The Elgin County Courthouse is one of the earliest pre-Confederation courthouses in Ontario. To better serve Elgin County for decades to come, this heritage building underwent a $250M renovation, consolidating the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. To honour the historical character of the site, Entro developed a complementary and distinctive wayfinding solution.
The renovated courthouse incorporates heritage elements which were conserved and restored, including the original copper dome. As a distinctive feature of the building exterior, the copper dome translates into an icon that unifies all exterior and interior wayfinding. Reversed (white) typography on a dark grey background creates an elegant contrast to enhance the building’s brick and masonry. The complete wayfinding package marries modern functionality with the building’s heritage, amplifying it as the central focus of the space.