Federal government unveils plan for new court complex in Old Montreal

By News Staff

The Canadian government unveiled the design of a new federal court complex being built in Old Montreal – at a cost of about $160 million.

According to a press release, the complex will include the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court of Appeal of the Court Martial of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada, and the Courts Administration Service (CAS) – starting in 2027.

Construction started recently on the empty lot at Saint-Jacques and Notre-Dame, near Place d’Armes.

“Thanks to modern, secure and accessible facilities, this new judicial complex will improve access to justice for Canadians and preserve judicial independence,” said Canadian Minister of Public Service and Procurement Jean-Yves Duclos. “Meeting high environmental standards, this project demonstrates the importance that our government places on our workers.”

Rendering of new federal courthouse in Montreal. (Courtesy: Government of Canada, X @@SPAC_PSPC)
Rendering of new federal courthouse in Montreal. (Courtesy: Government of Canada, X @SPAC_PSPC)

The federal government acquired the land in 2020 from the City of Montreal for almost $8.5 million.

It had been a parking lot since the 1960s.

Ottawa says they want to reassure the population that the building will fit into the existing architectural landscape in Old Montreal.

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