Month: October 2017

moving our community forward together

Third Crossing Update

This week I want to share an update on the status of the Third Crossing. In June City Council approved the construction of a new bridge across the Cataraqui River, but only once we receive confirmation of $60 million from the federal government. Right now the city and the province have each committed $60 million.…
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Green Chemistry – GreenCentre Canada – Tour Stop #7

GreenCentre Canada (GCC), located at Queen’s Innovation Park, is a facility for chemistry discoveries in Canada. Technologies sent to the centre are assessed for commercial potential and their estimated environmental impact compared to current technologies. Promising technologies are then developed and taken to market. The Innovation GreenCentre Canada addresses a unique challenge facing researchers. When…
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Gord, We’ll Miss You

Today I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Gord Downie. He has had a profound impact on our community. Here in the hometown of the Tragically Hip, I know I am joined by all Kingstonians as we collectively mourn this loss. Gord was more than just a great musician; in Kingston he…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – October 17th

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! The October 17th Council meeting began with the extension of a license agreement that will allow the “I in Kingston” sign to remain in its current location in Confederation Basin for another year. It…
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My Statement on Queen’s Homecoming Weekend

As Mayor, I’m disappointed by the disrespectful and irresponsible actions that took place during this weekend’s Queen’s homecoming celebrations. There is simply no place in our community for this behaviour. I know the majority of Queen’s students share these sentiments and are embarrassed by the conduct of partygoers this weekend. As a city we continually…
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Continuing the Kingston Pen Tours in 2018

This week I’m very pleased to share that the Kingston Pen tours will be back in 2018! The last two years have been among the best years for tourism in our city’s history, and there’s no question that the Kingston Penitentiary tours have been a key driver of this success. This year KP welcomed over…
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Percutaneous Surgery – The Perk Lab – Tour Stop #6

The Perk Lab is a laboratory for percutaneous surgery. Percutaneous surgery is any medical procedure where access to organs is done through a needle puncture of the skin rather than an open procedure such as cutting the skin with a scalpel. The Perk Lab focuses specifically on image-guided percutaneous and intra-cavity procedures. The Innovation The…
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Mayor’s Innovation Challenge – Challenge Topics

Earlier this week I launched a project I’m really excited about – the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge! Now I’m pleased to share the challenge topics, ideas I believe students will be inspired by. Students can choose from: Cultivating creative public spaces – reimagine one of three underutilized spaces in Kingston: Springer Market Square Amphitheatre, Ontario Street…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – October 3rd

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! The October 3rd Council meeting began with the renewal of a partnership agreement with the St. Lawrence Parks Commission and Corrections Canada to allow for a new season of Kingston Penitentiary tours in 2018.…
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