Artwork for Sale
Looking up Sainte Cecile Street, 1933 (circa)
Inscriptionssigned, 'K.M. Morris' (lower right)
Private collection, Montreal;
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal;
Acquired from the above by present owner, Toronto, October 12, 2013.
ExhibitionsMontreal, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Important Canadian Art, 5 - 20 December 2013.
“The working-class flats were either clad in wood or in brick. They were exposed on two sides only and were, therefore, normally very dark. The street’s only redeeming feature was found by looking northward where an impressive view of the splendid cupola of St. James Cathedral (today, Mary Queen of the World) could be contemplated”. 
In Kay Morris’ composition we note the newly constructed Sun Life Building, a monumental structure finally completed in 1933, a landmark as important in its day to Montreal as Place Ville Marie was to be a generation later. Today there is only a remnant of Ste-Cecile Street, now with an office tower “1000 de la Gauchetière” overlooking the Cathedral from the south and the Sun Life Building beyond.
1. Robert N, Wilkins. “Many Narrow Streets of Yesteryear Still Exist — in Name Only.” Montreal Gazette. June 20, 2014. https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/many-narrow-streets-of-yesteryear-still-exist-in-name-only.