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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Exploring Ontario Street: Curator Tour Outside the Museum Walls

History & heritage Museum Storytelling Tour
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PumpHouse, 23 Ontario Street, Kingston ON K7L 2Y2

Kingston, ON

Directions: Meeting place: Front lawn of the PumpHouse (23 Ontario Street, Kingston ON K7L 2Y2).



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.

All service animals are welcome.


Explore the history of Ontario Street, a space that helped shape Kingston as a city. Expect to hear exciting stories about people, fire, explosions, industry, transportation, archaeology, everyday vices and much, much more.



City of Kingston Cultural Services

Located in the heart of downtown Kingston, the PumpHouse is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for entertainment and enrichment. Our historic building is Kingston’s first waterworks, providing fresh pumped water to the community – the original pumps can still be seen. We have many events, programs and exhibits to capture your imagination.

The Museum offers learning events throughout the season for museum-goers of all ages: drop-in programming for families, tours and special events for school and camp groups, lectures and programs for adults, and a number of free days, when the museum is accessible to all.

The PumpHouse’s 2019 exhibition, “Ontario Street: Brewers, Bakers and Boilermakers – 1830-1970” focuses on a period when the workers, entrepreneurs and residents of Ontario Street on the Lake Ontario waterfront represented the changing face of Kingston.


Amy Paauw

613-546-4291 ext. 1309