Sydenham Ward

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Historic Homes along King Street
Country Canada
Province Ontario
City Kingston, Ontario
Population 2,965
Timezone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)
Postal code K7L
Area code 613

Sydenham (commonly referred to as Sydenham Ward) is a neighbourhood located in downtown Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The Sydenham district for census purposes is bounded by Lake Ontario to the south and east, by Princess Street to the north and Barrie Street to the west.[1] These boundaries do not coincide with the Sydenham Ward boundaries for city councillor elections as they include parts of the downtown main street.

The average family income for the area is $85,636 [2] which is considerably higher than the city average. This is attributable to the neighbourhoods proximity to Queen's University. The Sydenham neighbourhood has a mix of business and retail uses on its east and north sides as it approaches Princess Street, which is Kingston's primary downtown business district. The majority of the neighbourhood however is a mix of permanent homes and rental accommodations for students. Many of Kingston's historic limestone structures can be found in the Sydenham neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood is home to Empire Life Financial's Canadian Headquarters at King & Johnson Streets and is one of Kingston's largest employers with 550 full-time employees.


  • Delta Hotel Kingston-Waterfront
  • Holiday Inn Kingston-Waterfront
  • Confederation Place Hotel (formerly Howard Johnson)
  • Four Points by Sheraton Kingston
  • Residence Inn by Marriott


  • Aqua Terra
  • Atomica
  • Brandees
  • Cambodian Village
  • Casa Domenico
  • Curry Original
  • Foorno La Trattoria
  • Frankie Pestos
  • Le Chien Noir
  • Lone Star
  • Pan Chancho Cafe
  • Chez Piggy
  • Milestones Grill and Bar
  • Olivea
  • Raging Bull Chop House
  • Sotto Sopra Ristorante
  • Tir Nan Og
  • White Mountain Ice Cream
  • Woodenhead's

Notable attractions

Stores & Restaurants along Brock Street
  • Frontenac County Courthouse
  • Kingston City Hall
  • Murney Tower
  • Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
  • Pump House Steam Museum
  • Flora McDonald Confederation Basin
  • Springer Market Square
  • Kingston City Hall
  • Tourism & Visitors Centre (old Grand Trunk Railway Station)
  • Kingston Yacht Club - KYC
  • St. George's Cathedral
  • St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Kingston Main Post Office
  • Musiikki Cafe, Live Music Venue, and Whiskey Bar
  • Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library - Central Branch


  • Sydenham Public School
  • Ecole Cathedrale


  1. [1] Kingston Economic Development Corporation Neighbourhood Profiles
  2. [2] City of Kingston Neighbourhood Info Datasheets
  • ___________. "Chronology of Old Sydenham Ward, Kingston" unpublished report for the City of Kingston and Bray Heritage 2009.

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