Nearly Summer

Dear Neighbours,

There are several things to take note of for Williamsville, including a request for feedback and some upcoming events:

Expansion of the University District – We need your feedback

The City has received a request from the Alma Mater Society to implement Phase 2 of the University District signage and extend the northern boundary of the University District from Johnson Street to Princess Street in accordance with the map below. The Alma Mater Society is interested in comments from residents of Williamsville District where the expansion of the University District would take place. Further information is in this letter from the AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner Matt Kussin where you can also find links to the map and other AMS initiatives.

By return email to Joan Bowie, could you indicate your thoughts. Some possible responses for your consideration:

  • I am in favour of the proposed expansion of the University District to Princess Street.
  • I think that the University District is a good idea but that it should remain as it is for now.
  • I am in favour of extending the University District north from Johnson Street to Brock Street
  • I have another idea __________________________________________________

Please send your comments by email to Joan Bowie at Thanks

Mother’s Day opening was a huge success at the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market

The market, featuring all local produce and crafts, runs outdoors every Sunday 9 to 2 at 303 York St. As well as local food to take home, there is a food court, music and a children’s entertainment tent. For details of what is happening visit the market’s Facebook page.

Also located at the Memorial Centre this summer are cycling ambassadors who run a program to promote safe cycling. Sponsored by Cycle Kingston out of the Memorial Centre, they are running a Pedal and Paddle summer camp, which runs July 6 to 10 and again on July 13 to 17 and is for kids 12 to 14.

Cycle Week – June 1 to 7

To help celebrate Cycle Week the Williamsville Community Association, Cycle Kingston and the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market are hosting “Bike to Market Day” on Sunday May 31st. This event will feature games and biking decorating for children in the area of the Farmers’ Market. Please check back to the Market Facebook page for more details closer to the date.

4.Victoria Park Revitalization Meeting June 3 at 7:00 PM

At St. Joseph/St. Mary’s School Gym (671 Brock St.). Join City staff and Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. as two design concepts for Victoria Park are presented. Come out and review the designs and offer your feedback on which design you would like to see built.

Kingston Kid’s Triathlon – Saturday June 20

Starting at 8:00am to noon at the Memorial Centre. For more info see the triathlon’s website or email to volunteer.