City Matters: COVID-19 Bulletin

City services to reopen as of June 11 under Step 1 of the Provincial reopening plan

  • In accordance with the Step 1 reopening phase of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, additional City services, facilities and amenities will be reopening over the coming days.
  • The focus of Step 1 is on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds, where the risk of transmission is lower.  Any person who enters a City facility or uses a recreational amenity must maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others (excluding members of the same household and/or family).

Gathering Sizes

  • Effective this Friday, June 11, up to 10 people will be allowed to gather outdoors, including those not from your household. This includes in City parks, outdoor public spaces, picnic tables, and the bistro tables and chairs in Springer Market Square.
  • The Gord Downie Pier and the beach area of Breakwater Park will also reopen. Individuals must continue to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from those not in their household and/or family.

City Facilities
Effective next Monday, June 14, these City facilities will reopen during regular hours:

  • City Hall and the Payment Centre at 216 Ontario St.
  • 1211 John Counter Blvd.
  • Administrative Office at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan’s Lane.

Effective next Wednesday, June 16, the Outdoor Aqua Park at 303 York St. will reopen. Pre-registration for swims is recommended and will be available starting the week of June 14 at Online registration for July swim lessons will open June 17, starting at noon.

Effective June 22, small group outdoor walking tours of 10 people (with face coverings and physical distancing if they are not members of the same household and/or family) will be offered at the PumpHouse Museum. Information about these tours will be added to the museum website the week of June 14.


Garbage and Recycling Facilities
  • The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan’s Lane continues to operate Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Household Hazardous Waste Depot at KARC reopens on Thursday, June 17 and will operate 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Step 2 of the Province's reopening.
  • The Administrative Office at KARC reopens on Monday, June 14 and will operate 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Replacement/new recycling boxes, Green Bins and garbage bag tags will all be available.
For additional details, please refer to the Province of Ontario’s News Release.

Downtown Kingston businesses are online and ready to serve you! Shop & dine locally & safely from the comfort of your home. Downtown Delivers, curbside pickup, gift cards & more! Visit Downtown Kingston for more information.


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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-06-11 16:34:40 -0400