The Spire Capital and Development Fund

Jul 14, 2017

“Welcome to a new endowment to support a notable Kingston landmark and community hub – the Sydenham Street United Church building – now known as The Spire.

We are pleased to welcome The Spire Capital and Development Fund to our family of endowment funds.

For over 160 years the magnificent church building at 82 Sydenham St. has been a notable fixture on the Kingston landscape.  Now known as The Spire, it has evolved to a place supporting a wide constituency of groups within the community – beyond its traditional role as a place of worship. Each week, approximately 1,000 to 1,200 people visit the space to partake in the variety of activities offered there. The building is an integral venue for about 20 non-profit organizations such as the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, self-help groups and many more.

Friends of The Spire Inc.—is an Ontario registered not-for-profit corporation formed to support this heritage building for continued community use.

Friends of the Spire Inc. have embarked on a $1.7 million fundraising campaign to complete needed capital renovations to make the building fully accessible and accommodate increased community usage, as well as build an endowment fund at the Community Foundation to sustain the long-term maintenance and capital improvements of this historic building so it can continue to serve as a community hub.

For more information about this new community hub contact Bruce Hutchinson at

To make a donation to The Spire Capital and Development Fund, click the link below:



275 Ontario Street Suite #100
Kingston, ON K7K 2X5
Phone: 613.546.9696
Fax: 613.531.9238