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City of Kingston shares schedule for local reopening of municipal services – Kingston News


The outdoor water park of the Memorial Center. Photo by Samantha Butler-Hassan.

The City of Kingston’s services, facilities and amenities will begin to open to the public as we enter the first stage of the Roadmap to reopen the province.

The goal of the first step is to resume outdoor activities with smaller crowds, where the risk of transmission is lower, according to a city statement, dated Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Check the list below , refer to the city’s COVID-. 19 page, and sign up for the City’s COVID-19 bulletin for full reopening details. Anyone entering a City facility or using a recreational facility must maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from others (excluding members of the same household and / or family).

As of Friday, June 11, 2021, up to 10 people will be allowed to gather outside, including those who are not part of your household. This includes city parks, outdoor public spaces, picnic tables, and Springer Market Square bistro tables and chairs. Gord Downie Pier and Breakwater Park Beach will also reopen. Individuals should continue to maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from those who are not part of their household and / or family.

As of Monday, June 14, 2021, these City facilities will reopen during normal hours:

  • Town hall and payment center at 216 Ontario Street.
  • 1211, boul. John Counter
  • Kingston Area Recycling Center (KARC) Administrative Office at 196 Lappan’s Lane.
    • See below for details on waste and recycling services

On Wednesday June 16, 2021, the outdoor water park at 303 York Street will reopen. Pre-registration for swimming is recommended and will be available from the week of June 14 at www.CityofKingston.ca/PLAY. Online registrations for July swimming lessons will open June 17, starting at noon, the statement said.

As of Thursday, June 17, 2021, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 196 Lappan’s Lane will reopen and operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On the following Tuesday, June 22, 2021, outdoor walking tours in a small group of 10 people (with face covering 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’s website the week of June 14.

Changes to the household waste and recycling service

  • Garbage and recycling collection and bag limits remain unchanged.
  • Garbage bag labels can be ordered online or found at some local retailers.
  • The Kingston Area Recycling Center (KARC) administrative office at 196 Lappan’s Lane will reopen on June 14. Replacement and recycling boxes, green bins and garbage bag tags will all be available. KARC will continue to operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Stage 2 of the plan to reopen the province.
  • The household hazardous waste facility will reopen on June 17 and will operate Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., until stage 2.
  • The Leaf and Yard waste depot continues to operate Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The INVISTA Centre’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic remains open

The INVISTA Centre’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic remains open for reserved appointments. Residents are reminded to park at the south end of the INVISTA center and access the clinic through the south entrance. KFL & A Public Health asks residents not to arrive more than 10 minutes before their appointment and to wait in their vehicles or outside (maintain 2 meters physical distance from others). For more information on scheduling an appointment, visit the KFL & A Public Health website.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 on the KFL & A Public Health website: www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/novel-coronavirus.aspx


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