The Kingston Penitentiary

About the Kingston Penitentiary

Kingston Penitentiary has become one of the city’s most popular destinations after ceasing operations and opening as a tourist attraction in 2013. The large facility, which boasts unique domed architecture, opened its doors in 1835 and was one of the world’s longest-running correctional institutions. Features include stone walls with guard towers, numerous cell blocks, high rear walls backing onto Lake Ontario, an exercise yard, dining hall and kitchen.

Ontario Film Commission Location Library

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Additional Photos Available

Additional photos are available at the Kingston Film Office Photo Library.

Contact the Kingston Film Office

Donnie MacIntyre
Director of Film and Media