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. Continue reading

City closes Breakwater Park to safeguard against spread of COVID-19

April 9, 2021 The City of Kingston is closing Breakwater Park to prevent crowding following an announcement by KFL&A Public Health yesterday of an outbreak in the adjacent University District. Continue reading

Sewer lining program will extend life of infrastructure – with no digging required!

April 8, 2021 Utilities Kingston is continuing the now annual sewer lining program to rehabilitate aging pipes and improve operating efficiency – using a process that avoids digging up pipes and disrupting neighbourhoods. Continue reading

City Hall and 1211 John Counter Blvd. closed to the public under Province’s Stay-At-Home Order

April 7, 2021 From the City of Kingston: Stay home as much as possible, stay safe and shop local.Today, the Ontario Government declared a State of Emergency and issued a four-week stay-at-home order, which comes into effect on 12:01 a.m. April 8. Review the list, below, to see how popular City facilities and services are affected and choose online and phone options to connect with the City to avoid unnecessary trips. Continue reading

Breaking: Province Issues New Stay at Home Order

As a follow-up to last week's press conference, and in response to low hospital capacity related to COVID-19, the Ontario government has announced a State of Emergency and four-week stay at home order. Continue reading

Kingston City Council gives go ahead for Capitol Condos project

Kingston City Council unanimously passed a motion on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 to endorse the settlement on the proposed Capitol Condos project at 223 Princess Street. Continue reading

Learn before you burn: New bylaw requires you read regulations to obtain a free open-air burn permit

April 7, 2021 On April 19, the City of Kingston’s new Open Air Fires Bylaw takes effect. It requires all residents to obtain a permit prior to having an outdoor fire.  The Open Air Fires permit is free to residents who read the open air fire regulations to obtain it.  Continue reading

Kingston Arts Council Launches Resiliency Grants

City of Kingston Arts Council has launched the first round of its new Resiliency grants initiative that will support individual professional artists to continue to work and work safely in their artistic practice. Individual professional artists of any discipline can apply for a grant of $1,000 or $2,000.  Continue reading

City offers residents trees at a discount to grow Kingston’s tree canopy

April 6, 2021 The City is launching the Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program to encourage you to plant trees on your properties to help grow Kingston’s tree canopy. Continue reading

Apply now for City pandemic relief grants

April 6, 2021 The City 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. Continue reading