Author: mayorpaterson

Making it Easier for Kingston Businesses to Grow

It’s important we continue to attract new investment and jobs to Kingston so that everyone in our city can find rewarding career opportunities. We can do this by bringing new companies here to Kingston, but another effective way to create jobs and investment is to help our existing businesses expand. It’s this second strategy that’s…
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Even Bigger and More Exciting – the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Innovation Challenge

Earlier this month I was thrilled to launch the latest version of a project I’m really passionate about – the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge. The Mayor’s Innovation Challenge is a municipal pitch competition for Kingston’s post-secondary students. We’re looking for students at Queen’s, St. Lawrence and RMC to present innovative solutions to challenges we face as a community. Last year…
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Horseshoe Highlights – At Council with Mayor Paterson – October 16th

Additional Information: Agenda  Working Group on Climate Action Report Strengthen Economic Development Opportunities – Potential Partnership  Camping at Lake Ontario Park Motion  (pg. 11)

Keeping the Focus Local – Federal Election 2019

With election day drawing near, I want to make sure local issues are front and centre, particularly those which require partnership between the City and the federal government. I’ve now had a chance to meet with all of the candidates running to be the next Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, and here…
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Recent Third Crossing Developments

Work is underway on either shore as well as installation of the turtle fencing and the turbidity curtain in the water. Check out this video highlighting some of the most recent developments!

The Future of the LaSalle Causeway

With construction of the Third Crossing underway, now is the time to talk about another critical link across the Cataraqui River: the LaSalle Causeway. The Causeway is owned by the federal government and has been the major link between the City’s east end and downtown. It is expensive to operate and because of its age,…
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Horseshoe Highlights – At Council with Mayor Paterson – October 2nd

Additional Information: Agenda  Zoning Bylaw Amendment – Residential Parking and Driveways Disaster Mitigation and Adaption Fund – Contribution Agreements

Taking Concrete Action on Climate

Last week we saw climate strikes and other gatherings around the world including here in Kingston. Declarations and demonstrations are important to call attention to the need for action on climate. What matters most, and what we need to be measuring, is action and real steps towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s why I’m proud to…
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Making Active Transportation More Convenient

An important part of smart growth in Kingston includes making it easier, safer and more convenient for residents to walk, cycle or take transit. Active transportation options are cheaper than car travel, they reduce greenhouse gas emissions and they promote healthier lifestyles. The first step in promoting active transportation is to design the city so…
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Horseshoe Highlights – At Council with Mayor Paterson – September 18th

Additional Information: Agenda  Belle Park Master Plan Active Transportation 5-Year Implementation Plan