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    CHEFS 30 AND UNDER P.28 / SUMMER ITINERARIES P. 34 FESTIVAL CHALLENGES AND TRIUMPHS P. 18 / TAPAS IN THE WEST END P. 27 / WHAT TO DO IN KINGSTON P. 39 JULY/AUGUST 2016 A NEW LEAF PAGE 22 $3.50 kingstonlife.ca 7 16312 10399 4 02 PM40033187

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    2440 Princess St. | 613.549.1311 taylorautomall.com

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    A special advertising section presented by DOWNTOWN KINGSTON discover your downtown This summer, enjoy shopping DOWNTOWN KINGSTON Come and explore our many unique specialty, gift and fashion boutiques, art galleries and so much more! FASHION CHRIS JAMES GIFT STORE FIT FOR A KING & QUEEN 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. These Game Of Thrones-inspired glass goblets by Brendesign would be the perfect toasting glasses for the bride & groom on their special day. Made in the Celtic tradition from stained glass & pewter, these beautiful glasses add sparkle to any table and afterwards add a tea light and place them on the mantel to keep reminding yourself just who the lord and lady of the manor really are! FEATURED: S. Cohen Spring 2016 Collection FEATURED: Goblets by Brendesign 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 FASHION FEATURED: BF-4122 Declan Collection, Barrymore Furniture THE ULTIMATE IN DURABILITY & QUALITY The modern Declan sofa; the luxury of true comfort and meticulous tailoring. Deep seating, wide track arms and wedge legs enhance the perfect proportions. Handcrafted by skilled Barrymore artisans with a kiln-dried hardwood frame, double-dowelled and corner-blocked joinery, eight-way hand-tied springs, real cotton felt, high-density soy-based seating foam, and impeccable pattern matching. FEATURED: Spring 2016 collection by BRAX EASY LIVING BRAX FEEL GOOD produces easy-wear clothing for comfortable living. Their use of exclusive materials and innovative manufacturing processes ensures comfort in every respect. BRAX offers pitch-perfect style by translating the latest trends into wearable fashion, and never compromises quality or workmanship. 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 FEATURED: All of your BBQ essentials to make dinner amazing, including rubs, mustards, sauces, jellies and more. found HERE SPECIALTY FOOD STORE SIZZLING HOT Take home a “Taste of Upper Canada” from General Brock’s Commissary, and discover Kingston’s role in the historic War of 1812. Representing more than 50 Eastern Ontario specialty food producers, we feature locally made jam, chutney, cheese, mustard, hot sauce, rubs and herbs, lavender, goat’s milk soap, Mennonite sausages, handmade Belgian chocolate truffles and lots more! Free samples. It’s “Food Worth Fighting For!” GENERAL BROCK’S COMMISSARY 86 Brock St., 613-484-1587 Find us on facebook found HERE FEATURED: Spring rings by Goldsmith Emily Wojna JEWELRY FINGERS CROSSED 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 much more one-of-a-kind fine jewelry exclusively at Metalworks’ downtown Kingston showroom. 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 july I august I vol.18 no.5 18 VIEWPOINT 11 Personality Young water activist strives to make communities more water aware 12 City File The lowdown on Community Supported Agriculture 14 The Reporter Using the cool and creative to market the city 16 Home Game Learning the hard way to take it easy FOOD AND DRINK 27 For Starters Iguana Restaurant and Oyster Bar 28 In Good Taste 30 and under on the culinary scene 30 Wine The day that changed the world of wine CITY LIVING 33 Spotlight Kirsteen MacLeod, author FEATURES 18 A CITY OF FESTIVALS Nothing is certain in the festival world BY KELLY REID 22 A NEW LEAF Pot is becoming increasingly acceptable. What does it mean for Kingston? BY ERIN JONES 34 Lifestyle Explore the City 36 Letters from Kingston Waiting can come as welcome relief 39 What’s Happening A guide to special events, live theatre, music, gallery exhibitions and more IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Letter 43 Emporium 44 In Person Photo by Rob Whelan 4 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | JULY/AUGUST 2016

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    Outlet Centre NOW OPEN! WWW.KINGSCROSSING.CA 97 - 101 DALTON AVE. JUST OFF DIVISION, SOUTH OF THE 401 MON - FRI 10-8, SAT - SUN 10-6

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    AD{TS4662164} AD{TS4466061} YOUR SOURCE FOR SOLID WOOD, ONTARIO MADE FURNITURE 1245 MIDLAND AVE. 613·634·1400 WWW.COUNTRYTIME.CA It’s goodod to be Home. JULY/AUGUST I VOL.18 NO.5 Editor Danielle van den Brink Graphic Designer Omar Cushnie Contributing Writers Rosalyn Gambhir, Patricia Henderson, Anita Jansman, Erin Jones, Kirsteen MacLeod, Josephine Matyas, Iain Reid, Kelly Reid, Lawrence Scanlan, Harvey Schachter, Christopher Waters, Rachelle Williams Contributing Photographers & Illustrators Tim Alblas, Tim Forbes, 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% LANDSCAPING Design | Build | Landscape Services ClermontLandscaping.com | 613.384.4477 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 | JULY/AUGUST 2016

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    303 York St.303 York St. Kingston’s summer fun destination! Affordable, family fun – jump in, cool off! CityofKingston.ca/Aquatics

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    editor’s letter BEING A TRANSPLANT TO KINGSTON, I AM ALWAYS EXCITED TO RECEIVE OUT-OF-TOWN VISITORS. I take pride in co-ordinating their stay — finding the perfect set of plans to make their time not only enjoyable, but memorable. It seems like there’s always something new to explore in this city. Recently, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to do with some upcoming vacation time. But stretching my dollar — whether it be for a cross-border road trip or flight overseas — has become trickier in recent years. Bolstered by that very factor, the “staycation” has increased in popularity, capturing the experience of a vacation without leaving your backyard – or city. I like this idea for a number of reasons. Seeking new experiences, or revisiting those once enjoyed, is a great way to better appreciate where we live. It can encourage you to think outside the box when it comes to planning, and can save travel time and money. When I travel, the best recommendations I receive are from local people. I use this strategy at home, too. In Kingston, we’re fortunate to have locals who are passionate about what the city has to offer, from local food to the best hiking spots or events. In this issue of Kingston Life, we’ve asked writer Rosalyn Gambhir, owner of the blog The Staycationer, to compile five itineraries that will inspire you to stay closer to home this summer. Find that feature on page 34. My go-to recommendations for both out-of-town guests and locals include things you couldn’t do in the city this time last year. Kingston Food Tours (www.kingstonfoodtours.ca) is a great way to sample some of the city’s best restaurants with other passionate foodies; the Juniper Cafe (www.junipercafe.ca), located at the south end of the Tett Centre, has one of the best patios in the city for sipping on a local beer; and tours at the former Kingston Penitentiary will run throughout the summer and will include a locals-only day each week (www.kingstonpentour. com). Half of the proceeds from the tours will also benefit the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. Whatever your interest, it’s a great summer to be in Kingston. *** We’re interested to hear what your ideal staycation includes. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or write us at dvandenbrink@postmedia.com or 6 Cataraqui St., Kingston, Ont., K7L 4Z7. Until next time, Danielle van den Brink dvandenbrink@postmedia.com facebook.com/KingstonLifemag twitter.com/Kingston_Life @kingstonlifemag contributors Seventeen-year-old Robyn Hamlyn is a self-described water warrior. Writer Kirsteen MacLeod introduces readers to her in Personality on page 11. Writer Kelly Reid explores the challenges and successes of local festivals in A City of Festivals. Find that feature story on page 18. Some of the city’s top chefs are under 30. Writer Josephine Matyas shares their stories in In Good Taste on page 28. 8 KINGSTON LIFE | KINGSTONLIFE.CA | JULY/AUGUST 2016

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