As the cold winds start to blow we hope that you are managing to rake your leaves on some of the few sunny days we’ve had, or have had a chance to enjoy a brisk walk around the neighbourhood. Here are a few things that you can mark on your calendar and some reminders for upcoming events.
1. Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – is extended throughout November, but please note the change in hours of operation 10:00am to 2:00pm. Sunday November 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
2. Upcoming at St. Luke’s – Saturday November 2nd 10am to 2pm Market & Café Annual Bazaar & Luncheon – followed by Saturday December 7th 9am to noon Breakfast with Santa & St. Nicholas. See posters for details.
3. Wednesday November 13th – Near Campus Neighbourhoods Advisory Committee – Find out more about the Queen’s Alma Mater Society proposal to re-brand the area around Queen’s University Campus as the “University District”. Queen’s AMS report and City Staff report to be presented for public comment. The Williamsville Community Association has provided input, but
this is your chance to have your say. City Hall 5:00pm.
4. Saturday November 16th – Transition Kingston Skill Sharing Event – although not specific to Williamsville, you might find some of these sustainability workshops of interest. Pre-registration is required. Go to www.transitionkingston.ca.
5. Queen’s Campus Master Plan Open House – Friday December 6th 2-6pm in the Biosciences Complex Atrium, 116 Barrie Street at Arch Street. If you are interested in or concerned about how Queen’s is planning for the future, particularly in the areas surrounding the campus, with respect to expansion and student accommodation, then plan on attending this public session. When we get more information we’ll let you know.
6. District Boundaries – Ontario Municipal Board Update – Williamsville Community Association is part of the coalition of neighbourhood associations who are supporting Citizens for Effective Representation. The by-law that was passed by City Council was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the hearing held last week. Please go to the Citizens for Effective Representation website – www.ygkeffectiverepresentation.com. The legal costs associated with the OMB appeal are extensive. Donations in support of the appeal can be made online at the website or by mailing a cheque payable to Citizens for Effective Representation, to P.O. Box 582, Kingston, ON K7L 4X1
7. WCA link on City website – thanks to the efforts of Mary Farrar, president of Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour, links for district and community associations such as ours are now on the City of Kingston website and can be found at
www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/neighbourhood-profiles. We are currently reviewing our website and invite you to let us know of any items you would like to see. We also ask for volunteers to assist in updating the site. If you have the skills and a little time please contact us.
Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents