November 9th, 2015

KINGSTON, ON – On Tuesday, November 10th the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the City of Kingston will install University District street signs in the area bound by Nelson Street to the west, Princess Street to the north, Division and Barrie Streets to the east, and Johnson Street to the south. The street signs are part of a broader collection of AMS initiatives aimed at improving both the quality of life and aesthetic of the near-campus neighbourhood.

Quick Facts:

  • The street signs are a continuation of those installed in April of 2014 in the area bound by King Street to the south, Collingwood Street to the west, Barrie Street to the east, and Johnson Street to the north.
  • Upon the conclusion of the first phase of street sign installations, it was determined that a review of the University District initiatives was to take place in 2015 and, if deemed successful, installations were to proceed in the second phase area
  • It was subsequently determined that the first phase of University District initiatives satisfied and/or exceeded each success metric that was outlined prior to the first phase of installations
  • The AMS then conducted substantive public consultation with several community groups and the Near-Campus Neighbourhoods Advisory Committee (NCNAC) on the second phase of street sign installations
  • City Council subsequently passed a motion on September 1st, 2015, which outlined the boundary changes above and corresponding sign installations.
  • Matt Kussin, the AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner, Mayor Bryan Paterson, Councillor Jim Neill, and Councillor Peter Stroud will be installing the first street signs of this phase at the corner of Alfred Street and Brock Street at 1:15pm on Tuesday, November 10th.

Quotes:

“The street signs constitute yet another exciting step forward for the University District. However, it’s important to recognize that they are just one of many initiatives that have translated into positive, tangible change for the area. Other initiatives include the University District Brite Program, Holiday House Check, Housing Resource Centre, and SMART contracted maintenance and community cleanups.“– Matt Kussin, Municipal Affairs Commissioner

Please direct all media inquiries to Jessamine Luck, AMS Marketing & Communications Officer, at marcomm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x75850

BACKGROUNDER
Alma Mater Society (AMS) – https://www.myams.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 16,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 10 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 10 corporate services and over 50 government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.

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