Then: Stories of the Past

It’s June 1959 and The Queen will be in Kingston. So why is everyone at Sydenham Street United Church in such a tizzy of excitement? The Queen is coming to church!

It’s a long way from the quiet sanctuary of Sydenham Street United Church to a police paddy
wagon in Toronto. Alice Amelia Chown’s journey for workers rights put her into police custody in 1912.

John Counter’s dreams for his adopted home, Kingston included an enduring legacy: a large and imposing city hall, and another impressive building: Sydenham Street Methodist Church.