Offer Input on Two Kingston Waterfront Projects

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The City of Kingston is seeking input on two Kingston waterfront projects at an upcoming introductory open house.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St., you can offer your input on:

– Improvements to Richardson Beach
– A waterfront wayfinding and promotion strategy

The City has hired Thinc design to undertake detailed design improvements to Richardson Beach and to guide the City through a creative wayfinding and promotion strategy for Kingston’s waterfront. A presentation of the projects, their objectives, precedent images and timelines begins at 7 p.m. followed by a feedback forum.


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Making improvements to Richardson Beach was rated by a number one community priority in the Waterfront Master Plan (WFMP), which contains a high-level concept for the shoreline area between Emily Street and Newlands Pavilion. This draft concept was based on resident feedback received over the two years it took to develop the WFMP, which won the CSLA 2017 National Award of Excellence.

As a next step in the project process, the consultant team will use the concept, along with input from the community and technical agencies, to develop a detailed construction-ready design.

“This is the first priority project of the Waterfront Master Plan. We want to create better access to this historic waterfront for all park users , so we’d really like for them to give us some feedback,” says Neal Unsworth, the City of Kingston’s manager, parks development.

See the Richardson Beach draft concept in section 4.12 (p. 378) of the WFMP at


The City also wants resident ideas and feedback to help develop a creative wayfinding strategy that creatively directs, frames and guides the community and visitors to and along the waterfront.

Both projects will be available for online comment from Oct. 25 to Nov. 24 at

Release source: City of Kingston | Image: Google