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Quebec Judicial District is named for the Algonquian word meaning “where the river narrows” referring to the narrowing of the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City.



N – Charlevoix District

E – Montmagny District and Beauce Dtstrict

S – Frontenac District and Artabaska District 

W – Trois Rivieres District and Saint Maurice District


District:  Quebec Judicial District

District Seat: 

Quebec City


Palais de Justice – Quebec City


Location:  300 Boulevard Jean Lesage / Rue de la Gare du Palais

Built:  1968 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is a five story concrete and glass structure.  The building is located on landscaped ground on the northwest side of the city centre. The lower three stories are recessed with vertical concrete pillars dividing the glass walls. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Palais de Justice.


Old Palais de Justice – Quebec City



Location:  12 Rue St. Louis / Rue du Tresor

Built:  1883 – 1887

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Jean-Baptiste Derome

Contractor:  John Patrick Whelin.


Description:  The building faces east and is a five story grey coloured stone structure.  The building is located in the city centre. The fascade was designed by Eugen Tache. An annex was constructed in 1923 to 1925, The architect was Tanguay, Beaule and Morissette and Morissette and Chenvert and the contractor was Emelien Frenette and C E Morissette Ltd.



Palais de Justice – Quebec City





















Old Palais de Justice – Quebec City













Photos taken 2006 and 2016