Su Sheedy

Shoreline Shuffle

Shoreline Shuffle

Photo Wayne Hiebert, puppet art by Irina Svortsova

On June 23, 2013 a public protest called the Shoreline Shuffle took place where several hundred people walked, paddled and cycled 7.7km along Kingston’s downtown shoreline to raise awareness about the need for better public access and waterfront planning in our city.This event was created by David McDonald, founder of the Water Access Group, and other organizers, Mary Farrar, myself, Irina Svortsova, and Lea Westlake. Many enthusiastic volunteers also helped shuffle the public on that day. As a result, the City of Kingston has agreed to create a comprehensive waterfront strategy in close consultation with different levels of government, user groups and community organizations. This process began in January 2014.


New Steam House Exhibit Celebrates Kingston Waterfront, Kingston Heritage/Frontenac Gazette, Mandy Marciniak, March 27, 2014.

Revisit Shoreline Shuffle at the Pump House Steam Museum, Kingston Arts Council Blog, Kingston, ON.

Dear Kingston — Art to foster change, The Kingston Whig Standard, Kamille Parkinson, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Message on the Water, The Kingston Whig Standard, Janina Enrile, June 6, 2013.


For the Pumphouse Museum Shoreline Shuffle Revisited Exhibition 2014, click here for details.