Montreal Street 2

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we continue on with my drive out Montreal Street.   With a little research, I found that the path they are putting through at Rideau and Montreal Streets is indeed the K&P Trail.   I also found out that the City is doing a major makeover on Douglas Fluhrer Park.   I have been watching from Rideaucrest and wondering what they were doing.  So that is a couple of things that I have wished for being fulfilled, motivated apparently by Canada’s 150th birthday coming up.   Kingston is decades behind on it’s waterfront development and recreational trails, but better late than never.

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Stairs to nowhere.  I wonder if I ever saw the building that was here at one time.

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Something going in here, near the Legion.

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The old train station continues to be a crumbling eyesore.  I think this land is owned by CN or CP, so the city has no control over it.

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I’m not sure what goes on with these houses at Montreal and Cassidy.   They don’t look lived in, but there are cars and garbage cans out back.  I am thinking that they are probably offices for something.

More Montreal Street tomorrow, heading into Rideau Heights.  Rideau Heights is not one of Kingston’s desirable neighbourhoods, but it is vastly improved from when I lived there.  Along Montreal Street are several run down properties, but also gems like the buildings above.  Further out, the houses along the east side of the street have stunning views from the ridge overlooking the wide Cataraqui River.   One could certainly do worse.

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