The Spire: Modernizing Kingston's historic community hub

Episode 63:
The vitality of Kingston's music economy is owed, in part, to the city's numerous live music venues. A stand-out among them is The Spire: a multi-purpose event venue operating in the 200-year-old, heritage-designated Sydenham Street United Church in downtown Kingston. In this episode, hosts Ange and Johnny tour this sacred structure with The Spire's General Manager, Sam MacLeod, to understand the site's history as a circus grounds and religious sanctuary through to its transformation into an inclusive and vibrant arts and community hub, and innovative, 750-seat live music venue featuring some of the richest and most unique acoustics in Kingston.

Chapters:
00:02:50 A dynamic, inclusive arts and community space
00:06:27 A brief history of The Spire
00:09:53 Song: Losing You by Stucco (recorded live at The Spire)
00:14:13 The uniqueness of The Spire as a live music venue
00:19:32 What's next for The Spire
00:24:05 Connection, community, acceptance and love
00:25:31 Episode credits

Music in this episode:
Losing You by Stucco (recorded live at The Spire for the KPP at 20 compilation, released 2021)

Hosts:
Ange Stever [email protected]
Johnny Sans [email protected]

Links:
The Spire https://kingstonlive.ca/resource/1191615/view
Sydenham Street United Church http://sydenhamstreet.ca/ssuc1/
Lionhearts' The Embassy Live Music Café https://www.lionhearts.ca/the-embassy
Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Rainbow Registered program https://rainbowregistered.ca/
Kingston live music and festival listings https://kingstonlive.ca/
Soundwise http://soundwise.audio
In this Video Resource(s) Kingston Live, The Spire

Video Credits

Produced by: SoundWise
Posted: Jan. 11, 2024

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