Palais de Justice

Palais de Justice, Montreal

Palais de Justice
3.5
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
This courthouse in Old Montreal is an impressive example of architecture from centuries past.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialised Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.

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futtock21
London, UK10,957 contributions
Montreal’s main courthouse
Jul. 2019 • Solo
This is the third courthouse to have been built in Rue Notre Dame, the second dating from 1922 just across the road is the Quebec Cour d’Appel or Court of Appeal. It was completed in 1971 in what is described as an ‘international’ style meaning in my book ‘bland’ ‘could be anywhere’. Its architects Boulva and David were also responsible for 500 Place D’Armes, the Theatre Maisonneuve, the Dow Planetarium, as well as three metro stations. It houses the Cour du Quebec a criminal and civil court of first instance as well as the Cour Superieur which deals with all other cases and to which are appointed 157 trial judges. Outside sits the Allegrocube sculpture by Charles Daudelin.
Written 27 July 2019
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Joseph F
Montreal, Canada26 contributions
Justice for All
May 2018
A very modern courthouse, well secured and busy. A nice place to visit for educational purposes. Avoid booking a room, none available (haha), just joking.
Written 23 June 2018
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Brian K
Abbotsford, Canada1,297 contributions
Interesting history
Dec. 2017 • Couples
This old courthouse is steeped in history, the architecture is second to none. While in the area make sure to take in the rest of the sights. Worth braving the cold for.
Written 27 December 2017
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA9,548 contributions
An example of the architecture in Old Montreal
Jun. 2017 • Couples
An architecturally interesting building in Old Montreal, near a number of attractions including Basilica de Notre-Dame.

No tours. Just enjoy the view.
Written 18 July 2017
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Matthew G
Indianapolis, IN400 contributions
Beautiful Grounds
Aug. 2016 • Couples
Located in Old Montreal, it's a great landmark with wonderful grounds. We didn't tour the building, but marveled at it every day.
Written 9 September 2016
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sylvia k
Montreal, Canada35 contributions
It's acquired taste
Sep. 2016 • Solo
You either love or hate Palais de Justice. The facade is too colourful for my taste...more suited for a vanguard museum? Saving grace is
It hosts restaurants, local art galleries, all kinds of clinics, conference facilities, access to public transportation, etc..
Really, depends what you are looking for... Conference? Perfect because it's close to many posh hotels😉
Sylvia K
Written 7 September 2016
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,283 contributions
Imposing building on the brutalist side
Jul. 2016 • Family
Modernist building a bit on the brutalist side. You'll be passing by as you walk around Old Montreal and it is a bit of an anomaly among the older architectural styles. Easy to pass by with all the other more interesting buildings to see.
Written 19 July 2016
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Andre E
Shawinigan, Canada239 contributions
low vibration place ..body searches soon..babylon mindset..lol
Aug. 2015 • Solo
the cafeteria, run by Cafe Vienne is like an overpriced Sercond Cup with Soups and stuff ..but still you can eat there for $12 at Noon..good washrooms too..Civil, Divorce, Bankruptcy, Small Claims Court suits on ground Floor (Notre Dame lower Entrance, Criminal Cashiers and Clerks on 3rd Floor (st Antoine Entrance)....law ;library on top floor has great views of the St Lawrence but limited to Lyers and Judges...lol
Written 26 April 2016
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Jackie O
Montreal, Canada75 contributions
Beautiful architecture.
it. is a very nice building and the city must be proud about it. Location is wonderful and the location is exciting mostly for tourists in Old Montreal.
White collars working in the surroundings have plenty of restaurants at different level prices.
Written 8 June 2013
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Dr_B_Maitra
Kolkata (Calcutta), India590 contributions
Concrete Tower
May 2013 • Couples
A black concrete and granite structure without any design in the Old Town surrounded by Heritage buildings is truly an eyesore. And they call it a Palace? What a joke!
Written 12 May 2013
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  • Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


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