Dominique-Ducharme Building (formerly Montreal Customs Building)


    Montreal, Quebec

  • TYPE

    Heritage Conservation


    Public Services and Procurement Canada



  • YEAR

    2019 – 2021


In consortium: FGMDA | STGM

The Dominique-Ducharme Building, formerly known as the Montreal Customs Building, is an eight-floor Beaux-Arts building taking up a complete city block in Montreal. It was built over two phases; the first phase, from 1912 to 1916, and the second; from 1934 to 1936. Both wings of the building come from the original design by E.L. Horwood in 1912 and feature a highly uniform façade of Stanstead granite and Wallace sandstone.

As a pre-project, a detailed global expertise of the vertical envelope was completed in order to determine the extent of deterioration, public health and safety risks as well as steps to maintain the integrity of the buildings. Emergency work was done before the major refurbishment campaign.

Phase 1 of masonry work is underway. The last phase of work is scheduled for completion in 2021.

For even more information about this historic building, we recommend this article (photo essay) published by Heritage Montreal on the Restoration of the Dominique-Ducharme Building – 105 McGill Street.


Julia Gersovitz, O.C.
Giovanni Diodati
Nancy Labrecque
Lena Buchinger
André Herrera
Wassili Dudan

CONTACTJulia GersovitzPartner in chargeT514

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