Nearly 20,000 Students Making Kingston their New Home

Published on: 2018/08/28 - in Releases

Queen's University welcome sign

This weekend Kingston welcomes nearly 20,000 people as post-secondary classes get set to resume.

“Whether you’ve been in Kingston all your life or you’re new to the city, it’s a pleasure to welcome you as you begin a new school year,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “You’re an important part of the community and add vibrancy to our culture! Welcome to Kingston!”

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“City of Kingston staff from parking enforcement, Kingston Transit, general bylaw, public works and traffic have been meeting with our partners at Queen’s University this summer and there are several new initiatives in our approach this year,” says Ian Semple, director, transportation services. “However, the area in and around the University is going to be very busy on Saturday, Sept. 1 and local travellers should choose an alternate route to their destination if possible.”

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On move-in weekend residents and visitors can Tweet questions to @CityofKingston or call the Contact Centre at 613-546-0000 to select options to address parking emergencies, such as blocked driveways and towed vehicles. Urgent inquires will be forwarded to staff for action.


Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College and Royal Military College students can find “Kingston 101” quick links to the City services at, including links to Kingston Transit, Utilities Kingston, garbage and recycling, cultural and recreational events and tourism information. Students are encouraged to get involved in the community and make use of all the City of Kingston has to offer.

Attending or hosting a party? Learn about important changes to enforcement aimed at keeping you safe at

Release source: City of Kingston
Photo: John Marino (cc)