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    KINGSTON CONNECTIONS IN PRAISE OF SMALL, SIGNIFICANT HUMAN EXCHANGES PP. 20 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 LOCAL INNOVATORS KINGSTON BUSINESSES WITH A GLOBAL REACH PP. 26 $3.50 kingstonlife.ca 7 16312 10399 4 97 PM40033187 THE SMALL BATCH CAFE & EATERY PP. 31 TAKEAWAY FAVOURITES PP. 32 KINGSTON’S FILM FESTIVALS PP. 38

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    A special advertising section presented by DOWNTOWN KINGSTON discover your downtown This winter, enjoy shopping DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Come and explore our many unique specialty, gift and fashion boutiques, art galleries and so much more! FASHION GIFT STORE MALLIA COATS Mallia Coats has long been regarded as one of the premier cloth coat manufacturers in Canada. Using the finest imported fabrics from Italy and Spain, their coats are stylish, yet provide the warmth required for our Canadian winters. Each piece is handcut and available in a variety of colours to suit your individual style. Only at Chris James. GET YOUR FIX Elitalia bracelets by Fixation will have you coming back for more! Pick a leather starter bracelet then add stunning magnetic centres for easy, creative change ups letting you be your own designer. Everyone will be charmed, I’m sure. FEATURED: Mallia Wool Cashmere coat in ivory FEATURED: Elitalia bracelets by Fixation found HERE CHRIS JAMES 253 Ontario St., 613-541-0707,chrisjameskingston.com found HERE CORNERSTONE 255 Ontario St., 613-546-7967, cornerstonecanadianart.com ACCESSORIES FASHION SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST Canadian winters require footwear that is extremely warm, durable and waterproof. Bos & Co. fits the bill by specializing in outdoor fashion footwear. These distinctive red boots are perfect for a fun winter day. TOP THAT! Established in 1926, Parkhurst is synonymous with exceptional Canadian design. Gracie’s Clothing in downtown Kingston is proud to present cosy hats, luxurious wraps, faux fur headbands and classic berets with the Parkhurst label to ward off the winter chill in style. FEATURED: Winter boot by Bos & Co. FEATURED: Accordion Topper cloche, by Parkhurst found HERE FANCY THAT 48 Princess St., 613-547-2041, fancythat.ca found HERE GRACIE’S 326 King St. E., 613-545-3234 SHOP.DINE.ENJOY. Find events, directories, maps and more online. Scan to visit our website: www.downtownkingston.ca

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    FURNITURE COLLECTOR EDITION This is your chance to add a ray of sunshine to any room in your home. Use it as a server, a foyer piece, behind the sofa, or as a TV console. Available in solid quartersawn white oak or cherry. FASHION RED HOT Outdoor Survival Canada was created to meet the demand for a high quality functional coat for extreme conditions. Made in Toronto, OSC features down insulated coats with advanced weather-proofing technologies. Featuring impeccable styling, these coats will keep you cosy all winter long. FEATURED: 2016 Stickley Collector Edition Harvey Ellis Console FEATURED: Outdoor Survival Canada down coat found HERE JAMES REID FURNITURE 250 Princess St., 613-548-3022 1880 John Counter Blvd., 613-544-4415, jamesreidfurniture.net found HERE THE ROUNDSTONE 50 Princess St., 613-536-5313, roundstone.ca BEAUTY JEWELRY BUNDLES OF JOY SET-IN STONES ECHO is celebrating 15 years in downtown Kingston! Visit us this holiday season and pickup one of our gift bundles that are full of fantastic savings. We have BC, Color Proof and Unite sets in store and ready to go. Metalworks Owner and Master Goldsmith Steve Luckwaldt has given new life to these diamonds and sapphires in a curvy custom 18-carat yellow gold band. Find these and other one-of-a-kind works of art exclusively at Metalworks’ downtown Kingston showroom. FEATURED: Holiday gift packs FEATURED: Custom set diamond and sapphire band found HERE ECHO 344 Bagot St., 613-542-5069, echohairstudio.com found HERE METALWORKS 352 King St., 613-544-5078, metalworkskingston.com OPTICAL SPECIALTY FOOD STORE PURE QUALITY FRAMES CHOCOLATE IS FOR LOVERS! FEATURED: Masunaga Optical Collection 009 Masunaga Japanese designer frames have offered a classic fit and feel since 1905 and are now available from Marc F. Raymond Opticians. Enjoy our fusion of the best in optical technology and good old-fashioned customer service. Marc F. Raymond Opticians have been providing quality eyewear, frames and lenses in Kingston for over 40 years. FEATURED: Belgian Chocolate Truffle Mice A gift of chocolate symbolizes friendship, affection, passion, and love! Some even say it’s a natural aphrodisiac... General Brock’s Commissary features handmade Belgian chocolate truffles by Mrs. B’s Country Candy of Brighton. Visit us for quality, locally made speciality foods, custom gift baskets, and Belgian truffles… perfect Valentine’s Day gifts! found HERE MARC F. RAYMOND 324 King St. E., 613-549-2020, raymondoptics.com found HERE GENERAL BROCK’S COMMISSARY 86 Brock St., 613-484-1587, Find us on Facebook Stay informed with the latest news, happenings and tips. Connect with us and join the conversation on our social media pages. Downtown Kingston! @downtownktown @downtownkingston

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    Contents january I february I vol.18 no.1 11 VIEWPOINT 11 Personality Voyageurs coach Taurean White aims to motivate and inspire 12 City File A fresh start in the New Year 14 The Reporter Is intensification key to a sustainable city? 16 Home Game Why so many people are turning to trekking FEATURES 20 KINGSTON CONNECTIONS In praise of small, significant human exchanges BY KIRSTEEN MACLEOD 26 LOCAL INNOVATORS 5 Kingston-based businesses with a global reach BY PATRICIA HENDERSON FOOD AND DRINK 31 For Starters The Small Batch Cafe & Eatery 32 In Good Taste Takeaway favourites 34 Wine Lighten up with fresher, focused red wines CITY LIVING 37 Spotlight Kelli Trottier, musician and dancer 38 Lifestyle Two festivals bring some of the best films to the city 40 Letters from Kingston Making the most of chances to explore 43 What’s Happening A guide to special events, live theatre, music, gallery exhibits and more IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Letter 9 Letters to the Editor 46 Community Spirit 47 Emporium 48 In Person Photo by Tim Forbes 4 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

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    If you have ever pondered teeing it up at Cataraqui Golf & Country Club... Here is your chance! The Cataraqui Trial Membership With a 1-year initiation fee of $500 plus annual golf and club fees, you can enjoy all the golf you want, the way it was meant to be played, on one of Canada’s top golf courses for a full year. We’ll even throw in a great group of fellow golf enthusiasts. Treat yourself to outstanding dining, super club events, special theme events and one of the best views in the city. Member Privileges Members enjoy reciprocal play at twelve of Canada’s top golf courses - Camelot, Rivermead, RideauView, Kanawaki, Whitlock, Brantford, Dundas Valley, Deer Ridge, Summit, Brampton, Scarboro & Oshawa. Call us today. We would love to show you how much you are missing.

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    AD{TS4323392} AD{TS4323358} SEASON LAUNCH 14 JANUARY 2016, 5–7 PM DANCE PERFORMANCE BY BRENDAN FERNANDES, IN TOUCH BRENDAN FERNANDES LOST BODIES SINGULAR FIGURES PORTRAITS AND CHARACTER STUDIES RENEW INDIGENOUS ART FROM THE COLLECTION WITH YOU AND OTHERS VISIT agnes.queensu.ca image: D. Garneau, Conflicting Patterns (Salle River Allotments) (detail), 2012 (58-005) Presented with the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, City of Kingston Arts Fund, The Justin and Elisabeth Lang Foundation Fund and George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, Queen’s University Queen’s University 36 University Avenue Kingston ON K7L 3N6 (613) 533.2190 www.agnes.queensu.ca JANUARY/FEBRUARY I VOL.18 NO.1 Editor Danielle van den Brink Graphic Designer Omar Cushnie Contributing Writers Kristen Coughlar, Ian Coutts, Patricia Henderson, Anita Jansman, Josephine Matyas, Kirsteen MacLeod, Iain Reid, Lawrence Scanlan, Harvey Schachter, Christopher Waters Contributing Photographers & Illustrators Tim Alblas, John DiPaolo, Tim Forbes, Ian MacAlpine, Rob Whelan Advertising Sales Manager Nancy Bradshaw Business Development Manager Kerry Sammon Account Executives, Print and Digital Andrea Almeida, Dave Coulter, Tiffany Dundon, Mike Dwyre, Natasha Foster, Melody Hammond, Stephanie Miller, Debbie Newton, Glen O’Donoghue, Kim Popovich, Aleisha Proudfoot, Graham Thompson, Karen Winter, Melissa Yeomans Advertising Director Liza Nelson Creative Supervisor Marc Bonitatibus CTP Printing Solisco Kingston Life is a division of Kingston Publications. 6 Cataraqui St., Kingston, Ont., K7L 4Z7 Tel: (613) 544-5000 ext. 547222; Fax: (613) 530-4122 Visit us at kingstonlife.ca and kingstonpublications.com Kingston Life is a registered trademark of Kingston Publications, a division of Postmedia, copyright 2016. All rights reserved. The publisher accepts no responsibility for advertiser claims, unsolicited manuscripts, transparencies, other materials, errors, or omissions. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Kingston Life is published eight times per year — January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December and special issues Interiors Spring and Interiors Fall — and is distributed in pre-selected home-subscriber copies of The Kingston Whig-Standard. Subscriber rates: 8 issues for $14.95 CDN; $54.95 U.S.D. Sub scribe online at kingstonlife.ca or call (613) 544-5000. Single-copy price $3.50 at selected newsstands in Kingston, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Canadian Second Class Mail Registration 5273. Postmaster: Publications mail agreement No. 40033187. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to 6 Cataraqui St., Kingston, Ont., K7L 4Z7 All rights reserved. Printed in Canada. ISSN 1488-5239 KINGSTON LIFE IS A MEMBER OF POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED CONTENT 10% 313 TREES PRESERVED FOR THE FUTURE 518,382 LITRES WASTEWATER FLOW SAVED 8,550 KGS SOLID WASTE NOT GENERATED 15,763 KGS GREENHOUSE GASES PREVENTED 216,000,000 BTUS ENERGY NOT CONSUMED 6 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

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    Outlet Centre Now open... Opening soon... 97 - 101 DALTON AVE. JUST OFF DIVISION, SOUTH OF THE 401 MON - FRI 10-8, SAT - SUN 10-6

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    editor’s letter WHEN WRITER KIRSTEEN MACLEOD AND I MET FOR COFFEE SEVERAL MONTHS BACK, SHE APPROACHED ME WITH AN IDEA FOR A STORY I IMMEDIATELY LOVED. It was the kind of madein-Kingston story we strive to feature in Kingston Life — one that focuses on the strong sense of community that makes our city great. MacLeod described it as “celebrating the beauty and brilliance” of small, everyday interaction between people. As we sat in a local coffee shop, she mentioned a longtime barista who contributed a certain amount of comfort and reliability to her daily routine. This person, she said, was just one of many people who made her experience living in Kingston that much more distinct. After our conversation, I began to think of all the people I interact with in my daily routine. The person at the counter at my favourite coffee shop, the man I say “hi” to each morning as I pass him while walking my dog, the person who helps me select a new novel at the book store. I don’t often think of these interactions as significant, especially when compared to other relationships in my life. But as MacLeod pointed out, each interaction contributes to our sense of community, our sense of place. (It should also be noted we focused on positive interactions.) In Kingston Connections: In Praise of Small, Significant Human Exchanges (page 20), MacLeod starts with Elle Rogerson — a veritable staple at Classic Video downtown. Using Rogerson as a starting point, MacLeod’s story employs a “pay-it-forward” system to identify four more individuals who are recognized for enriching the lives of others through everyday contributions to their community. The result is, well, truly Kingston. In our second feature, writer Patricia Henderson (who will be on a bit of a hiatus with the magazine in the next few months due to a new job), set out to find some lesser-known businesses in this city that do work on a global scale. This feature, Local Innovators, introduces readers to five Kingston-based companies run by passionate entrepreneurs. These people, whom Henderson describes as “quietly changing the world from our very own backyard,” are making a name for Kingston as an innovation hub. Find that feature on page 26. I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention the response we received — in all forms — from the cover story (What’s Up Doc?) of our November/December issue. Local physicians wrote to share their experiences, so we dedicated a page to their feedback on page 9. With the release of each issue, we want to keep the discussion going. If you have thoughts on anything you’ve read in Kingston Life, send us a letter (danielle.vandenbrink@sunmedia.ca), or find us on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear from you. Until next time, Danielle van den Brink danielle.vandenbrink@sunmedia.ca facebook.com/KingstonLifemag twitter.com/Kingston_Life contributors Writer Patricia Henderson has a talent for story telling. In Local Innovators, Henderson shares the story of five businesses in Kingston producing products and services that are in demand all over the globe. Find that story on page 26. As a longtime photographer for Kingston Life, Tim Forbes was a perfect fit for our feature story Kingston Connections: In Praise of Small, Significant Human Exchanges (page 20), to help share that story with our readers. Arts-based writer Anita Jansman hit the streets to explore what’s hot on the local film scene this winter. In our Lifestyle section, Jansman shares the lineup at two of the city’s long-standing film festivals, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival and Reelout. Find it on page 38. 8 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

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