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The Spire Doors Open Kingston

The Spire

The Spire is a landmark in downtown Kingston, a vibrant community hub for more than 20 arts and not-for-profit groups. People have gathered here for generations to work, sing, create, provide self-help, find safe harbour, workshop, learn and develop community connections. Visit this beautiful neo-Gothic church, built in 1852, with its rainbow flag, a beacon of hope. Experience the magnificent heritage sanctuary, a popular performance hall for choral music. Learn about the many community groups who call this place home, share in some engaging stories, and learn about secret spaces from the past to the present. Visit the site virtually or book your in-person tour here!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

82 Sydenham Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-542-9616


Year built: 1852
Architect: William Coverdale (1852); Colin Drever (1885); Bruce Downey (2017)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 25, 2021
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Spire 82 Sydenham Street