The building is beautiful, follows the "Chateau" style of architecture, sits on a large piece of land overlooking the Ottawa River and houses two beautiful statues out front. A "serious" looking building.
You enter and the grand hall welcomes you, as does security. Expect to go through baggage scans and metal detector - I wasn't expecting that.
The building houses the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. For such a large building, I thought the court rooms would be larger. The ceilings are extremely high, as are the window, the actual rooms are on the small side with limited public audience space.
Both rooms have a lot of wood but the rooms lacked atmosphere, there was a coldness and sterile feel to them...then again, maybe that is the point. It is a court room after all. Don't expect to have a "wow" feeling like you do when you enter Parliament or the Library of Parliament. Very different experience. Worth the visit, reading the history of the building and learning about the the judges.
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