While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Secret Garden Inn at Argyle Place, Thein-person Doors Open Kingston - Part 1


  • In-person
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
Secret Garden Inn at Argyle Place, The

This Victorian home was built in 1888 by Scotsman John McKay, a fur and leather merchant, with a tower typical of the period as well as noteworthy terracotta panels with interesting designs. Now a boutique hotel (and a member of the Historic Inns of Kingston), the property was recently renovated inside and out – including the gardens. The house contains original stained glass from 1888, which is the inspiration for the inn’s logo. The finial is also original and is now finished in gold leaf. Note: Register for a tour here.

Contact info

73 Sydenham Street
Kingston, Ontario
E-mail: info@thesecretgardeninn.com


Year built: 1888
Building type:AttractionCommercialHistorical landmarkHistorical house
Architectural style:Victorian

Dates/hours open

Sep 26, 11:00am - Sep 26, 03:00pm

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.