Victoria Day Closures, Schedule Changes, and Events

Published on: 2023/05/18 - in Releases

Kingston City Hall

RELEASE — To help community members plan their long weekend, the City of Kingston has compiled a list of scheduling impacts and event ideas.

Scheduling impacts:

  • Garbage, green bin and recycling: There is no collection on Monday. 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 Area Recycling Centre: Closed on Monday.
  • Kingston Transit: On Monday, all routes will run on a Sunday schedule, except the Route 18, which will operate on its regular weekday schedule. Transit will be free on all routes, all day Saturday, May 20.
  • Kingston Access Services: Operates with limited service on Monday. Call 613-542-2512 for information.
  • Administrative Offices: Closed on Monday. This includes Housing and Social Services and Provincial Offences at 362 Montreal St.
  • Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Closed on Monday. 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 Monday.
    • Artillery Park Aquatic Centre: Closed on Monday.
    • Rideau Heights Community Centre: Closed on Monday.
    • Kingston East Community Centre: Closed on Monday.
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library: Closed on Monday. 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: Closed Sunday and Monday. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online 24 hours a day at
  • PumpHouse Museum: Closed on Sunday and Monday.
  • Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning: Closed on Monday. Open Saturday and Sunday following a regular schedule.

Events and tips

Spring into Summer presented by Utilities Kingston: On Saturday, May 20, attend a free family event at Lake Ontario Park. The fun starts at 1 p.m. with daytime activities and live music. The day concludes with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. See full event details. Ready to join us? Take advantage of free transit all day Saturday!

Backyard fires and fireworks: Kingston Fire & Rescue (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.

KFR also encourages all residents to attend the fireworks display at Lake Ontario Park on Saturday, rather than having displays at home. This is a safer and more economical option. People who decide to set off fireworks must comply with manufacturer’s instructions (found on packaging) and are asked to read safety guidelines.

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

Release: City of Kingston
Photo: City HallDoug Kerr (cc)