|Formerly:||Canadian Holy Martyrs Church |
Église des Saints-Martyrs-canadiens
|Address:||289 Dussault Avenue|
|Use:||Place of worship|
|Original Use:||Place of worship|
|Other Work:||2002, addition and renovations|
|Architects:||E. J. Gaboury and Associates |
Harold Funk Architect Incorporated (Addition)
|Engineers:||Crosier Kilgour and Partners (structural)|
Scouten Mitchell Sigurdson and Associates (mechanical and electrical)
|Contractors:||B. F. Klassen Construction Company|
The Canadian Holy Martyrs Church, located at 289 Dussault Avenue, was designed by Etienne Gaboury in 1961. It is a modestly sized church, built to accommodate 250 people, yet exhibits a bold simplicity.
Louvered skylights illuminate the nave, focusing light on the altar of honey coloured brick. Laminated roof beams of oiled douglas fir cover the ceiling within, between which hang rows of pendant Scandinavian-designed light fixtures, shaded with white plastic. The pews are birch, finished in a walnut stain. The original interior design work was designed by Gaboury collaborator Bernard Aubry.
The church was dramatically altered in 2002 with an addition by architect Harold Funk.