The Hub Project

Consultation has concluded.


Consultation on The Hub Project has completed. Staff are now reviewing the input received throughout the process and will report back to the community.

The crossroad of Princess and Division Streets is where multiple neighbourhoods meet and is a gateway to the downtown. Thousands of people drive, walk or pass through the intersection every day. Active and lively public places are what makes a city a vibrant place to live and visit, and the City of Kingston needs your input reimagine this intersection in a way that connects four distinct parts of the city.

The City of Kingston has received


Consultation on The Hub Project has completed. Staff are now reviewing the input received throughout the process and will report back to the community.

The crossroad of Princess and Division Streets is where multiple neighbourhoods meet and is a gateway to the downtown. Thousands of people drive, walk or pass through the intersection every day. Active and lively public places are what makes a city a vibrant place to live and visit, and the City of Kingston needs your input reimagine this intersection in a way that connects four distinct parts of the city.

The City of Kingston has received financial support from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Main Street Revitalization Initiative for a new initiative, the Hub Project that will transform the intersection of Princess and Division Street through public art. The Hub Project is designed to meet all three objectives of the City of Kingston’s Public Art Master Plan including contributing to making a high-quality, vibrant public realm; bringing cultural provision to under-serviced areas across the city; and telling the full Kingston story, building on the current heritage focus in a way that is contemporary and inclusive.

Since September, we have been working Crazy Dames, a consulting trio who specialize in urban planning and cultural engagement in cities and public spaces, to get feedback from the public on ideas and themes to revitalize Princess and Division Street.

Offer your input

As we continue this conversation, we are seeking your input on what type of public art the community would like to see at the intersection. This input will help guide the direction we go and inform Request for Information and Request for Proposal for public artwork for the area.

From our first public engagement session and in capturing ideas shared on this page since September 2018, public art themes that have emerged are:

  • Interactive and collaborative story telling
  • Cultural diversity and inclusion
  • Themes around the environment, water and Lake Ontario
  • A focus on the present and the future
  • Community connections; the intersection as a gathering space
  • Local artist involvement

Types of public art that have been identified are:

  • Murals, street paintings, street and/or intersection murals
  • Temporary public art
  • Audio/digital art
  • Safe and durable public art
  • Integration with infrastructure, i.e. way-finding, parkettes, seating areas

We encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas below and keep in mind to the above themes and types of public art.