The University of King’s College is the oldest English-speaking university in Canada. Its stately Halifax Campus, modelled on the historic Windsor Campus, was designed by famed architect Andrew Cobb. The library was designed by Roy Willwerth. It opened in 1991 and won the first City of Halifax Design Award.

The New Academic Building, which contains the campuses’ two modern lecture theatres, opened in 2001.

Renovations in the summer of 2022 made parts of Alexandra Hall fully accessible, marking it as our first residence with such accommodations.


King’s by the numbers

Founding year of the University of King’s College 1789
Completion year for King’s heritage architecture. (Designed by Andrew R. Cobb) 1928
Number of available venue rooms 25 rooms:
3 common
3 lecture
4 committee
2 large halls
1 dance studio
10 classrooms
1 theatre
1 cardio
Maximum room seating (rooms vary) 400*
Maximum seating for dining guests 300 (Prince Hall)
450 (Gym)
Total parking on campus 20
Total parking near campus 100 (with notice, courtesy of NRC and Armbrae Academy)
Maximum campus accommodation 171 rooms
247 beds (with overflow possibilities)
Closest hotel (Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites) 1.4 km
(19 min. walk)
Distance to Halifax’s downtown core (Sackville St. and Brunswick St.) 1.9 km
(24 min. walk)
Gymnasium floor area 6,600 sq. ft.
Sprung dance floor area (includes sound system and AV) 2,500 sq. ft.
Maximum Gymnasium occupants 150 (athletics)
550 (reception)
Maximum Chapel occupants 120
Maximum Theatre occupants 200

* One- and two-way video streaming allows us to accommodate much larger numbers. Please call.