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Kingston City Hall

216 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3, Canada
(613) 546-4291, ext 1520
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Impressive Building

The City Hall in Kingston is an impressive building and you cannot miss it when in Kingston. This... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ask to go down to see the jail cells

City Hall is so central to a tourist experience of Kingston but also great for locals to get in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rysia A
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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
(613) 546-4291, ext 1520
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The City Hall in Kingston is an impressive building and you cannot miss it when in Kingston. This is the seat of the local government of Kingston. It is worth visiting.

Reviewed 1 week ago

City Hall is so central to a tourist experience of Kingston but also great for locals to get in touch with their own political histories. Admission is free and you can walk through on your own. Pay attention to the little stickers beside portraits of...More

Thank Rysia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kingston is a very nice town well worth a visit, the city hall really forms the focal point with its waterfront location, The people seemed genuinely pleased to see visitors, very much a small lively attractive community.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It really feels the place for the people in which you can even walk by the mayor's office. The memorial hall is simply and solemn, you can easily feel the true respect for those who died in the war. The staff here are extremely friendly....More

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

is by the waterfront, so you can no miss it, a lot of opportunity for pictures and relax, I believe you can go inside ,we don't went

Thank Ana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are ever in Kingston Ontario this is a must visit. Volunteers will give you a guided tour and answer all your questions.

Thank BigguyKingston
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful building by the waterfront in Kingston. It really stands out. The fountain across the street really makes for a beautiful photo with the City Hall in behind. There is also a wonderful market behind City Hall on Saturdays.

Thank Belle T
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Some nice stained glass windows and paintings. The outside of the building is good to look at the architecture is brilliant. There is a museum in the basement which still has the old police cells.

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 9 April 2017

In April most attractions were closed but we did enjoy walking around the city. We made the city and the Information office our stop and they guided us to historical sites. We walked the city for about two hours.

Thank 24thIDTraveller
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice old building. Nice spot to sit and people watch with a coffee. Never been inside but I suspect it matches the exterior.

Thank Todd H
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