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“Self-tour”
Review of Kingston City Hall

Kingston City Hall
Ranked #7 of 96 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Self-tour”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Ornate and beautiful but full of history. We took the self-guided tour and enjoyed learning about it's history. The stain glass windows that depicted scenes from the first world war were astounding, they were located in what was originally the town hall.

Visited May 2014
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Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“History Stop”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Full of history, architectural features are wonderful. A tour of City Hall is made extra special when the Farmers Market is open ib the rear parking lot.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Interesting Building”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Everyone should see the stained glass windows in the Memorial Hall of this City Hall, worth the trip.

Visited March 2014
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Nova Scotia
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kingston's Old City Hall”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Had a very knowledgeable tour guide, who enjoyed the history associated with the historic building. From tales of the jail cell, the ghost stories around executed prisoners to the not so modern ice plant providing the outdoor skating.

Visited October 2013
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kingston, ontario
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110 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful old building”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Historical well kept and worth just walking into and around.Centrally located by the water front and if you are a tourist and doing a walking tour of Kingston pop in. Their is a friendly receptionist in the lobby who will answer questions etc. Worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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