About the Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning

About the Tett:

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

The Tett Centre is a charitable arts organization, operating in the beautiful JK Tett heritage building 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 Morton Brewery and Distillery Company, which was built in the mid-19th century. Learn more the history of The Tett Centre site.

The Tett Centre is home to nine arts organizations (one of them being the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning itself), eight Creativity Studio Artists, and a variety of rental spaces, including the Malting Tower, Rehearsal Hall, Tett Gallery and Activity Room. We are also home to the fully licensed Juniper Café, with a waterfront patio and stunning views of Lake Ontario. Find out about our tenant organizations and Juniper Café here.

Together with our resident arts organizations, The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is part of an arts hub that also includes the Queen’s University world class performing arts facility, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. If you are visiting Kingston, The Tett Centre offers many opportunities to immerse yourself in Canadian arts: classes, workshops, exhibitions, open house events. Find information about upcoming events here. 

The Tett contributes to a vibrant arts community in Kingston by fostering collaboration among the tenant groups and with Queen's University, the Kingston community and beyond. The fully accessible Tett Centre engages and supports artists of all disciplines and levels of expertise. Learn more about the mandate of The Tett Centre.



370 King Street West, Kingston, ON, K7L 2X4

Suite 309 (for mail to MAIN OFFICE)

Suite 111 (to visit MAIN OFFICE in person)

Main Phone: (343) 266-0009


Building Hours:

  • Monday–Saturday: 8AM–9PM

  • Sunday: 9AM–5PM 

Please note that the Tett Centre will be closed for the holidays December 23–January 3, 2023.

Office Hours:

  • Monday–Friday: 9:30AM–4:30PM



Tett Centre Staff are located in the Main Office, 1st Floor Room 111  (Lake Level).


Brianne Franklin, Director: director@tettcentre.org xt 3090

Jung-Ah Kim, Program and Communications Coordinator: arts@tettcentre.org xt 3091

Susanna Gordon, Rentals Coordinator: rentals@tettcentre.org xt 3091

Brandon Elderhorst, Facility Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator: info@tettcentre.org

Jake Torrie, Outreach and Development Coordinator: outreach@tettcentre.org

General inquiries: info@tettcentre.org

To Rent at the Tett: Please fill out a rental request by clicking here or email rentals@tettcentre.org

Volunteer inquiries: info@tettcentre.org