Joseph-Alcide Chaussé, architect, author (b at St-Sulpice, Qué 7 Jan 1868; d at Montréal 7 Oct 1944). After working in private practice in Montréal, Chaussé was building inspector for the city 1900-18. He wrote articles on fire prevention and handbooks on building laws for Montréal and the province of Québec. Chaussé was the chief promoter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and served as honorary secretary from its formation in 1907 until 1942. Throughout his career he sought the improvement of architectural standards. His most famous work is the Empress Theatre on Sherbrooke St W, a design in the Egyptian manner inspired by the excitement of the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922.
Cinema V, built in 1927, Montreal (photo by Brian Merrett: www.cam.org/~lymerre/archit.html).