The PumpHouse has been ranked as one of the best remaining examples of industrial heritage in Kingston. In Feb. 2018, scaffolding was erected on the exterior of the PumpHouse chimney in order to complete a condition assessment. The assessment of the facility's historic chimney is a necessary step in ensuring the preservation of this important piece of Kingston's built and cultural heritage.

This work will be undertaken by Roney Engineering, Santin Masonry and Art Engineering in consultation with the City's Cultural Services and Facilities, Maintenance and Construction Services departments.

Project details

Start date: February 2018
Projected end date: Spring 2019
Status: Active

Latest updates

  • April 6, 2019 – The PumpHouse opens for the season.
  • February 27, 2019 – The final phase of the 2-year process to repoint the PumpHouse chimney is well underway. Work crews will remain on site until early March 2019 to finalize this work and to complete cleanup of the project.
  • April 20, 2018 – The preliminary assessment of the PumpHouse chimney and the resulting first phase of chimney repointing is now completed. Work crews and lift will remain onsite until fall 2018 to complete additional masonry work.
  • Feb. 22, 2018 – Neighbours of the PumpHouse were notified by letter that a condition assessment of the chimney was set to begin.

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