Engaging the broader community is vital to the success of the Third Crossing. Below is an overview of our communication and engagement on the project through many different channels such as near-neighbour meetings, news releases, e-newsletter and other methods.
Dec 3: The project team presented project updates, including field investigations, construction works, Parks Canada Detailed Impact Assessment and project designs to Mayor and City Council. View the full report
- Nov 18: Notification to Skyline Living apartments about paving their temporary access road and the installation of a temporary pedestrian sidewalk
Nov 19: issued a westside listserve about the installation of a pedestrian pathway north of John Counter Boulevard
Nov 19: Project team presented at Queens University Civil Engineering Forum to 25 students about the project, construction methods and environmental mitigation measures
- Oct 5: Kiewit and the Third Crossing Project team hosted a group of Queen's Geological Engineering students and professors. The students were given an overview of the project and participated in a Q&A with representatives of the team. They were also treated to a guided tour of the site to see the scale of the project and the progress to date.
- Oct 7: Project team met onsite with the owner of #786 Newmarket Lane to go over how their fence will be impacted with the installation of the noise fence
- Oct 8: Email to west side listserv about the west side noise fence will be continued to be installed starting the week of October 14 until the end of October
- Oct 10: Presentation to St. Lawrence by Revera, a retirement residence, about the project and upcoming work activity
- Oct 15: Presentation to Riverpark condo board – updating about Parks Canada engagement and upcoming construction work on the west side
- Oct 18: Sent out an east side listserv informing residents about the installation of the east side noise fence and what people should expect
- Sept 3: Connection with Kingston Rowing and Canoe club about the installation of turtle fence and turbidity curtain
- Sept 3: Public notice of the submission that the City added to the Transport Canada registry for the installation of the turtle fence and turbidity curtain https://thirdcrossing.cityofkingston.ca/home
- Sept 4: Contributed to the Riverpark Condo newsletter (west side) informing residents about upcoming 30-day environmental engagement, upcoming construction work activity and how to get in touch with the project team
- Sept 4: E-newsletter about the installation of turtle fencing and turbidity curtain
- Sept 13: News release launching 30-day engagement on environmental considerations and the Detailed Impact Assessment
- Sept 13: Issued a project e-newsletter about the 30-day public engagement launching https://thirdcrossing.cityofkingston.ca/info-centre/newsletter
- Sept 23: E-newsletter about upcoming open houses and 30-day engagement on the project's environmental considerations
- Sept 25: Open house at LaSalle for the Detailed Impact Assessment focussing on the environmental considerations of the project.
- Sept 26: Open house #2 for the Detailed Impact Assessment focussing on the environmental considerations of the project. View the open house boards from both open houses below.
- Sept 26: Open house at L.C.V.I. for the Detailed Impact Assessment focussing on the environmental considerations of the project. View the open house boards above as they are the same as Sept. 25.
- Sept 30: Hand-delivered notices to three houses along Newmarket Lane informing them their fences will be impacted by the installation of the west side noise fence.
- Aug 13: Email invite to east side listserv about a walk on the east side to inform of the project's tree management plan.
- Aug 15: Eastside Tree Management meeting. About 15 people went on a guided walk to inform residents about tree removal on the east approach, the tree management plan and wildlife management
- Aug 29: E-newsletter sent out to all subscribers about the project's Tree Management Plan
View the Third Crossing Communication and Engagement report for July
- July 7: Hand-delivered notices to Skyline Apartments about the relocation of their driveway
- July 11: Meeting with Kingston Fire & Rescue, Frontenac Paramedic Services and Kingston Police in an effort to ensure Kingston emergency services are informed and up-to-date on all activities related to the project.
- July 10: Overview of what we heard and how the project team responded to residents at the June 25 east side near-neighbour meeting.
- July 10: Overview of what we heard and how the project team responded to residents at the June 26 west side near-neighbour meeting
- July 15: E-newsletter informing residents that the latest near-neighbour presentations are available from the June 25 & June 26 meetings
- July 19: Notification to the eastside email list about the closure of Point St. Mark Drive starting Aug 6 for the duration of the project
- July 23: Notification to the westside email list about the installation of noise fence on westside starting Aug 6
- July 30: Met with Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour to hear from the group on their work involved with turtles as well as inform the group the project team is doing in relation to turtles management.
- July 30: Met with past members of the Ontario Woodland Association to walk through the next phase of tree removal to see if there is any interest in them taking some trees or repurposing them.
View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for June
- June 12: E-newsletter and news release about the installation of turtle fencing
- June 13: Notification to nine properties about noise fence being installed on Gore Rd.
- June 14: E-newsletter about June 25 & 26 near neighbour meetings
- June 17: Presentation to SPEAKingston. View the presentation
- June 21: Notification to Riverpark condo and east side listserv about upcoming work and follow-up emails
- June 25: Eastside near neighbour meeting. View the presentations slides
- June 26: Westside near neighbour meeting. View the presentation slides
- June 26: Notification to Skyline apartments about the relocation of their driveway south of John Counter Boulevard
- May 1: Issued a newsletter about installing bat houses on the east shore
- May 3: Hand-delivered a work notification to Skyline Living about fence removal and installation at lots 612 and 630 JCB
- May 21: CBC Ontario Morning interview with fish and wildlife biologist Caleb Coughlin talking about bat houses installed as part of the project. Listen now
- May 28: Hand-delivered notification of utility work notifications to houses west of Ascot Lane along JCB
- April 8: Riverpark condo board meeting: Met with Riverpark board to discuss noise mitigation for properties whose backyards are along John Counter Boulevard
- April 9: Skyline work notice delivered to inform about upcoming fence removal near their property
- April 9: contributed to RiverPark community newsletter
- April 10: Contributed to Kingston Field Naturalist newsletter about upcoming early work and environmental considerations
- April 15: Project director, Mark Van Buren, presented to a tech class at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
- April 23: Email to east side listserv about April 30 meeting with east side near neighbours for noise mitigation in back properties
- April 25: Project director, Mark Van Buren, presented to two geography classes at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
- April 30: Two meetings with east side near neighbours whose backyards are along Gore Rd.
- April 30: Contribution to Kingston Field Naturalist newsletter
- March 5: Eastside near neighbour meeting discussing findings from early work in the fall, upcoming site work, including a tree management plan, site mobilization, site safety, and more. View the presentation
- March 6: Project team staff spoke at the River Park board meeting and went through the latest information on laydown areas, early work studies and next steps.
- March 7: Project staff met with the Chamber of Commerce to update them about early work activity
- March 8: An e-newsletter was issued informing residents the latest near-neighbour project team presentations are now available on the website as well as notes from the east side meeting on March 5
- March 18: An East Shore Work Notice was sent out to the east side listserv explaining work activity that will start the week of March 25 along Gore Road and near the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Pittsburg Branch).
- March 18: A West Shore Work Notice for Skyline Living was hand-delivered to the apartment building advising residents of upcoming work in the area.
- March 22: An e-newsletter was issued asking residents to sign up for an east or west shore targeted email list about upcoming work activity. To join a newsletter email the project team.
- March 27: Presentation to Imagine Kingston about the project and upcoming work
March 29: Work notification to Skyline Living bout periodic road closures
View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for February
- February 11: West-side near-neighbour meeting to discussing findings from early work in the fall, upcoming site work, including a tree management plan, site mobilization, site safety, and more. View the presentation.
- February 13: Mark Van Buren, project director, spoke at a construction forecast event providing updates on upcoming planned construction projects, including the Third Crossing
- February 12: An e-newsletter was sent out about east side near neighbour meeting being postponed due to weather
- February 22: An e-newsletter was sent out with a rescheduled date of March 5 for an east side near neighbour meeting
View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for January
- January 12: Updates on the bridge design were presented to the public.T he new rendering represents a draft concept still being refined. More images will be available once the final design has been completed.
- January 22: Project staff attended the Riverpark Condo Board Annual General meeting
- January 29: An e-newsletter was sent out about early work continuing and save the date for a near neighbour meeting
View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for December
- December 11: An e-newsletter was sent out to Third Crossing subscribers as an update to early work activities.
View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for November
- November 2: Queen's University meeting with Geo-Engineering students as part of "Geocolloquim"
- November 21: Third Crossing team members joined a panel about the Advanced Procurement Practice
- November 22: Meeting with No Third Crossing Group
- November 26: Closing of the planned road work and Third Crossing survey
- Launch of a new video about early work activity
- Launch of a new video about plans for the Third Crossing
View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for October
- October 4: Meeting with the No Third Crossing Group
- October 18: Launch of planned road work and Third Crossing survey
- October 23: Eastside near neighbours community information drop-in meeting about early work activity
- October 23: Meeting with Kingston Rowing Club
- October 24: Westside near neighbours community information drop-in meeting about early work activity
- October ongoing: Continuing Q&A on City of Kingston Get Involved page so residents can ask questions of the Third Crossing project team
View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for September
- September 4: Information report to Council about grant funding and procurement. (link to council report)
- September 19: River Park condo board meeting
- September 20: Presentation at Queen's University Civil Engineering Forum by Brian Norcliffe, Project Manager at Kiewit
- September 27: Industry Open House for Civil Engineering Department at Queen's University
- August 23 - ongoing through September: Q&A on the City of Kingston's Get Involved page
- August 23: Launch of public engagement page on the City's Get Involved page. The project team encourages residents to ask questions and read questions that have already been posted. Find out more and post questions on the Third Crossing Ask A Questions page.
- August 22: Public media event for announcing successful team of Peter Kiewit Sons ULC (Kiewit), Hatch Ltd. (Hatch) and SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies (SYSTRA) as the preferred proponent for the detailed design and building of the Third Crossing project.
- August 8: Community event attending Kingston East Business Association Party in the Park
- July 16: Community information session and question session for east-side residents at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library
- June 22: The Third Crossing microsite went live to the public.
- May 1: Council delegate to staff administrative and contractual authority with respect to property acquisition for the Third Crossing.
- February 21: Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and Islands, announced that Infrastructure Canada will contribute $60 million – its one-third share of the funding – toward building the Third Crossing. This funding, along with that contributed by the province and the City, enables the City to begin work to build this bridge over the Cataraqui River. Construction is expected to begin in 2019. Watch the video from the announcement.
- June 13: Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced The province would pledge up to $60 million to fund the third crossing.
Engagement from 2009 through to December 31, 2017
Phases one through three of the City's Third Crossing Action Plan has successfully been completed. These include the provincial Environmental Assessment, Business Case, and Preliminary Design. (link to the Info Centre page here on all those words)
These phases included comprehensive communication and engagement programs from stakeholder meetings to public open houses to social media engagement. View the complete list of previous consultations, including the City's Public Engagement Feedback Report (June 2017). (link to the Info Centre on the microsite page here)