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Bruce County

Bruce County is named for James Bruce, who was the 8th Earl of Elgin and the 12th Earl of Kincardine and governor of the Province of Canada.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Manitoulin District and Geogian Bay

E – Georgian Bay and Grey County

S – Huron County

W – Lake Huron 

 

Created:  May 16, 1856 

County Seat: 

Walkerton  1856 – present

 

Courthouse – Walkerton

 

Location:  207 Cayley Street / Colborne Street

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a central entrance with concrete canopy. The first story has dark red coloured brick and the second story is yellow coloured brick with framed windows.  The roof line is flat. The old courthouse is on the east side, the old registry is on the west side. On the south is the gaol complex. 

 

Old Courthouse – Walkerton

 

 

Location:  215 Cayley Street / Colborne Street

Built:  1852 – 1853

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  David Smith of Guelph 

Contractor:  Dowling & Dougal

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has an arched entrance on the first story of the original section. The windows are arched and the roof is hipped. The mason was John Harkness. On the west side is the 1885 addition which was designed by M B Ayleworth and constructed by John Hardness in 1885. A further addition was constructed in 1960.

 

 

Courthouse – Walkerton 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Courthouse – Walkerton 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2016