Public Invited to Barriefield Land Acquisition Meeting

Published on: 2010/06/29 - in Releases

[September 2010 Update:
The proposal to build 50 units of affordable housing in Barriefield village was defeated by a 6-5 vote of Kingston city council.]

A Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Consultancy on Potential Acquisition of Federal Surplus Land in Barriefield Village is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at J.E. Horton Public School, 411 Wellington St. (in Barriefield).

The Public Information Centre is an opportunity to introduce the consulting team from MHBC Planning Ltd., to the community and to provide an overview of the schedule and planning process related to the Barriefield Acquisition Study.

The Study will consider the feasibility of building affordable housing on the Department of National Defence surplus lands adjacent to Barrifield Village. Please note that no decisions or development options will be presented at the PIC.

Participants will take a brief walking tour of Barriefield Village, hosted by heritage consultant Wendy Shearer and beginning shortly after 6 p.m. The walking tour will offer participants a view the Department of National Defence surplus lands in the context of Barriefield Village. Following the tour, the study’s consultants will have a brief presentation at the school followed by a question and answer period.

A Your Opinion comment opportunity on this issue has been set up at and input will be accepted until July 30.

A second public meeting has also been scheduled on Monday, Aug. 9, at Memorial Hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on the project, please contact one of the following individuals:

Comments may also be directed to:

  • Jim de Hoop, Director, Community & Family Services
    362 Montreal St., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 3H5
  • Howard C. Williamson, Public Consultation Specialist
    Williamson Consulting Inc.
    919 Beauclaire Dr., Ottawa, ON, K1C 2J5
  • Neal DeRuyter, Project Coordinator, MHBC Planning
    200-540 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener, ON, N2B 3X9

Plan to get there by bus: