Sir John A. Statue Relocation & New Installations at City Park

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On June 16, 2021 City Council directed staff to begin a process to relocate the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald formally installed in City Park to Cataraqui Cemetery. Council asked that the Kingston community be invited into a multifaceted engagement to provide ideas and insights on two key aspects of this proposed relocation:

  • Community input on the relocation of the statue to the Cataraqui Cemetery
  • New ideas for installations and interpretations at the former location of the statue in City Park

These community consultations and engagement opportunities begin on October 12 and will run until the end of November. There are a number of ways that you can share your input and ideas - from small group Indigenous community member meetings, an idea sharing drop-in at City Park, a facilitated online working session specific to possible future installations in City Park and two focused surveys – one specific to the installation at the cemetery and the other on ideas for City Park.

A third survey developed as part of this engagement seeks Indigenous resident feedback on the formation of an Indigenous led advisory council or committee to work with the City moving forward. The development of an advisory council/committee is an outcome of the community engagement and consultation completed as part of the Engage for Change Project. This survey is meant to provide an alternate format for Indigenous residents to provide input outside of the small group meetings.

If, for any reason, you would like to answer the surveys in other ways please connect with us. You can:

  • Request a paper copy of the survey by calling 613-546-0000. We will provide you with a postage-paid envelope to return the survey to City Hall.
  • Complete the survey over the phone with City staff by calling 613-546-0000.


On June 16, 2021 City Council directed staff to begin a process to relocate the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald formally installed in City Park to Cataraqui Cemetery. Council asked that the Kingston community be invited into a multifaceted engagement to provide ideas and insights on two key aspects of this proposed relocation:

  • Community input on the relocation of the statue to the Cataraqui Cemetery
  • New ideas for installations and interpretations at the former location of the statue in City Park

These community consultations and engagement opportunities begin on October 12 and will run until the end of November. There are a number of ways that you can share your input and ideas - from small group Indigenous community member meetings, an idea sharing drop-in at City Park, a facilitated online working session specific to possible future installations in City Park and two focused surveys – one specific to the installation at the cemetery and the other on ideas for City Park.

A third survey developed as part of this engagement seeks Indigenous resident feedback on the formation of an Indigenous led advisory council or committee to work with the City moving forward. The development of an advisory council/committee is an outcome of the community engagement and consultation completed as part of the Engage for Change Project. This survey is meant to provide an alternate format for Indigenous residents to provide input outside of the small group meetings.

If, for any reason, you would like to answer the surveys in other ways please connect with us. You can:

  • Request a paper copy of the survey by calling 613-546-0000. We will provide you with a postage-paid envelope to return the survey to City Hall.
  • Complete the survey over the phone with City staff by calling 613-546-0000.
  • At a Special Meeting of City Council on June 16, 2021 City staff were asked to initiate a process to relocate the statue of Sir John. A. Macdonald previously located in City Park to the Cataraqui Cemetery, a National Historic Site where Sir John A. Macdonald is buried.  

    The City and the Cataraqui Cemetery have an agreement in principle for this relocation and are now seeking community input on this relocation and installation intents. The statue has been placed into temporary storage pending the outcome of the consultation and engagement.

    Feedback from this survey will be considered in the relocation of the statue.

    Survey closes November 30, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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  • At a special meeting of City Council on June 16, 2021 staff were asked to begin community consultation to consider new interpretive intentions and installation themes for the previous location of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue at City Park.

    Feedback from this survey will be considered in ideas for future installations at City Park.

    Survey closes November 30, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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  • The development of protocol as well as an advisory council/committee are both outcomes of community engagement and consultation completed as part of the Engage for Change Project. This survey is meant to provide an alternate format for Indigenous residents to provide input outside of the small group Indigenous resident and community organization meetings on what it could look like to form an Indigenous advisory council or committee to work with the City on shared initiatives.

    Feedback from this survey will be considered in the formation of an Indigenous advisory council or committee.

    Survey closes November 30, 2021 at 4 p.m.

    Take Survey
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