Downtown Waterfront

0.5 km Marker

Architecture & Artwork

Architect · Architecte · Waakaa’iganan Meznibii’ang

The Civic Centre under construction. 1999.2.14d, courtesy of Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Archives

The Civic Centre is one of the community’s best examples of Modern architecture. Designed by architects Marani, Rounthwaite, and Dick, the distinct exterior of this 90,000-square-foot building is made up of brown porcelain panels and gold-tinted mirror glass. Its interior features a theatre-style council chamber based on the Roman forum. You can also enjoy a greenhouse of native and semi-tropical plants between the third and sixth levels.

Inside the Civic Centre, you will experience many works of art by local artists. An open area on Level 3 showcases portraits of the City’s past Mayors. Can you spot the crests, paintings, sculptures, and lithographs displayed throughout the building?

Challenge Yourself!

Think about it…

Can you think of other places in Sault Ste. Marie where local art is display?