August long-weekend: closures, service impacts, and more!

August 2, 2023

Community members: learn how the Aug. 7 Civic Holiday will impact services, programs and facility hours for the City of Kingston, Utilities Kingston and other community organizations.   

Scheduling impacts:  

  • Garbage, green bin, and recycling: There is no collection on Aug. 7. Collection occurs the day after your regular collection day. Sign-up to receive collection reminders by phone, push notification, or email – or get the FREE “Kingston Waste” app on your Apple or Android device. 

  • Kingston Transit: All buses, except the Route 18, will follow a Sunday schedule. The Route 18 will follow the regular weekday schedule.  

  • Kingston Access Services: Operates with limited service. Call 613-542-2512 for information.  

  • Kingston Area Recycling Centre: Closed. 

  • Administrative Offices (including housing and social services on Montreal Street and Provincial Offences): Closed. 

  • Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Closed. 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, Aug. 7. 
    • Artillery Park Aquatic Centre: Closed on Monday, Aug. 7. 
    • Rideau Heights Community Centre: Closed on Monday, Aug. 7.
    • Kingston East Community Centre: Closed on Monday, Aug. 7. 
    • Culligan Water Park: Open. 
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library: Closed. 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: Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for Kick & Push and The Fringe festivals. For details, visit 

  • PumpHouse Museum: Closed on Monday. Looking for the perfect opportunity to explore the PumpHouse? Please join us on Aug. 4 as we celebrate its 50th anniversary open as a museum with free admission. For more details, visit 

  • Tett Centre: Closed.