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 during the summer of 2022 made Alexandra Hall our first fully accessible residence.
King’s by 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:
2 large halls
1 dance studio
|Maximum room seating (rooms vary)||400*|
|Maximum seating for dining guests||300 (Prince Hall)
|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)
|Maximum Chapel occupants||120|
|Maximum Theatre occupants||200|
* One- and two-way video streaming allows us to accommodate much larger numbers. Please call.