Kingston Transit Offering Free Rides this Saturday

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In celebration of the Nighttime Santa Parade this Saturday (Nov. 18), Kingston Transit and Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area will be offering free transit this Saturday on all local and express routes.

Kingston Transit will also be adding buses to its regular Saturday schedule that day, providing 15-minute service on all express routes between 3pm and 8:30pm.

Free parking has been made available by Kingston Transit at five Park and Ride locations that have bus stops within a short walking distance:


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  • Centre 70 at Front and Days roads,
  • the INVISTA Centre at 1350 Gardiners Rd.,
  • Kingston Gospel Temple at 2295 Princess St.,
  • Montreal Street at Highway 401, and
  • Innovation Drive east of Hwy. 15. .

“The extra service we’re offering this Saturday is the perfect excuse for people to try one of our Park and Ride locations,” said Jeremy DaCosta, manager, Kingston Transit. “Riders can drive their vehicles to a Park and Ride, hop on a bus and we can take them right downtown to all the action! For example, the 601 Express from Innovation Drive east of Highway 15 will take you right to our Downtown Transfer Point at Bagot and Brock streets. You will be downtown in 20 minutes!”.

The 14th annual Nighttime Santa Claus Parade begins at 5pm and travels down Princess Street beginning at Bath Road and concluding at Ontario Street. The Tree Lighting Ceremony in Springer Market Square starts at 7:15pm.

You can plan your bus trip on Kingston Transit’s Trip Planner page.


Photo: City of Kingston