Month: March 2018

moving our community forward together

Calling all Kingstonians: Nominate a Volunteer for the 2018 Civic Awards!

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 recognizes young people who are working to make a difference in the lives of others, and the First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award recognizes individuals that have made significant lifetime…
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Making it Easier to Vote in this Year’s Election

At our City Council meeting this week, Council approved a plan to make it easier for Kingstonians to vote in the municipal election in October. It’s important that all eligible voters in the community make their voice heard at the ballot box, and to that end here are some of the improvements you can expect…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – March 20th

Miss Council last night 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:  March 20th Council agenda  2018 Municipal Election Plan – Enhancements   Motion to Improve Ontario/Brock Parking Lot (page 13)

Airbnb in Kingston: Managing Tourist and Vacation Rentals in the City

Part of being a leading 21st century city means being able to quickly adapt to the changes that technology can bring to our community. A perfect example of this sort of change is the emergence of Airbnb and similar services and how they have greatly expanded short-term rental accommodation options in Kingston. In fact, there…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – March 6th

Miss Council last night 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  Municipal Accommodation Tax  Municipal Funding for Kick and Push Festival  Amendments to Regulate Election Signs 

Where Are We? Kingston!

After a long, cold, snowy winter, spring is finally in the air, and that means it’s time to gear up for another spectacular tourist season here in Kingston! Check out this great new video showcasing why our city has become one of the top tourist destinations in the province.

A Proposal to Redevelop the Davis Tannery

To see more of the proposed development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vww7NJWgHnc When it comes to reimagining what the Inner Harbour and Old Industrial areas of the city could look like, one of the most important parcels of land to talk about is the Davis Tannery site. This large waterfront property has sat dormant for decades ever since the…
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