Have your say and create a more livable Kingston

July 13, 2023

The City is collecting feedback and input from community groups, partner organizations, businesses, and community members on a draft Community Standards By-Law.

On June 29, 2022, City Council directed staff to prepare a by-law that would help deter certain types of nuisance behaviours in the community. The draft, now available for review on Get Involved Kingston, includes: 

  • Odours 
  • Construction Materials and Construction Dust  
  • Idling  
  • Feeding of Wildlife  
  • Textile Collection Sites and Flyers  
  • Safe Use of Public Spaces  
  • Damage to City Property   

“The safety and well-being of our community members and visitors, and a clean and enjoyable environment where everyone feels included, are priorities for the City of Kingston,” says Andrew Reeson, Senior Legal Counsel. “The vision of the Community Standards By-Law is for community members to continue working together to create a livable community, as previously laid out in the City’s Good Neighbour Guide.”

Feedback will be considered as staff further refine the by-law to ensure it meets the needs of community members.

Community members are invited to review and comment on the draft Community Standards By-Law until Aug. 18. If you prefer to provide comments by phone or require accommodation to provide comments, please call 613-546-0000.