ERA Architects

La Cour d’appel du Québec (Quebec Court of Appeals)

This monumental building in Old Montreal, completed in 1926, was designed by Ernest Cormier, Louis-Auguste Amos, and Charles J. Saxe. Cormier, known for his fine design work and decidedly modern approach to architecture, also designed l’Université de Montréal; St. Michael’s College School, Toronto; the Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa; and Cormier House, which served fo several years as the Montreal home of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

The Cour d’appel du Québec is a late and particularly modern take on Beaux-Arts neoclassicism, and is notable for its giant order columns along Notre-Dame Street, its semi-circular entrance porch, its projecting cornice, and its fine stone masonry.

ERA and Kubanek Architecte are proud to be overseeing heritage conservation work in the interior entrance hall, including repair and restoration of travertine and marble finishes.