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Kingston announces reopening of city services, beaches, as of June 11th

The City of Kingston has announced that services will begin reopening as of June 11th, 2021. The move is part of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen which becomes effective on Friday.

“The focus of Step 1 is on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds, where the risk of transmission is lower,” said the city in a news release. 

On June 11th, the beach area of Breakwater Park and Gord Downie Pier will reopen. However, individuals who attend the park must maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from those who do not belong in their own household. City parks, outdoor public spaces, picnic tables, and the bistro tables and chairs in Springer Market Square will also open to the public with physical distancing measures in place. 

By Monday, June 14th, city administrative services will reopen. This includes the City Hall Payment Centre located at 216 Ontario St, as well as the office of the  Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) located at 196 Lappan’s Lane.

Effective next Wednesday, June 16, the Outdoor Aqua Park at 303 York St. will reopen. Pre-registration for swims is recommended and will be available starting the week of June 14 at www.CityofKingston.ca/PLAY. Online registration for July swim lessons will open June 17, starting at noon.

Effective next Thursday, June 17, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 196 Lappan’s Lane will reopen and will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Effective Tuesday, June 22, small group outdoor walking tours of 10 people (with face coverings and physical distancing if they are not members of the same household and/or family) will be offered at the PumpHouse Museum. Information about these tours will be added to the museum website the week of June 14.

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