*This post is sponsored by TD and the TD Common Ground Project.

As one of Canada’s most iconic and oldest cities, Kingston is proud to have such a vibrant population that is filled with history. It is home to creative minds, young professionals and families who relish in charming local gems and neighbourhood hang-out spots. From Instagram worthy coffee shops to our stunning waterfront, parks also play a vital component in bringing people together.

Community Love for Victoria Park

As summer approaches, things are changing – for the better and to spread community love! In recognitionof Canada’s 150th, the city of Kingston has taken part in the TD Common Ground Project flagship project of revitalizing Victoria Park, to help bring the community together.

Centrally located in proximity of our downtown core, Victoria Park holds a dear spot for many Kingstonians including myself. In the summer months, leagues are seen playing ball, students slacklining, evening barbecues, kids splashing around and students enjoying the sunshine. In the winter months, get your skates on as a community rink is installed and residents can be seen playing a good old game of hockey.



Residents are fortunate to have access to green space within Kingston, which sometimes is a rarity in other cities. As my adoptive hometown and a graduate of Queen’s University, the ever so popular Victoria Park was my getaway for four years and still remains as I reside in a nearby neighbourhood.

The Revitalization

With a new season coming upon us, mother nature welcomes us with bright blue skies and Victoria Park will soon be reawakened from a slumber with this wonderful TD Common Ground Project to help foster a better and improved community space. Kington thrives on creativity and the enhancement of Victoria Park will be greatly noticed especially with its vision for upgrades.


The City of Kingston stated that the planned upgrades thanks to TD’s contribution will create a modern yet more inviting space but also preserve the historic character of the well-loved park.


Get ready for summer fun as new additions will include replacement of active recreational courts, urban water features with renewal process, designated picnic/bbq zones and my overall favourite – new trees will be planted to help with the beautification of the park and support the diversification of the existing mature tree canopy. More greenery all around!

Are you excited? I am looking forward to seeing this project come together, and how the community will embrace the revitalized space.

To learn more about the Victoria Park project, please visit:

TD Common Ground Project


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