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Art Centre key stop on new trolley service

Tom Harris, Queen's Vice-Principal (Advancement), is joined by Janet M. Brooke, Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and Rob Carnegie , Director, Tourism Marketing and Development for Tourism Kingston, while welcoming Michael Chan, Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and local MPP John Gerretsen to the Art Centre earlier this week.

Kingston tourists and residents have a new way of getting to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre this summer thanks to the city’s first Step-On/Step-Of Tour Trolley Service.

“It’s a pleasure to see this service become a reality,” says Janet M. Brooke, Director of the Art Centre. “Tourists and residents now have a wonderful opportunity to combine their exploration of the city’s history with visits to several cultural sites including the Art Centre.”

The tour trolley, operated by Tourism Kingston and the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, will offer optional drop-off/pick-up locations including the Art Centre, Fort Henry National Historic Site, Bellevue House National Historic Museum, and Canada’s Penitentiary Museum. Participants can get off the trolley and explore a specific location before boarding the trolley and continuing on the tour.

Michael Chan, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, participated in the inaugural tour on Tuesday, June 19 along with Kingston and the Islands MPP John Gerretsen. Ms Brooke and Tom Harris, Vice-Principal (Advancement), welcomed the delegation to the Art Centre. Pat Sullivan, Art Centre Public Programs Officer, toured the group through the Art Centre’s exhibitions.

Tickets for the service are available for purchase at the Kingston Visitor Information Centre or online.

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