City Matters: COVID-19 Bulletin April 9

The Government of Ontario has implemented a province-wide stay-at-home order.

What this means 
  • Due to their essential nature, most municipal services will continue to be provided, including waste collection and Bylaw Enforcement.
  • While indoor recreation facilities are closed, the vaccine clinic at INVISTA Centre remains open.
  • Kingston Transit will continue to operate on a reduced service level.
  • Indoor gatherings of individuals not living together are now prohibited. Outdoor gatherings of more than five individuals not living together are still prohibited
Find out about the province-wide stay-at-home order.
Closed City Services

City closes Breakwater Park today at 4 p.m. to safeguard against spread of COVID-19
  • Fencing is being erected to close the north, east, and west boundaries of Breakwater Park, which runs along King Street between Lower University Avenue and Beverley Street. City Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police will be closely monitoring other parks in proximity to the University District. Anyone using Breakwater Park, even alone, is now subject to fines.
  • Residents are reminded that those who fail to maintain physical distancing in any City park – and those who enter the closed area of Breakwater Park – can be issued a $2,060 Penalty Notice on the spot under the City’s Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) for failure to comply with an emergency order. Any fines issued under the City’s AMPs can be paid and appealed directly through the City.
  • Have you witnessed a gathering of concern?  Please contact Kingston Police using this non-emergency number: 613-549-4660.
Pitch-In Kingston postponed due to Province’s stay-at-home order
  • Pitch-In Kingston will be postponed in response to the Province-wide stay-at-home order, which came into effect at 12:01 a.m. The annual community-wide clean up was initially planned for April 18-25.
  • For  all the latest information about this event, and other Sustainable Kingston initiatives, please visit
Other City facilities are closed:
  • City Hall and 1211 John Counter Blvd. are closed to the public under Province’s Stay-At-Home Order.
    • Payments can be made through online banking, through your financial institution and using the drop boxes at City Hall or 1211 John Counter Boulevard.
  • Garbage and recycling service changes:
    • Giveaway Day on April 17 is cancelled
    • Household Hazardous Waste depot is closed. This service will resume after the stay-at-home order has been lifted.
    • The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) will operate with reduced hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Saturdays).
  • Pay parking tickets online
  • Indoor recreation facilities and programs are suspended during the province-wide shutdown. Program and facility bookings will be refunded
  • The Kingston Grand Theatre, Baby Grand and the Regina Rosen Auditorium are closed to the public until further notice.  
    • The Box Office is available for contact through phone inquiries Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patrons may call 613-530-2050 or email [email protected]
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library branches are closed, but curbside pickup is available.
Open City Services
The COVID-19 Vaccine clinic at the INVISTA Centre remains open
The COVID-19 Vaccine clinic at the INVISTA Centre remains open for booked appointments. For more information about booking an appointment visit the KFL&A Public Health website. 

Outdoor recreation amenities, parks and trails remain open
Outdoor recreation amenities including public trails and playgrounds remain open for safe enjoyment and exercise. Any person who enters or uses an outdoor recreation amenity must maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others (excluding members of the same household).

Other City News

Apply now for City pandemic relief grants
  • The City of Kingston and its community partners are now accepting applications for $1.5 million in grants through four programs aimed at supporting local businesses, not-for-profits, recreation organizations and artists. Learn more about the four available pandemic grant programs at

News from our community partners


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