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Regiopolis College

Regiopolis College

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Regiopolis College

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
In front of the hospital on the south side of Sydenham Street
between Brock and Johnson streets

Coordinates: N 44 13.854 W 76 29.247


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Plaque Text

Regiopolis College, incorporated March 4, 1837, by an Act of the legislature of Upper Canada, opened in the central portion of this building. Its corner-stone was laid by the school's founder, Bishop Alexander Macdonell, on June 11, 1839. In 1866 the College was given full degree-granting powers, although these were rarely used. Financial difficulties forced its closing in 1869. In 1892 the building was acquired by the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph who opened here the Hôtel Dieu Hospital. The school reopened on King Street in 1896 and, in 1915, moved to the northern part of the city. In 1931 the diocesan clergy transferred the College to the Jesuit Order.

Related Ontario plaques
The College of Iona
The Royal Military College of Canada
Queen's University


Kingston Plaques

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> Posted November 29, 2009
my name is brendan carroll. I attended Regi just a short while {jan/65-june 65], but I did make some friends; like Fergus etc. Well that being said I was wondering if there is anyone who remembers me. e-mail is c.brendon@yahoo.com. Well I'm out of here but also I must say that I wish I had had a longer stay at Regi but that was not to be. God Bless.

> Posted September 23, 2008
I would like to see pictures from the 1966,grade ten yearbook (if this is possible). Thank you.

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