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.

The Spire at the Sydenham Street United Churchin-person Doors Open Kingston

  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
The Spire at the Sydenham Street United Church

For generations, The Spire's distinctive needle has been a beacon on the Kingston skyline. This large neo-Gothic church, with its majestic performance hall/sanctuary, is a premier concert venue and community hub. Learn about the community groups who call this place home, share in some engaging stories, and learn about secret spaces from the past to the present.

Contact info

82 Sydenham Street
Kingston, Ontario
E-mail: sydenham@kos.net


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

Dates/hours open

Sep 24, 10:00am - Sep 24, 04:00pm

Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours on the hour and half-hour from the Sydenham Street entrance