Visioning Exercise Announced for Important City of Kingston Waterfront Properties Including the Former Kingston Penitentiary

Dec 10, 2015

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The City of Kingston (City) and the Government of Canada represented by Correctional Service Canada (CSC), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and Canada Lands Company (Canada Lands), today announced an upcoming public visioning exercise that will serve as a first step towards developing a potential future vision for a group of neighbouring properties. Canada Lands has been asked by CSC and DFO to lead the visioning exercise along with the City of Kingston. The properties include:

December 10, 2015 - The City of Kingston (City) and the Government of Canada represented by Correctional Service Canada (CSC), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and Canada Lands Company (Canada Lands), today announced an upcoming public visioning exercise that will serve as a first step towards developing a potential future vision for a group of neighbouring properties. Canada Lands has been asked by CSC and DFO to lead the visioning exercise along with the City of Kingston. The properties include:

- The former Kingston Penitentiary (owned by Correctional Service Canada)

- Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Marina (owned by Fisheries and Oceans)

- Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (owned by City of Kingston)

Working in partnership, the landowners want to provide the community an opportunity to voice its views and aspirations for the identified sites. The visioning exercise, which may include different types of activities, will take place in 2016; exact date(s) will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Contact Information

City of Kingston
Christina Thomson
Assistant to the Mayor
City of Kingston

cethomson@cityofkingston.ca
Tel: 613-546-4291 ext. 1405 
www.cityofkingston.ca

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada’s most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - ensuring that today’s decisions don’t compromise our future.

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Correctional Service Canada
Stephen Hogan
Regional Administrator Communications and Executive Services
Correctional Service of Canada RHQ Ontario
Kingston, Ontario

stephen.hogan@csc-scc.gc.ca
Tel: 613-545-8311

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. As part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, CSC contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Kevin Hill
A/Regional Director Communications
Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Government of Canada

Kevin.hill@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Tel: 204-983-3776

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has the lead federal role in managing Canada’s fisheries and safeguarding its waters. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that contribute to the safety, security, and accessibility of Canada’s waterways.

Canada Lands Company
Manon Lapensée
Director, Corporate Communications
Canada Lands Company

Tel: 416-952-6112
mlapensee@clc.ca
www.clc.ca

Canada Lands Company is a federal arm’s-length, self-financing Crown corporation whose sole shareholder is the Government of Canada. Its role is to optimize the economic and community value obtained from surplus government properties no longer
required for program purposes. It is also a demonstrated leader in tourism management with its operations of the CN Tower in Toronto and the Montréal Science Centre.

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Manon Lapensée

Director, Corporate Communications

t: (416) 952-6112

f: (416) 952-6115

mlapensee@clc.ca