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Kingston Waterfront

Kingston, Ontario

Photo Credit: Thinc Design


Initial Research by: Zoe Goldman

Edited by: Samantha Miller & Nicole Brekelmans

Case study compiled in 2017



Project: Kingston Waterfront Masterplan

Type of Urban StrategyWater  

Type of ProjectMaster Plan / Waterfront revitalization 

LocationKingston, Ontario 

Date Designed/Planned: 2014-2016

Construction Completed Completion within 30 years

Designer: Thinc Design, Mehkah, Kelly & Associates Inc. MacIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd., Shoreplan Engineering Limited, Rogers Trainor Commercial Realty Inc., Cunningham, Swam, Carty Little & Bonham LLP.  


The Kingston Waterfront Master Plan is a comprehensive plan that encompasses 280 km of Kingston's waterfront. Focusing on connections, access and enhancements, the plan carries across the entire 280 km with 138 improvement projects and recreational opportunities that cater to both rural and urban residents, as well as visitors to the area. The plan allows unobstructed access to Kingston’s waterfront, something that was not possible before due to private ownership and industrial uses.


The Kingston Waterfront Master Plan promotes connections to and with the water, while also ensuring protection for the existing terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. By Adapting and integrating the many existing plans, the Kingston Waterfront Master Plan will provide visitors with full access to the waterfront over the 108 km of urban waterfront, and access at key locations in the 172 km of rural waterfront.


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