Big Big update for Thursday, January 28 | Kingston Grand Theatre

Big Big update for Thursday, January 28

Jan 28th, 2016 - 7:14PM /
Julie Fossitt
jfossitt [at]

Update for Thursday, January 28:

  • Service excavations continue in the blocks of Princess Street between Montreal Street and Clergy Street, with underground electrical work taking place in these blocks as well. Service excavations between Montreal and Sydenham should be completed in the next two weeks.
  • Excavation of the main sewer and water lines on Princess Street between Bagot Street and Montreal Street is scheduled to begin in the middle of next week.
  • To coincide with the start of main sewer excavation, the intersection of Princess Street and Bagot Street will be closed to traffic beginning Wednesday Feb. 3, continuing until Wednesday Feb. 10. This closure is required to allow for the diversion of sewage without excavating previously parts of Princess Street completed in the last phase of construction.
  • The pouring of sidewalks in the first block of Princess will continue over the coming weeks, weather dependent. Crews have been able to accelerate the pace of sidewalk pouring due to the recent warmer temperatures.

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The Princess Street Reconstuction
As part of the City of Kingston's Downtown Action Plan, the third phase of the Princess Street reconstruction is now underway. Businesses are open and accessible during construction, including the Grand Theatre. Portions of Montreal, Sydenham and Clergy streets will also be reconstructed as part of this project. Princess St. will be initially be closed from Bagot to Montreal.  Work will continue moving up the street toward Clergy. Princess Street is scheduled to reopen to vehicles on July 1.

Getting here
We recommend using the Chown Memorial Parking Garage or the Upper Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Lot to park your vehicle. Street parking is also available and is free after 5:30pm and on Sundays. Click here for a map of municipal parking lots. Please consider taking Kingston Transit, as there are multiple bus routes that drop off within blocks of the Grand Theatre. Plan your trip at

Princess St. access
Starting in the middle of February, the Grand Theatre will be accessible via Opera Lane Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and 2 hours prior to the start of a performance. Feel free to use the Whig walk that connects Opera Lane to Princess St. anytime. Our friends at Megalos will be open most evenings for access to Princess St. and Gap Kingston will be open Sundays from noon until 5pm to offer access.

The Grand Theatre is accessible through Opera Lane. If you are concerned about accessible drop offs or getting to the ramp through Opera Lane, feel free to contact us and our staff will be pleased to assist you.

Find out more about the Princess St. construction project, also know as the Big Dig, at

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 Thank you for you patience.