38 episodes

Go deeper than headlines. Go in-depth on issues. Get the bigger picture.

Every month, City of Kingston leadership and staff go beyond sound-bites and tell you more about the larger context surrounding current issues, initiatives and decisions that are shaping our community.

Whether you want to get a bigger perspective on local issues and initiatives, or just spend some time with some really interesting people, this podcast is for you.

Tell Me More: the City of Kingston Podcast City of Kingston Communications

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Go deeper than headlines. Go in-depth on issues. Get the bigger picture.

Every month, City of Kingston leadership and staff go beyond sound-bites and tell you more about the larger context surrounding current issues, initiatives and decisions that are shaping our community.

Whether you want to get a bigger perspective on local issues and initiatives, or just spend some time with some really interesting people, this podcast is for you.

    Tell Me More About ... the Official Plan and Integrated Mobility Plan

    Tell Me More About ... the Official Plan and Integrated Mobility Plan

    The City of Kingston will be kicking off a new Official Plan and Integrated Mobility Plan. The city is growing and expected to reach 220,000 people in the next 25 years and these two plans will set the foundation for how the City will plan for future land use and transportation. How we plan today will shape how Kingston is in 2051 

    In this episode we speak with Laura Flaherty and Matt Kussin, who are leading development of these two plans about what they are and why they matter to everyone.  

    There will be much more to come, to learn more and sign up for updates visit Get Involved Kingston.  
     
    Opening Track: 
    Tell Me Twice by the Meringues – courtesy of the Meringues. themeringues.com 

    Find our closing track on YGK Music. 

    • 49 min
    Tell Me More About ... Transit

    Tell Me More About ... Transit

    Over the last 15 years Kingston Transit has evolved with improvements like the addition of Express Routes or real time tracking but what comes next?  

    Join us for a conversation about what the future hold with Ian Semple, Director of Transportation and Transit, and Christopher Norris, General Manager of Kingston Transit. From improvements to the customer experience making it easier to ride or pay, to routes that adapt to our changing City, future infrastructure improvements and more! 

    Want more info on Kingston Transit’s future? Check out this Council education session From February 2024 .  

    For more information and career opportunities with Kingston Transit, visit City of Kingston | Bus Operator. 

     
    Opening Track:
    Tell Me Twice by the Meringues – courtesy of the Meringues. themeringues.com
    Find our closing track on YGK Music.

    • 28 min
    Tell Me More About ... Heritage Programs

    Tell Me More About ... Heritage Programs

    It’s no secret that Kingston is steeped in history. Just visit any of the 24 museums and historic sites in the community, including two City-owned museums, and you’ll get a sense of how deep our respect for and commitment to the preservation of heritage is. But who takes care of all the stories our city tells? In this episode we sit down with Melanie Banks, manager of Heritage Programming, to talk about her team’s role in maintaining the City of Kingston’s historical artifact collection and public art pieces, as well as the programs and exhibits coming to Kingston in 2024. Get excited about the future of history! Want to learn more? Visit the History page on our website.
     
    Opening Track: 

    Tell Me Twice by the Meringues – courtesy of the Meringues. themeringues.com 

    Find our closing track on YGK Music. 

    • 16 min
    Tell Me More About ... Advisory Committees

    Tell Me More About ... Advisory Committees

    On our first episode of 2024, we meet with Committee Clerks, Iain Sullivan and Christine O'Connor. Their job is to help provide residents with the chance to directly advise City Council and make a difference in our community. Sit back and relax as we tell you more about Advisory Committees. Want to learn even more about The City of Kingston's committees and boards? Visit our Committees & Boards page.
    Have an idea for our next episode? Email us at Podcasts@CityofKingston.ca
     
    Opening Track:
    Tell Me Twice by the Meringues - courtesy of the Meringues. themeringues.com
    Find our closing track on YGK Music.

    • 27 min
    Tell Me More About ... Mayor's Innovation Challenge

    Tell Me More About ... Mayor's Innovation Challenge

    Innovation requires collaboration, ideation, implementation and value creation – how you do that though, well that’s the challenge. What is the Mayor's Innovation Challenge? Why should I participate? Will the construction work taking place outside our podcast studio ruin the season finale? These questions - and more - will be answered. Joining us for the occasion is Amber Bryant-Peller who works on Special Projects for the Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships Office.
    Interested? Learn more about the Mayor's Innovation Challenge and how to participate on our about page.
    Opening Track:
    Tell Me Twice by the Meringues - courtesy of the Meringues. themeringues.com
    Find our closing track on YGK Music.

    • 11 min
    Tell Me More About ... Cart-based Waste Collection

    Tell Me More About ... Cart-based Waste Collection

    Starting in 2025, Kingston will begin transitioning garbage and green bins to an automated cart system. Between now and then there is a lot of work that has to happen. This month Adam Mueller joins us to chat about this switch, why now and how province-wide changes to recycling collection may impact Kingston.
    Want to stay up-to-date on the waste cart rollout? Sign up for updates at Get Involved Kingston
    Opening Track:
    Tell Me Twice by the Meringues - courtesy of the Meringues. themeringues.com
    Find our closing track on YGK Music.

    • 12 min

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