Spring Outdoor Dining & Retail Program Surveys

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Kingston businesses have been hit incredibly hard by the pandemic. Between keeping up with evolving health and safety protocols, protecting employees and customers, and pivoting to new service concepts, owners have faced serious strains throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

The City of Kingston supports our local businesses and wants to help in their recovery efforts!

In June 2020, we released a survey asking residents and businesses about their interest in an open streets concept, which would use parking spaces for outdoor dining and retail, and/or use other public spaces for business expansion. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public, and the restaurants and shops who participated in the program created truly special, unique spaces.

(See Archived Project: 2020 Outdoor Dining & Retail)

The City is now considering renewing the Outdoor Dining & Retail Program on April 1st, weather permitting. On March 5th, we closed a new survey in which we asked if businesses and the public would like to see the program revived this spring and what new ideas people may have that might improve the program.

Survey results are presented on the right side of the page. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and suggestions!

We will be releasing more information about a 2021 Outdoor Dining & Retail Program soon.

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Kingston businesses have been hit incredibly hard by the pandemic. Between keeping up with evolving health and safety protocols, protecting employees and customers, and pivoting to new service concepts, owners have faced serious strains throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

The City of Kingston supports our local businesses and wants to help in their recovery efforts!

In June 2020, we released a survey asking residents and businesses about their interest in an open streets concept, which would use parking spaces for outdoor dining and retail, and/or use other public spaces for business expansion. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public, and the restaurants and shops who participated in the program created truly special, unique spaces.

(See Archived Project: 2020 Outdoor Dining & Retail)

The City is now considering renewing the Outdoor Dining & Retail Program on April 1st, weather permitting. On March 5th, we closed a new survey in which we asked if businesses and the public would like to see the program revived this spring and what new ideas people may have that might improve the program.

Survey results are presented on the right side of the page. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and suggestions!

We will be releasing more information about a 2021 Outdoor Dining & Retail Program soon.

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Page last updated: 27 August 2021, 09:48