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16 December 2009

1887 – Ministry of Finance, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Eugène-Etienne Tache Originally built as a courthouse, and was restored again from 1983 to 1987. Since then it has been Québec’s Ministry of Justice. The architect of the exterior was Eugène-Etienne Tache,...

16 December 2009

1973 – Provincial Law Courts, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Arthur Erickson The seven-storey Law Courts building is organized into four major components: public space, courtrooms, judges’ chambers and administrative and support facilities. Major public spaces include the main floor Great Hall...

14 December 2009

1971 – Palais de Justice, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: David & Boulva The Palais de justice de Montréal, located in the Old Montreal historic district, is a stronglymodernist structure. The black metal and granite building is adjacent to the Champ de...

14 December 2009

1926 – Ernest-Cormier Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Ernest Cormier The columned neoclassical building erected in 1926 as the city’s main criminal court is today the home of the Quebec Court of Appeal. Its massive bronze doors are richly carved...

10 December 2009

1940 – Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Ernest Cormier The Supreme Court building was designed by Ernest Cormier, the Montréal architect who also designed the Quebec Court of Appeal building, the Government Printing Bureau in Gatineau and the University...

10 December 2009

1910 – Courthouse, Kenora, Ontario

Architect: Frank R. Heakes Solid local and regional courthouse in an institutionalised version of Edwardian. Not particularly interesting if not for the unusual central tower. Designed by Frank Heakes, who was chief architect...

30 November 2009

1905 – Bournemouth Municipal Buildings, Hampshire

Architect: F.W. Lacey & C.E. Mallows

25 November 2009

1868 – Palais de Justice, Paris

Architects: Joseph L. Duc & Honoré Daumet Part of the much larger Conciergerie complex, this extension of the Palais de Justice was built between 1857-68. It faces a small tree filled square –...

24 November 2009

1843 – Palais de Justice, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

The Palais de Justice is one of two important buildings on the semicircular Place Jean Jaurès – the other is the Hôtel de Ville designed by Victor Laloux. This Beaux Arts influenced building...