Why would I be mentioning King Penitentiary? I often walk past it on my way down to Portsmouth Village and usually there is line of vehicles parked in front of the King Street entrance. Visitors. It is a rather depressing sight actually. I often wonder who they are visiting. Kingston Penitentiary is home to some of Canada’s most vicious criminals including Paul Bernardo and Clifford Olson (formerly). Today the distinctive smell of marijuana floated around the line of waiting vehicles. “Man” I thought “If I had to go into that place as a visitor, I would probably want to get high as well”.
The other rather interesting item regarding King Pen is that the land values surrounding it are some of the highest in Kingston.