a new plan for the portion of Bath Road that runs from Bayridge Drive west to Collins Bay Road. The plan calls for new bike lanes and sidewalks that will allow residents to safely walk or bike along a section of Bath Road where it…
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The Financial Times Names Kingston a City of the Future

The Financial Times has named Kingston as the best small city in the Americas for Foreign Direct Investment strategy and as the sixth best small city in the Americas for Human Capital and Lifestyle! These awards came out of a comprehensive study of over 400 cities across North, Central and South America as part of…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – April 18

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 April 18 Council meeting include the Council’s approval of the closure of the Ryandale Shelter as recommended by City staff due to a reduction in use thanks to the City’s Homelessness Plan.…
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My Position on the Third Crossing

The Third Crossing is almost shovel ready, and City Council will soon be asked to decide if and under what conditions to move forward with constructing this link across the Cataraqui River. In the lead up to this decision, city staff will be holding two public open houses on April 26 and April 27 to…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – April 4

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 April 4 Council meeting include approval of a recommendation from the School Site Land Acquisition Community Working Group to consider the former St. Peter’s Catholic School property for future acquisitions by the City, Council…
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Announcing a New Scholarship for Outstanding Youth Volunteers

Every year one of the privileges I have as mayor is to recognize outstanding citizens and volunteers in Kingston. The Mayor’s Award for Youth Volunteerism, in particular, recognizes young people who are working to make a difference in the lives of others. The First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award recognizes individuals that have made significant…
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