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The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (J.K. Tett building) is located on Lake Ontario's waterfront in Kingston, Ontario. This historic building is owned by the City of Kingston and was fully renovated in 2015. It originally formed part of the 19th C. Morton Brewery and Distillery Company and it is now a part of the Kingston's arts hub, housing nine art organizations, eight Creativity Studios, and a waterfront cafe. The Tett Centre provides four rental spaces, including the spacious Malting Tower with its limestone walls, high ceiling, bright windows and breath-taking view of the lake.

A portion of each rental of the venue spaces goes towards our Not for profit charity's community arts programming such as our free Kids Creativity Club. For more information about our community arts programming, please visit our website at

Facilities and capacity

Old world charm meets contemporary design at the Tett Centre. The 16,000 sq. ft. Malting Tower is equipped with a modern kitchen, furniture, coatroom, gas-operated fireplace, automatic blinds, a podium and a projector and screen. The room has the capacity to seat 100 guests in a round table setting, 120 seated theatre-style, and a standing reception for 150. The Tett Centre is a fully accessible building.

Services offered

A friendly Tett staff member will attend to your rental needs, including setting up the Tett furniture according to different floor plans, adjusting the lighting and fireplace, and for operating rented Tett audio-visual equipment. They will help regulate traffic, enforce public safety policies, and ensure that emergency procedures are followed.

The Tett Centre also provides services for anniversaries and vow renewals, birthday parties, reunions, and more!


Renters at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning have the convenient option of directly hiring a licensed caterer of their choice. The Tett can provide a list of Preferred Caterers who are favoured based on their food quality, customer service standards, reliability, professionalism, and reputation. The list of Preferred Caterers can be found under Catering at The Tett on our website.

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There are four rental spaces in the Tett Centre, including the Malting Tower, the Rehearsal Hall, the Tett Gallery and the Activity Room.

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Wheelchair access

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The Tett Centre is a great venue! We rented the Malting Tower for our wedding and it is gorgeous! The limestone walls and fireplace really make the room elegant! Everyone was super accommodating while we planned our wedding!
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