In 1843 the architect George Browne was commissioned to design a town hall in keeping with Kingston's status as a provincial capital. This building, one of the most ambitious examples of nineteenth century Canadian municipal architecture, was completed in 1844 at a cost of 20000 pounds. It housed the municipal offices, the council chambers, and the town market, and also contained shops, other offices and a saloon. A fire in 1865 destroyed the rear wing. The portico removed in 1958, was rebuilt in 1966 by the City with help from the federal government.
Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada
Behind City Hall on Market Square may be found the open air Kingston Farmers Market, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. It is Canada'a oldest continuously run market opening, in 1801 and predating Toronto's St Lawrence Market by two years.
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