Details and Scheduling Impacts for Canada Day Celebrations in Kingston

Published on: 2023/06/29 - in Releases

RELEASE — Plan your Canada Day festivities with the City of Kingston. Learn about service and program impacts, and ways to celebrate July 1 this year.

Canada Day sponsored by Kiewit, Hatch & Systra IBT celebrations are happening across our community, so plan to attend a celebration in your neighbourhood. To learn more about what’s on this July 1, and how to make the most of the day, visit our special Canada Day resource page for details.

The City, in partnership with Kingston Fire & Rescue, encourages all community members to leave the fireworks show to the experts. The City will host a FREE fireworks display starting at 10 p.m. The best place to experience the magic is Confederation Basin.

If hosting friends or family, KFR reminds all residents that they must obtain a free open-air fire permit. Residents are required to read and comply with the full list of regulations.

The City of Kingston wishes all residents a safe and happy long weekend and extends special thanks to the people who will be working to keep our community running.

Scheduling impacts:

  • Garbage, green bin and recycling:  There is no collection on Monday, July 3. Collection occurs the day after your regular collection day. Sign up at to receive collection reminders by phone or email – or get the FREE “Kingston Waste” app on your Apple or Android device.
  • Kingston Transit: Buses will follow a Sunday schedule on July 1.
  • Kingston Access Bus: Operates with limited service on July 1 and 3. Call 613-542-2512 for information.
  • Kingston Area Recycling Centre: Closed on Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3.
  • Administrative Offices: Closed on Monday, July 3. This includes Housing and Social Services and Provincial Offences at 362 Montreal St.
  • Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Closed on Monday, July 3. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell, power outage or a water main break, call the Utilities Kingston 24-hour number at 613-546-1181. Hydro One electricity customers in the west and east ends can call 1-800-434-1235. Enbridge customers can call 1-877-969-0999. Reminder for customers on time-of-use pricing: for electricity used on weekends and holidays, prices are off-peak.
  • Recreation Facilities: 
    • INVISTA Centre/Arenas: Closed on Saturday, July 1. Open on Monday, July 3.
    • Artillery Park Aquatic Centre: Closed for annual maintenance until July 3. Opening on Tuesday, July 4.
    • Rideau Heights Community Centre: Open on Saturday, July 1 from 12 – 5 p.m. for Canada Day events only. Open on Monday, July 3.
    • Kingston East Community Centre: Open on Saturday, July 1 from 12 – 5 p.m. for Canada Day events only. Open on Monday, July 3.
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library: Closed on Saturday, July 1. Open on Monday, July 3. Services and digital collections can be accessed online. Don’t have a library card? Register online.
  • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and Confederation Basin marinas: Open.
  • Kingston Grand Theatre Box Office: Open on Saturday, July 1. Closed Sunday and Monday. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online 24 hours a day at
  • PumpHouse Museum: Closed from June 25 to July 3.

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