The Spire: A Beacon Reimagined

Join us on Oct 21 as we join in the celebration of the installation of an elevator, making the building at 82 Sydenham st fully accessible and ready to open its doors as The Spire, a Community Hub, in the heart of Old Sydenham Heritage Conservation District.


Noon to 5:30
Tour The Spire; enjoy refreshments while you peruse displays on heritage & history, music & theatre, and learn about the occupants of The Spire.

1:00 – 1:30
The Cantabile Primary Choir will hold an open rehearsal in the sanctuary, for members of the public to enjoy.

1:15 PM
Access4All Ribbon Cutting, with special guest Andrea Andrecyk, Ambassador for the Rick Hansen Foundation

2:00 PM
Ken Greenberg, renowned urban planner, presents his vision for revitalizing old city spaces and vibrant “urban villages”.
Read about Ken in the Globe and Mail
Performances by the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston Men & Women’s Chorus & The Kingston Choral Society

4:00 PM
Kingston Canadian Film Festival presents Kingston Live

We hope you can join us in celebrating this vital new community hub!


Open Rehearsal ages 8-9


We invite you to join us for our September Open Rehearsal for our JUNIOR CHOIR (ages 8 & 9), on Fri Sept 22 – 4:15 to 5:30.  Do some singing, learn about Cantabile and if interested do a quick and friendly audition for membership in the 17/18 season.  Please join us at The Spire, Sydenham St United Church 82 Sydenham St.

There is no appointment needed, just arrive before the rehearsal begins. We’ll be there to say hello, and answer any questions. For more information, email