Artist rendition of the bridge

2019 Engagement

Below are the engagements that took place in 2019.

December 2019

View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for December

View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for 2019

  • Dec 3: Approval of the Detailed Impact Assessment issued a news release and an e-newsletter
  • 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
  • Dec 16: In-water ground breaking ceremony and release of a news release and an e-newsletter
  • Dec 6: Release final DIA and public engagement summary on the City's GetInvolved page, issued a news release, e-newsletter advising residents
  • Dec 13: Media release for upcoming media event for the ground breaking ceremony
  • Dec 16: In-water ground breaking ceremony and release of news release and an e-newsletter
  • Dec 20: E-newsletter with project updates for in-water construction, approval on environmental considerations and a new video

November 2019

View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for November

  • Nov 15: Meeting with Tri-Board about changes to bus route for busses for residents in Riverpark community and Skyline Living Apartments
  • 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 listserv 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
  • Nov 19: Notification to Riverpark condo board about the installation of a pedestrian pathway north of John Counter Boulevard
  • Nov 19: Hand-delivered notification to #83 Barker drive about noise fence location and fire hydrant near their property
  • Nov 21: Dan Franco, project manager gave a presentation at the Civil Engineering Forum at Queens University to 25 students

 

October 2019

View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report from October

  • 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

 

September 2019

View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report from September

  • 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.

 

August 2019

View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report from August

  • 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

 

July 2019

View the Third Crossing Communication and Engagement report for July

  • 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.

June 2019

View the Third Crossing Communications and Engagement report for June

May 2019

April 2019

  • 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 2019

  • 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

     

February 2019

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

January 2019

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

 

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