In 2010, we prepared a Master Plan and Block Plan for the Kingston Provincial Campus, formerly known as the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital lands. Located west of downtown, on the shores of Lake Ontario, the site is anchored by a significant historical presence, including a cultural heritage landscape and many significant historical buildings.
The site currently accommodates a number of uses including the existing Providence Care facility, numerous ministry programs and a publicly accessible waterfront trail. ORC is proceeding with a number of steps to assist in strategic accommodation and asset planning. This will allow for informed decisions regarding future uses, including the potential to utilize part of the western portion of the site for the redevelopment of a new hospital for Providence Care.
The Plan identifies how to best utilize the lands and buildings based on market demand and contextual analysis while respecting the natural and cultural heritage features on the site. A comprehensive approach to engagement and consultation has been utilized and includes meetings with key stakeholders as well as two interactive consultation sessions with the general public.