Month: December 2017

moving our community forward together

Looking Back at 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. It’s been quite the year! Here are a few highlights that come to mind: The Third Crossing – after 50 years of debate and discussion, City Council approved the construction of the new bridge. If we can secure the remaining $60 million in federal…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – December 19th

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! At the December 19th Council meeting one of the big items of discussion was over the city’s pet licensing system. The city has been working with Docupet, a company with an online system for…
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Why We Need More Housing in Kingston

We recently learned that Kingston now has the lowest rental vacancy rate in the entire province. The graph above is from the 2017 Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) report and shows that the vacancy rate in Kingston is just 0.7%, which is now lower than anywhere in the Greater Toronto area. This compares to…
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The Inaugural Mayor’s Arts Awards

This week I was thrilled to present the first ever Mayor’s Arts Awards and recognize the contributions of five tremendous artists in our community. This exciting new event has been a number of years in the making, as a way to celebrate Kingston’s arts and culture scene and to raise the profile of great artistic…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – December 5th

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! The December 5th Council meeting began with a land deal between the City and Podium Developments. This is good news for the downtown as it will expand the supply of parkland in the core…
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