Kingston Penitentiary tours to continue after breakout year
2016 tours brought in $5M, city says
Tours of the former Kingston Penitentiary will continue next year, after a "highly successful" 2016 season, the City of Kingston announced.
The prison shut down in September 2013, after nearly 180 years in operation. Some of Canada's most infamous inmates were incarcerated at the Kingston Pen, including murderer and rapist Paul Bernardo and child killer Clifford Olson.
The City of Kingston will continue its partnership with Correctional Service of Canada and the St. Lawrence Parks Commission to deliver the tours. The 2016 tours "produced a regional economic impact of approximately $5 million," according to the city.