Cormier House

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Cormier House
Maison Ernest-Cormier
Cormier House (1).jpg
General information
Type House
Architectural style Art deco
Location 1418 Pine Avenue, Golden Square Mile
Construction started 1930-31
Renovated 1982-83
Design and construction
Architect Ernest Cormier

Cormier House (French: Maison Ernest-Cormier) is an Art deco residence in the Golden Square Mile, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, located at 1418 Pine Avenue.[1]


Exterior of Cormier House

It was built by architect Ernest Cormier as his own residence in 1930-31. The building was proclaimed as a historical monument in Quebec in 1974. In 1979 the property was bought by 15th Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau for $230,000 and served as his home following his retirement from politics in the summer of 1984 until his death in 2000.[2][3][4] It has been owned since 2000 by his son Sacha,[5] younger brother of the current prime minister Justin Trudeau.


Cormier experimented with a variety of styles in the house: Art deco on the facade, monumental on one side and more Modernist in the back. Cormier created most of the furniture, with remaining pieces acquired at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris.[6]


Cormier House has been designated as a historic property under Quebec's heritage legislation, the Loi sur les biens culturels.[7] The house appeared on a stamp issued by Canada Post in 2011.[8][9]


  1. ^ Columbo, John Robert (1984). Canadian Literary Landmarks. Canada: Hounslow Press. p. 70. ISBN 0-88882-073-9. 
  2. ^ "Trudeau checks his new house". Montreal Gazette. 31 December 1979. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Fulford, Robert (13 September 2003). "Art Deco's glamour". National Post. Retrieved 26 November 2008. 
  4. ^ Adams, Annmarie; Macdonell, Cameron (2016). "Making Himself at Home: Cormier, Trudeau, and the Architecture of Domestic Masculinity". Winterthur Portfolio. 50 (2/3): 151–189. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Hustak, Alan (28 May 2009). "ART DECO REVIVAL". The Métropolitain. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Bourbonnais, Eric (2006). Ulysses Travel Guide Montreal. Canada: Ulysses Travel Guides. p. 91. ISBN 2-89464-742-5. 
  7. ^ Maison Cormier. Canadian Register of Historic Places.
  8. ^ Rochon, Lisa (8 June 2011). "New stamps emphasize Art Deco design". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Architecture: Art Déco". Canada's Stamp Details (Vol. XX No 2; April to June 2011). Canada Post. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

Coordinates: 45°30′01″N 73°35′07″W / 45.500262°N 73.585398°W / 45.500262; -73.585398