"Brewers, Bakers and Boilermakers: Walking Tour of Ontario Street South"


Picture of Kingston's dry dock in the 1800s with a backdrop of what it looks like today
A man and woman standing next to a pump
The Hardy Building
Ontario Street Walking Tours begin and end at the PumpHouse

Based on the popular 2019 exhibition Ontario Street: Brewers, Bakers & Boilermakers, this 60-minute guided walking tour delves into the amazing history of Ontario Street, a space that helped define and form Kingston as a city. During this small group tour of 15 persons maximum, guests will hear exciting stories about intriguing and impressive people, fires, explosions, industry, transportation, archaeology, everyday vices and much more. Participants will travel along the southern half of Ontario Street, walking from the PumpHouse to City Hall along Ontario Street and the waterfront.

Price: $5 + HST per person

Tour Times:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Duration: 60 minutes

What Guests Need to Know: Tickets must be purchased prior to arrival as this will be a time-ticketed experience with limited tickets available. Guests are encouraged to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their booked tour time.

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Tours will run outside rain or shine; participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Walking tours will be cancelled and rescheduled in the case of significant inclement weather. More information on PumpHouse’s cancellation and refund policy can be found HERE.

PumpHouse Museum is located at 23 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario