BACKGROUND

55 Ontario Street is located immediately south of Downtown Kingston, and fronts onto Lake Ontario. The property is home to designated cultural heritage resources which include the Kingston Dry Dock and Pump House. The Pump House Complex is made up of a series of buildings constructed between 1892 and the 1980s, including the original pump house (1892), machine shop (1915), paint house (1918) and pipe-bending shop (1942). The site was owned by the Government of Canada for many years, and was most recently leased to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, which has since moved. The site is currently unused and has been in varying states of decay for a number of years under previous ownership.

The property is bounded by Lake Ontario to the east and south, Navy Memorial Park and a 5-storey residential building at 33 Ontario Street to the west, and a 5-storey residential property at 20 Gore Street to the north.

55 Ontario Street was acquired in Spring of 2016 by Patry Inc. Developments to redevelop and revitalize the site for residential use. Patry Inc. is a family-owned business that is focused on the development and management of both residential and commercial properties, primarily in Kingston, Ontario. The company owns and manages approximately 500 residential units in the Kingston area, and will also be the operator of the subject site.

 

 

Figure 1: Three Patry Inc. Developments in Kingston, On.

Figure 2: Map of subject property.

Figure 3: Dry Dock, 1900

Figure 4: Pump House, 1930

Figure 5: Paint House, 1976

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