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Kingston City Hall

216 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3, Canada
+1 613-546-4291 ext. 1520
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Nice for a walk

An old building, near waterfront, with a lovely view, makes this location an ideal destination for... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Toronto, Canada
Downtown area

This is worth the visit and in winter have skating behind City hall lots of history in the area if... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Edmonton, Canada
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A prominent landmark on the Kingston waterfront since 1844, City Hall is the symbolic centre of the community's civic government and administration. Originally designed by architect George Browne when Kingston was the capital of the United Province of Canada, City Hall is one of finest 19th century buildings in Canada and a nationally designated heritage site. Learn more about Kingston City Hall's fascinating history, beautiful architecture - and about the intriguing people, events and stories associated with this national historic site. Those interested in heritage architecture will also enjoy the newly-opened Heritage Resource Centre in the Market Square wing. In 2016, free guided tours are offered weekdays from May 16 through Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed statutory holidays) and weekends from May 24 through Aug. 28. Tours begin at the main entrance of City Hall off Ontario Street.
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216 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3, Canada
Downtown Kingston
+1 613-546-4291 ext. 1520
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

An old building, near waterfront, with a lovely view, makes this location an ideal destination for an afternoon or evening walk. We were not able to visit inside the building, but the area is nice enough to engage one.

Thank Yas72
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is worth the visit and in winter have skating behind City hall lots of history in the area if staying downtown worth stopping by here.

Thank rknack2017
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Located near the waterfront; lovely old building; they offer tours or a self-guided tour; there is also a lovely park across the street from city hall

Thank Geraldine F
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The place overlooks the waterfront and reminds me of the original capital building in Annapolis, Maryland. I was there after hours so would want to go back and tour the inside as well.

Thank KateJourney
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We started the tour with low expectations, but it was very interesting. The building has morphed over its' life so the Entrance has changed, with evidence of previous entries still present on a different story of the building. The clock was built by the same...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We enjoyed our visit and took many pictures of the city hall. The architecture alone is worth the vist if you are in Kingston. Nice grounds and fountains too!

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This architectural beauty remains a piece of living history.Well worth a visit if you find yourself nearby

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We spent a wonderful evening wandering the downtown / waterfront area of Kingston. This is a beautiful building - especially nice at night.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A must do visit as the town hall is an amazing architectural building but what is hidden inside is the real reason to go. Get yourself into the basement and your in for a treat with great history to hear and see. A must do.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The City Hall is a grand building, which stands out in Kingston. the area around it was so clean and tidy. Well worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank EricEssex2014
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