Month: January 2018

moving our community forward together

Getting Downtown Development Right: Putting a Greater Emphasis on Design

One of the important questions facing our community is how to best develop the city’s core in a way that will make our downtown more walkable, livable and vibrant. Last week we invited Brent Toderian, an internationally respected expert in urban planning and design, to give a presentation with a question and answer period here…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – January 23rd

Miss Council this week Kingston? Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Watch it HERE Additional links:  Council agenda  2020 Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship Partnership 2017 Vacancy Rate Implications   

The Green Economy Program – Sustainable Kingston – Tour Stop #9 & #10

A program through Sustainable Kingston called The Green Economy Program is helping many Kingston businesses achieve their sustainability goals. Through the program, Sustainable Kingston provides the support and recognition businesses need to start measuring and reducing their carbon footprints. Members gain access to carbon footprinting services, sustainability coaching, and a host of other sustainability resources.…
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Positioning Kingston to Win the 2020 Curling Canada Brier

Kingston is officially one of several Canadian cities in the running for the 2020 Curling Canada Brier, and I am very confident that we can win it! Kingston has so much to offer, with a top rated venue in the midst of a premier downtown location. When Kingston hosted the Scotties Tournament of Hearts back…
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State of the City 2018: Looking Forward to an Exciting Year Ahead!

Over the next few weeks I have the privilege of giving a ‘State of the City’ address to a number of organizations across the community. This annual presentation is always a great opportunity to update Kingstonians on the latest news, the status of projects, or anything else that’s happening across the city. Here are a…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – January 9th

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! At the January 9th Council meeting one of the big items of discussion was the annual review of the Rogers K-Rock Centre and approval of the 2018 operating plan. Council heard about the projected…
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