Hidden Gems

Now & Then Hidden Gem: Springer Market Square

For over 200 years the site of Springer Market Square in Kingston, Ontario has been at the heart of the city. Whether as the gathering point for Kingston residents to celebrate Confederation in 1867 or to gather throughout the year to enjoy live concerts and festivals, the market square is the place to be!

Market Square was laid out as part of the original town plan in 1784. It was the focal point for the local trade in foodstuffs and fuel, all the consumables that supported day to day life in early Kingston.

Today you can enjoy delicous local produce and baked goods throughout the summer at the biweekly Farmer’s Market, and search for treasures from the past at the weekly Antique Market.


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Sunday Market

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In the winter, the square is transformed into a skating rink where you can skate free of charge. Check out what’s happening with the live webcam!

Market Square Rink

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The Market Square is just the start of your adventure. Kingston is surrounded by historic towns, and gorgeous waterfronts. For more about how to enjoy the Great Waterway click here.

Have you visited Kingston’s Springer Market Square? What is your favourite memory?

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