Cape Breton County is named for Cape Breton which extends northeast into the Atlantic Ocean.
County Created : 1835
Sydney 1835 – present
County Justice Centre – Sydney
Location: 136 Charlotte Street / Dorchester Street
Description: The building faces east and is a five story silver coloured cladding, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city centre. The “V” shaped building is curved on the northwest side and has no windows along the south side. The main entrance on the east side of the first story. The windows are horizontal with silver coloured clading between each story. The roof line is flat. The building is named as Harbour Place.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1786 on North Charlotte Street. The second courthouse was built in 1868 on Desbarres Street. The third courthouse was built in 1901 on Charlotte Street and burned in 1959.
Former County Courthouse – Sydney
Location: 70 Crescent Street / King Street
Built: 1969 – 1962
Description: The building faces north and is a five story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds along a slope to the south of the city centre. The north front has vertical concrete pillars with a recessed wall. The central entrance is glass with glass wall above. The roof line is flat.
Other Branch Courthouse
N – Atlantic Ocean
E – Atlantic Ocean
S – Richmond County
County Justice Cenre
Former County Courthouse
Photos taken 2018