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City Hall 07329 copy.jpg
05-Jul-2011 Michael Parkinson 2011

City Hall 07329 copy.jpg

Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a UNESCO World Heritage Destination view map

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.
Images of the market may be seen here:

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billy webb05-May-2013 17:11
Great shot!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)30-Jul-2011 19:15
Excellent work. Vote
Jola Dziubinska28-Jul-2011 00:27
Fantastic! V.
Dawn McKenzie-Wykes10-Jul-2011 21:36
Grand building... excellent notes.
LynnH10-Jul-2011 18:07
This is so awesome!! V
Brenda09-Jul-2011 10:23
Yvonne09-Jul-2011 04:49
A lovely looking building in a very nice setting - thanks for the historic details!
Walter O. Koenig08-Jul-2011 21:32
Very nice buliding. I especially like the tower. Great tones and details.
Janice Dunn08-Jul-2011 21:24
Michael, you had a busy day out photographing all these buildings for us to see. And thank you for your historical notes too.
This is certainly eye-catching
maggie_falconi08-Jul-2011 21:07
Beautiful Building and capture! V
J. Scott Coile08-Jul-2011 20:55
WOnderful public space.
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