PVI Construction Update February 2024: Use of Phillips Street Entrance

Effective February 12, 2024, Sisters, PVI staff and Motherhouse deliveries will begin using the Phillips Street entrance, located at the very east end of Phillips Street, to access the PVI property. This adjustment is necessary as a portion of the Princess Street entrance will be closed to the back of the property due to ongoing site work for the new Providence Manor building. We anticipate this change will be in effect until late spring/early summer.

This closure is part of the continued site work for Providence Care’s new Providence Manor long-term care home, extending site services north along the new Foundation Way, eventually connecting to Princess Street. Please note Providence Motherhouse visitors will continue to use the main entrance and driveway off of Princess Street for the time being.

Civil work continues on the Providence Village property in preparation for the future long-term care home. Excavation and trenching work will begin next week to allow the installation of site services from Princess Street to the location of the new long-term care home on site. This work will close Foundation Way and stop all vehicle and parking access to the rear (South) of the Motherhouse.

The permanent entrance for Providence Care’s new hospice residence will continue to be accessed via Phillips Street, with the official address being 152 Phillips Street. The City of Kingston has approved the use of Phillips Street both temporarily for access to the site, and permanently for the hospice residence. Access to the rest of the Providence Village site, the Motherhouse and Providence Care’s, Providence Manor long-term care home redevelopment will revert to the main entrance at 1200 Princess Street once the work is complete.

We understand that these changes may impact the traffic along Phillips Street. We have communicated with all PVI vendors, staff and Sisters to be mindful that in order to access the Phillips Street entrance, they will be driving through a residential area, passing by a school and daycare. We have emphasized the importance of driving carefully, respecting the speed limit, and refraining from parking on Phillips Street or obstructing any properties. We want to assure all interested parties that we are taking all necessary measures to minimize any inconvenience to our neighbours.

If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at info@providencevillage.ca.