City Councillor Lisa Osanic

Representing Collins-Bayridge District

599 Rankin Cr. Kingston
613-389-7336

Update Blog 2021

Update August 19, 2021

The CN Rail Crossing on Collins Bay Road will get a temporary fix all day on Friday August 20th from 7am-6pm. Please use Bayridge Drive as an alternative.

Updates August 9, 2021

Micro-surfacing Taylor Kidd and also Bath Road – General Information:

  • The contractor will not have simultaneous daytime lane closures on Taylor Kidd Boulevard and Bath Road.
  • We are working with our contractor to accelerate the works where possible
  • The project specific details are accurate as of this morning and very much weather dependent.

Taylor Kidd Boulevard – Microsurfacing

  • Collins Bay Road to Mona Drive & Old Colony Road to Princess Street
    • Currently working daily between 8am and 4pm.
    • Starting August 15th work will be preformed nightly between 7pm and 7am.
    • Scheduled to be completed by August 24th

Bath Road – Microsurfacing

  • Bayridge Drive to Centennial Drive
    • Starting August 25th work will be performed nightly between 7pm and 7am
    • Scheduled to be completed by September 13th

Updates July 26th, 2021

KFL&A Public Health, COVID-19 Vaccine Update: – Over 80% of individuals 12 years of age and older have received their first dose and 62% of these individuals are fully vaccinated with two doses. Vaccination data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard. KFL&A’s vaccination strategy will transition from large mass immunization clinics to focusing on smaller clinic venues, including pharmacy, mobile and primary care clinics. This new stage will include closing many of the larger mass immunization clinic sites. Here is a list of the first phase of planned closures of vaccine clinics in our region. • Vaccine clinic at Kingston Health Sciences Centre Burr Gym will close as of Aug 1. • Vaccine clinics at INVISTA Centre & Strathcona Paper Centre will close as of Aug 2. • Vaccine clinic at Kingston Community Health Centre will close as of Aug 13. KFL&A Public Health and Kingston Health Sciences Centre will notify all individuals who have scheduled vaccine appointments after these clinic closure dates and provide re-booking links and information for an earlier appointment date. There will still be plenty of clinic options to book a vaccine appointment by visiting KFL&A Public Health’s website.

Artillery Park reopens today July 26th. There will be Lane swims, Older Adult swims, Parent & Tot, Therapy swims, Family swims, Leisure swims. Registration is available at http://cityofkingston.ca/PLAY. Swim lessons starts August 3rd at the Outdoor Aqua Park and Artillery Park.

Updates July 11th, 2021

Property Tax Bills due July 30th, 2021

CN will fix the Collins Bay Road CN Railway Crossing this fall 2021. CN will not give the exact month. Lodge your complaint by emailing contact@cn.ca

Outdoor Aqua Park – Swim lessons have had a successful first week of operation with a 96% fill rate and over 300 participants registered. Registration for August swim lessons will begin July 15th at noon. Currently, the Outdoor Aqua Park is providing over 100 hours a week of aquatic programming opportunities which includes a variety of times for swim lessons, lane swims, aquafit, adult open swim, family swim, parent and tot and leisure swims. The popular slide is now OPEN!

Implementation of a new Policy – City now Donates Old Computers to Non-Profits

To date 50 desktop and laptop computers have been distributed to 13 local organizations including Kingston Interval House, Martha’s Table, and Kingston Youth Shelter. All City data is wiped, and the equipment is restored to factory settings before distribution.

Implementation of the new Open Air Fire Permit from Kingston Fire

The response activity around open air fires has significantly decreased since the approval of the Corporate Policy and By-law on April 19th, 2021.
The policy and bylaw has created opportunities for enhanced community engagement and fire safety education versus the need for reactive enforcement and compliance measures. In 2021, the Open Air Fire Policy and Bylaw has reduced emergency responses to fire, smoke and other nuisances by 50.5% compared to 2020 response activity.

Streetlights are being upgraded at the following intersections: Bath Road and Days Road, Days Road and Henderson Drive, and Days Road and Front Road.

New Anti-Litter Program has been launched called Clean Neighbourhoods – https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/recreation/parks-trails/clean-neighbourhoods