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    The Spoken Word: Inside the City’s Thriving Storytelling Scene P. 18 Bringing the Old World to the New P. 11 | New and Notable Docs P. 14 | A Toast to Retro Wines P. 32 MAY/JUNE 2016 HWY. 401 JOHN COUNT ER BOULEVARD GORE ROAD A $129-MILLION SOLUT ION? Examining the conversation on a third crossing in Kingston PAGE 22 LASALLE CAUSEWAY $3.50 kingstonlife.ca 99 7 16312 10399 4 PM40033187

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    2440 Princess St. | 613.549.1311 taylorautomall.com

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    2016 CHEVROLET CAMARO

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    A special advertising section presented by DOWNTOWN KINGSTON discover your downtown This spring, enjoy shopping DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Come and explore our many unique specialty, gift and fashion boutiques, art galleries and so much more! FASHION GIFT STORE CHRIS JAMES Chris James Wardrobe Development Program will fit the essential elements of a professional dress/casual wardrobe into a versatile, functional and economically clever clothing package — including sport coats, suits, dress pants, shirts, ties, cotton khakis, Ts and socks. Chris James WDP defines contemporary style, quality and exemplary value. EXPLOSIVE Just in time for Mother’s Day and exclusive to Cornerstone, Anne Marie Chagnon draws upon the power of volcanoes for her latest collection. Handsculpted pewter, gold or bronze are layered with captivating swirling pools of indigo and iridescent black against charcoal reliefs. Receiving one of these pieces will have you erupting with joy! FEATURED: S. Cohen Spring 2016 Collection FEATURED: 2016 Collection 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 ART SHOW The *Art Company was created in 1995 with an ethos that was deliberately young, happy and carefree. Since the very beginning, they’ve had phenomenal success with young and non-conformist shoe lovers in France, Germany, Holland, England, Italy and Spain. Now available at Fancy That in downtown Kingston. SYMPLI THE BEST Discover Sympli Clothing. Designed and sewn in Vancouver, B.C., Sympli offers endless possibilities. Inspired and created by women, Sympli combines style with comfort and easily takes you from home, to the market, to the office, to an evening out . . . and a traveller’s best friend to boot! Be inspired and lead the way. FEATURED: Fantasy Box sandal by *Art FEATURED: Spring 2016 collection sun dress by Sympli 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 FROM OUR HANDS TO YOUR HOME Sherrill Furniture has become synonymous with beautiful hand-crafted furniture to last generations. With custom options such as fabrics, finishes, trims, construction and techniques, whatever you can dream up, we can help create. FASHION EASY LIVING BRAX FEEL GOOD produces easy-wear clothing for comfortable living. Their use of exclusive materials and innovative manufacturing processes ensure comfort in every respect. BRAX offers pitch-perfect style by translating the latest trends into wearable fashion, and never compromises quality or workmanship. FEATURED: 3151-3 SOFA with optional #1P nails above skirt FEATURED: Spring 2016 collection by BRAX 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 SPECIALTY FOOD STORE JEWELRY FATHER’S DAY HUGS & MUGS FINGERS CROSSED FEATURED: McIntosh China Mugs K-Town Kups, your new source for McIntosh China mugs, has great gifts of singles or beautiful boxed sets, plus handmade local pottery mugs. Visit downtown Kingston’s ONLY Pick-N-Mix offering 250+ varieties of single-serve k-kups. FEATURED: Spring rings by Goldsmith Emily Wojna Goldsmith Emily Wojna offers up a fresh palette with this collection of spring rings. Blue tourmaline, picture agate, and blue and red chalcedony all shine from sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold settings. Find these spring treasures and many more one-of-a-kind fine jewelry exclusively at Metalworks’ downtown Kingston showroom. found HERE K-TOWN KUPS 82 Brock St., 613-484-1587 Find us on Facebook found HERE METALWORKS 352 King St., 613-544-5078, metalworkskingston.com OPTICAL ART GALLERY PURE QUALITY FRAMES The hottest eyewear trends from quality brands including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Silhouette, Maui Jim, David Green, Vanni, TOMS, Bellinger, Masunaga, TAG Heuer, ZEN Barcelona, William Morris London, Tom Ford and now Costa. Marc F. Raymond Opticians also carries a variety of contact lenses – soft, daily wear, extended wear and disposable - for all types of vision correction. CATCH 22 An established commercial fine art gallery & idea manufactory (2006) representing 40+ artists - local & from across Canada from Change Islands, NL to Galiano Island, B.C. Contemporary Art & Artists. Oils, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Prints, Photography and Graphics. FEATURED: Costa sunglasses available now FEATURED: Local and Canadian art. found HERE MARC F. RAYMOND 324 King St. E., 613-549-2020, raymondoptics.com found HERE STUDIO 22 320 King Street E., 546-7461, studio22.ca 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 may I june I vol.18 no.3 VIEWPOINT 11 Personality How Ruth Noordegraaf has brought old-world values to her new city 12 City File The story behind the city’s totem poles 14 The Reporter Getting to know some of the city’s newest medical recruits 16 Home Game When a rink is the only respite, and sport the only salve FOOD AND DRINK 35 27 For Starters Juniper Cafe 28 In Good Taste How community gardens are working to develop a sense of belonging 32 Wine A toast to retro wines that have never tasted better FEATURES 18 THE SPOKEN WORD Inside the city’s thriving storytelling scene BY ERIN JONES 22 A CITY DIVIDED Examining the conversation on a third crossing in Kingston BY IAN COUTTS CITY LIVING 35 Spotlight Kyle Dunn, country artist 36 Lifestyle Dedication to the daily long-distance ride 38 Letters from Kingston A new season, and maybe a new friend 41 What’s Happening A guide to special events, live theatre, music, gallery exhibits and more IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Letter 47 Emporium 48 In Person Photo by Rob Whelan 4 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | MAY/JUNE 2016

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    Style & Sophistication At James Reid Furniture, our styling follows these same principles by combining timeless design elements with exciting contemporary touches to offer one-of-akind upholstery that you’ll treasure for years to come. JAMES REID 252 PRINCESS ST., 613-548-3022 OR 1880 JOHN COUNTER BLVD., 613-544-4415 JAMESREIDFURNITURE.NET PERFECTING KINGSTON’S INTERIORS FOR 162 YEARS

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    AD{TS4574836} AD{TS4471898} 3087 Princess Street, Suite 2, Kingston MAY/JUNE I VOL.18 NO.3 We Now Make House Calls! CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION! • Complete and partial • Implant Retained Dentures • Same-Day Denture Repairs • Relines • Attached to Matheson Kayla Oosten, DD, Dental Clinic and Tyler Ballantyne, DD ARE NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS www.frontenacdentureclinic.com | 613-389-2007 MADE IN CANADA DESIGNED BY YOU Create Your Own Editor Danielle van den Brink Cover Illustration Tim Alblas (Image: Google Maps) Graphic Designer Omar Cushnie Contributing Writers Ian Coutts, Anita Jansman, Josephine Matyas, Kirsteen MacLeod, Charlie Pinkerton, Iain Reid, Kelly Reid, Lawrence Scanlan, Harvey Schachter, Christopher Waters, Rachelle Williams Contributing Photographers & Illustrators Olivia Adams, Tim Alblas, Garrett Elliott, Tim Forbes, Lars Hagberg, Matthew Manor, Rob Whelan Advertising Sales Manager Nancy Bradshaw Business Development Manager Kerry Sammon Marketing Strategist Graham Thompson Account Executives, Print and Digital Andrea Almeida, Dave Coulter, Tiffany Dundon, Mike Dwyre, Natasha Foster, Melody Hammond, Nick Healey, Stephanie Miller, Debbie Newton, Glen O’Donoghue, Kim Popovich, Aleisha Proudfoot, Karen Winter, Melissa Yeomans Advertising Director Liza Nelson 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% CUSTOM FURNITURE AVAILABLE FROM: Gananoque Home Furniture located in the Gananoque Home Hardware Building Centre at Hwy 401 and Hwy 32. 613.382.3386 | www.homefurniture.ca 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 | MAY/JUNE 2016

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    WWW.KINGSCROSSING.CA Outlet Centre NOW OPEN! 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 I’VE BEEN THINKING A LOT LATELY ABOUT HOW WE COMMUNICATE. As an editor, I almost exclusively communicate with writers and photographers by email. In fact, I am notorious for not checking my voice mail; defaulting to email as a more timeefficient means of communicating with the people I work with. Face-to-face meetings command more time — something I don’t have much of these days. I find it fascinating how quickly we’ve moved to adopt technology as our primary means of communication. Venture into virtually any public space and you’ll see it; heads down, phones in hand, faces glaring into screens. I am particularly curious when I see children immersed in their i-products, most often oblivious of the goings-on in the world around them. I wonder about our collective future — generations of people who don’t know how to communicate with each other outside of technology. Lacking in the skills to engage in real, human interaction. But there is hope. In our ever-connected world, there are some who are craving face-to-face interaction more than ever. In The Spoken Word (page 18), writer Erin Jones discovers that in Kingston, storytelling is enjoying a resurgence. There are several groups — from local artists to university students — hosting events aimed at uniting the community through the spoken word. These events bring people together to share their stories — whether they be funny, sad or deeply personal. There is something beautifully raw and uninhibited about the spoken word. There is no computer screen to hide behind, no option to be anonymous. Sharing our stories with each other, face to face, is important to build and sustain both our community and our humanity. In this month’s cover feature, A City Divided (page 22), writer Ian Coutts explores the proposal of a third crossing that would connect central Kingston to the east. As council works to get the project “shovel ready,” Coutts examines whether the issue is truly worthy of a $129-million solution. *** We want to hear your thoughts on anything you read in the pages of Kingston Life. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, send us an email or stop by our offices at 6 Cataraqui St. for a chat. Until next time, Danielle van den Brink DVandenbrink@postmedia.com facebook.com/KingstonLifemag twitter.com/Kingston_Life contributors Photographer Rob Whelan met with some of the organizers behind up-and-coming storytelling events in Kingston. See his work in The Spoken Word on page 18. Writer Ian Coutts travelled to both sides of the Cataraqui River to find support, and opposition, to a proposed third crossing. Find that story on page 22. Community groups are working to make fresh vegetables accessible for everyone. Writer Josephine Matyas brings the story of community gardens on page 28. 8 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | MAY/JUNE 2016

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