Big Dig update for Tuesday, June 28 | Kingston Grand Theatre

Big Dig update for Tuesday, June 28

Jun 28th, 2016 - 2:24PM /
Julie Fossitt
jfossitt [at]

Princess St. reconstruction

Big Dig update

  • Princess St will be open to traffic on July 1st, but crews will continue to work on sidewalks and other surface features. Lane closures will be required to complete these finals stages of the work.
  • The Whig Walk will remain open regular hours 10:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m. for July 1 and  will continue to have extended hours through the week of July 4th to July 8th.
  • Montreal St between Princess and Brock St will remain closed until the end of July for crews to continue reconstruction of the underground watermain and sewers.
  • Montreal St between Princess & Queen St will be begin July 4th until mid Aug for crews to start underground serving.

Coming to the Grand? Download our map 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
The Grand Theatre is 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 atMegalos 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 your patience.