Our Stories

What’s New in “Our Stories”?

Dana Ruprecht and Siobhan McMahon

In 2021, two storytellers worked at The Spire/Sydenham Street United Church creating a new way for the public to experience and learn about the heritage building and the people and programs that gather here in this community hub. . Funded by the City of Kingston Heritage Fund and supported by Friends of The Spire, Dana Ruprecht and Siobhan McMahon created a virtual tour of The Spire, in particular the glorious heritage exterior and interior spaces. Their work showcases the lovely building and demonstrates how effectively and delightfully the community and tenants are using the many beautiful, versatile, and welcoming spaces of The Spire in the 21st century.

You can view their wonderful video highlighting the stories of The Spire. You can also view The Spire instagram site .

The special grace of this large community building endures.

And all around, skilled trades people have installed new windows and resurfaced the roof; gardeners are planting, weeding and harvesting in the front yard; and daily life continues as limited by the global pandemic. The grace of the large community building The Spire at 82 Sydenham Street endures. 

The Mayor of Kingston, describing the City of Kingston Heritage Fund, provides a look at the storytellers project and others, in this video:

Updated 2022 09 16