National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: closures and service impacts

Last year, Kingston’s City Council declared that Sept. 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – will be a civic holiday to encourage municipal employees and the community to observe the occasion as intended. Learn how this may impact services, programs and facility hours for the City of Kingston, Utilities Kingston, and other community organizations.  

Impacts to municipal services on Sept. 30  

  • Garbage, green bin and recycling: There is no collection on Sept. 30. Regular Friday collection will be pushed to Saturday, Oct. 1. Sign up to receive collection reminders by phone, push notification, or email. 
  • Kingston Area Recycling Centre: Closed. 
  • Kingston Transit: Buses will run as normal on Sept. 30. 
  • Kingston Access Bus: Buses will run as normal on Sept. 30.  
  • Administrative offices: All administrative offices, including housing and social services and provincial offences are closed Sept. 30.   
  • Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Utilities Kingston will remain open on Friday, Sept. 30. To speak with a Utilities Kingston employee, please call 613-546-0000, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Their customer service centre will be closed. Please follow the prompts to reach a staff member or services. To report a utility emergency in the Utilities Kingston service area, call 613-546-1181, 24/7. (Hydro One electricity customers in the west and east ends can call 1-800-434-1235. Enbridge customers can call 1-877-969-0999.) 
  • INVISTA Centre/ Fitness & Wellness Centre, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre, Kingston East Community Centre, arenas: Open Sept. 30.  
  • CaraCo Home Field: Open Sept. 30.  
  • Swimming lessons and drop-in programming: City of Kingston programs at the West-end BGC South East will continue as usual on Sept. 30.  
  • Confederation Basin and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour marinas: The Confederation Basin Marina office is open Sept. 30. The fuelling stations are open at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.  
  • Grand Theatre Box Office: Open Sept. 30 for regular hours.  
  • Libraries: Kingston Frontenac Public Library branches are open Sept. 30.  
  • PumpHouse Museum: Closed Sept. 30.  
  • Tett Centre: Office closed. Building will remain open Sept. 30. 

Suggestions on how to mark the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Kingston can be found here.