Enjoy Free Transit and ‘Escape Bus’ Challenge During Princess St. Promenade

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The all day on Princess St. Promenade Day on Saturday, Aug. 4 will feature not only city-wide free rides from Kingston Transit but also an ‘Escape Bus‘ challenge.

The free escape room challenge by Kingston Transit and Improbable Escapes will be on a transit bus parked at Princess and Bagot streets.

“This is, as far as we know, the first time an escape room will ever take place on a transit bus,” said Jeremy DaCosta, director of transit and fleet services, in a release. “This innovative, family-friendly experience, named the Magic Transit Bus, aims to make the bus into game while also educating the community about our transit system.”


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Kingston Transit has offered free rides for six years as part of the Princess St. Promenade events. DaCosta added “They are fantastic community events that celebrate active transportation and taking Kingston Transit to such an event is one way to make your trips downtown more active and environmentally-friendly. Plus, it’s easy and stress free!”

According to the release:

DowntownKingston’s! Princess Street Promenade event is designed to make Princess Street a pedestrian-friendly, vehicular-free festival zone, to promote the use of active transportation (walking, cycling or riding Kingston Transit) to get downtown. Kingston’s main street will be closed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Barrie to Ontario Streets.

Retailers, restaurants and other Promenade participants offer activities throughout this day-long event.

Park & Ride Free to get to the Promenade

Riders are encouraged to try one of the four most popular Park & Ride locations in the city:

  • Kingston Gospel Temple, connects to Express 501/502 and Routes 4, 7 and 14;
  • Centre 70, connects to Express 501/502 and Routes 6 and 15;
  • Montreal St. at Highway 401, connects to the new Express 801/802; or
  • Innovation Dr. at Highway 15, connects to Express 601/602.

All Park & Ride locations will provide service to the Downtown Transfer Point in fewer than 20 minutes. Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: KingstonTransit.ca/tripplanner.


Photo and release details: City of Kingston