Big Dig | Kingston Grand Theatre

Big Dig

Jan 8th, 2016 - 6:31PM /
jfossitt [at]


-        On January 5th crews began service excavations on the block of Princess Street between Bagot Street and Montreal Street. This work will be continuing for the next few weeks.

-        Beginning Monday Jan. 11, Princess Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at Sydenham Street to allow for crews to begin service excavations in the block of Princess Street between Montreal Street and Sydenham Street. At this time vehicular traffic will be able to turn onto Sydenham Street from Princess Street; Montreal Street will remain open to north-south vehicular traffic between Brock Street and Queen Street. Through traffic on Princess Street will be detoured at Clergy Street or Division Street.

Download directions to the Grand Theatre here!

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

Please contact us:

 Thank you for you patience.

Download Big Dig Map