In the winter of 2017, Friends of The Spire commissioned a Halo Study report, with the full support of the Sydenham Street congregation, to determine the economic impact on the community of all the operations at The Spire for the preceding year. These operations included activities of Cantabile Choirs; Kingston Association of Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites; Kingston Canadian Film Festival; Helen Tufts Child Outreach Program; Loving Spoonful; a number of self-help groups, and of course, the work of the congregation of Sydenham Street United Church. The Halo Study report concluded that the operations at The Spire represented a value to the community of $1.7 million. The complete Halo Study is available here. (If a window doesn’t open look for it in your Downloads folder.)