Monday May 30 7-9pm: Williamsville Town Hall

Dear Neighbours:

Welcome to all those who recently signed on to the Williamsville e-list. We now have 145 on the list and it keeps growing.

Williamsville Town Hall Meeting:
Our Town Hall meeting is Monday May 30 from 7 to 9pm at the Memorial Centre, Rotunda. This is an opportunity to catch up on what’s happening and ask questions.

The flyer below was distributed to Williamsville residents, businesses and agencies this month and we hope you will help pass on the word to your friends and neighbours. The media release, which should give us a broader distribution is at the end of this message.

Join us on May 30 at The Memorial Centre

City M-Centre Update:

For those not on the city Memorial Centre distribution list, the following was sent out May 13:

Dear Friends and Neighbours of the Memorial Centre,
It won’t be long until the Memorial Centre will be the host to an unprecedented variety of activities as well as home for many community initiatives. It’s amazing how far this facility has come in the past 3 years and you as a community, should be very proud of the contribution you have made in reshaping this venue. It’s an impressive list;

  • Accessible Walking Paths – Community Gardens Office
  • Off-leash Dog park, shade structure – New Memorial Gardens
  • Local Hockey Leagues – Softball Diamonds
  • Men’s University Hockey – Women’s University Hockey
  • A Splash Pad – Zero Entry Pool
  • Lazy River Pool – Pollinator Garden
  • 10m Waterslide – Diving Pool
  • 25m swimming pool – Shade structures and lounge chairs
  • Running Track – Memorial Walls
  • The Fall Fair – Kingston Agricultural Society Office

News from our contractor confirms we are on-schedule with construction and we will be ready for the scheduled Grand Opening of the Outdoor Aquatic Centre on Friday, June 24 @ 1:30pm. Construction activity and debris will start to be removed as we get closer to the opening. More information on the Grand Opening will be provided in early June.

We will be erecting a number of signs intended to control traffic, parking, access, facility rules as well as warnings of prosecution for anyone who is caught damaging or defacing the property. We sincerely appreciate those of you who have assisted us by letting us know about damage and graffiti when it occurs. We hope you will continue to keep us apprised of such activities once construction is completed.

With summer approaching, we are pleased to reward your patience with the end of this phase of construction and the opening of the new Outdoor Aquatic Centre.

Construction will begin on the Pollinator Garden near the retaining wall on the west end of the walking path by the end of May. Utilities have been located and the sod will be removed to allow for the plantings.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by return email or by calling Terry Shea at 613-546-4291 ext. 3124.

Have a great summer,
Terry Shea Shea,Terry [tshea@cityofkingston.ca]
Rural Affairs &
Promotions Coordinator
Recreation & Leisure
City of Kingston

Williamsville Town Hall Media Release:

Williamsville Community Association FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susan M. Bazely
Tel: 613-453-9644
Email: sue@bazely.ca

WILLIAMSVILLE RESIDENTS TO HAVE THEIR SAY

Residents of Williamsville will be asked for their input at a town hall meeting on Monday May, 30 from 7 to 9 in the rotunda of the Kingston Memorial Centre on York Street. Agenda topics include revitalization of the Williamsville part of Princess Street and “Buy You Neighbourhood” initiative.

Williamsville, bordered by Concession, Division and Johnson Streets and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard is going through a period of revitalization. “We are excited about all the changes at the Memorial Centre property,” says Pat Hodge, Chair of the Williamsville Community Association, “we would like to build on these improvements,” she added. A large panoramic painting entitled The Field by Williamsville artist Nancy Douglas will help remind attendees of the transformation that has taken place in the past two years. Association member Sue Bazely will also introduce an initiative to support businesses in the Williamsville area. “Our ‘Buy Your Neighbourhood’ is designed to show residents that all their needs can be met by shopping locally. In fact, we are giving local companies and agencies an opportunity to set up displays at the town hall meeting.” Jim Neill, Councillor for Williamsville notes that attendees will learn about the initiative for a community garden where residents can have a plot of land to grow vegetables. The Association will also report, through Brook McIlroy Inc. consultants, on plans for the revitalization of Princess Street between Division Street and Bath Road.

The Williamsville Community Association is a volunteer committee representing the interests of businesses, agencies and residents in the Williamsville community.