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Downtown West, Phase One

Downtown West, Phase One

Part of

People

  • Arthur Erickson Architects, Toronto (architectural firm)
  • Mathers & Haldenby (associated architectural firm)
  • Marathon Realty (client)
  • EVM Landscape Architects (landscape architectural firm)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Title

Downtown West, Phase One

Dates of creation

1976-1980

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 351 drawings
  • 8 photographs
  • 0.05 l.m. of textual records
  • 0.01 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents alternative proposals for phase one of a city block development comprised of reflecting-glass office towers, a city park and Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ontario.

File contains drawings, design development drawings, presentation drawings, photographs, textual documents.

Reference Number

AP022.S2.SS2.1976.D19

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255044
    • Title: Design development meetings
    • Dates of creation: 1976-1978
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255045
    • Title: Correspondence
    • Dates of creation: 1976-1978
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence; ceiling study (diazotype); ceiling catalogue; estimated costs of Downtown West; design development report.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.03 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255059
    • Title: Preliminary landscape proposal plan and sections (EVM Limited landscape architects)
    • Dates of creation: 1979-1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    preliminary landscape proposal plan and sections (EVM Limited landscape architects), plan elevation and section (Mathers and Haldenby architects)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazo types

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 69.9 x 91.4 cm sheet (largest): 76.2 x 105.4 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-013

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255089
    • Title: "Record of drawings sent to J.S. March 12"
    • Dates of creation: 1976-1977
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Record of drawings sent to J.S. March 12" - schematic site plans; site plan of New Massey Hall, sketch studies of Canadian Chancery in Washington

    Quantity / Object type:

    20 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazo types

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 32 x 84 cm sheet (largest): 64 x 93 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255472
    • Title: Views of early model
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photostats

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256660
    • Title: Alternative site plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, dry transfer on mylar

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 92 x 181 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256661
    • Title: Pre-design studies of alternative sites for Roy Thompson Hall
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    pre-design studies of alternative sites for Roy Thompson Hall, site plans, aerial photograph of Toronto dowtown and lakeshore, balcony seating plan

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper, diazotypes, b/w photographs, blackline prints with revisions in dry transfer, ink

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 43 cm sheet (largest): 70 x 111 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256684
    • Title: Building elevations and plans, envelope studies, sketch plans
    • Dates of creation: 1977
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    23 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink and dry transfer on translucent paper and on tracing paper, diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 34 x 58.5 cm sheet (largest): 76.5 x 106 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256718
    • Title: Site section, office building elevations, perspectives, floor plans, glazing details
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    26 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink on translucent paper and tracing paper, diazotypes with revisions in ink

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 35 x 53.5 cm sheet (largest): 75 x 106 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-254 A

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256723
    • Title: Site/circulation plans, parking plans, building A floor plans, sketch details
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    29 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink on translucent paper and on tracing paper, diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 36 x 33 cm sheet (largest): 69 x 107 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-254 B

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256724
    • Title: Site plan, floor plans, plans, detail sketches, perspective of building profiles, parking plan
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    32 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink on translucent paper and on tracing paper, diazotypes with revisions in ink

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 32 x 54 cm sheet (largest): 71 x 107 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-254 C

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256726
    • Title: Sketch site plan, sketch floor plan, partial plans and details
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    30 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink on translucent paper and on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 20 x 53 cm sheet (largest): 54 x 95 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256727
    • Title: Building elevations, floor plans, site plans, shematic plans, partial elevation sketch
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    23 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper and on tracing paper, diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 36 x 57 cm sheet (largest): 66 x 107 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-254

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256733
    • Title: Plan A site plan, parking plans, site sections, details
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    31 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink and coloured pencil, diazotypes with revisions in ink

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 17 x 31 cm sheet (largest): 91 x 106 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-254 D

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256737
    • Title: Site plans, truck service facility plans, parking plans, site sections
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    35 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink on translucent paper and on tracing paper, diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 35 x 53.5 cm sheet (largest): 71.5 x 106.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-254 E

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256738
    • Title: Site plans, site sections, schematic plans, parking plans, notes and sketches
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    33 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink and dry transfer on translucent paper, on tracing paper and paper, blackline prints, diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 22 x 28 cm sheet (largest): 76 x 139 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-254 F

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256803
    • Title: Plan A location plan, dimension plan, section, Plan B location plan, section, floor plans
    • Dates of creation: 1977
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, dry transfer on mylar, blackline prints with revisions in ink and dry transfer

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 52 x 67 cm sheet (largest): 63.5 x 96 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257444
    • Title: Basement and floor plans, elevations, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 60 x 101 cm sheet (largest): 76 x 108 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-397

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258196
    • Title: Views of models, court level plan of Commerce Court, Toronto
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Enlarged photoprints

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-254

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260398
    • Title: Plans A and B site plans, floor plans, sections and elevations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink and dry transfer on mylar, blackline prints on mylar

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260530
    • Title: Plan B basement plan, site plan, Plan B dimension plan
    • Dates of creation: 1977
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Plan B basement plan, site plan, Plan B dimension plan, Plan A and B sections of buildings surrounding Massey Hall. Including an east-west section of New Massey/Roy Thompson Hall

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints on mylar enhanced with dry transfer

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH254002
    • Title: Site study plan (SK 121)
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Coloured ink on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 36.2 x 53.3 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH254003
    • Title: Site study plan (SK 122)
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Coloured ink on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 36.8 x 64.8 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH254004
    • Title: Site study plan (SK 123)
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Coloured ink on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 36.2 x 57.2 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH254005
    • Title: Site study plan (SK 124)
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Coloured ink on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 35.6 x 54.6 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH254654
    • Title: View of presentation model of the original Downtown West development proposal (photo by G.W. Photography Ltd., Toronto)
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    view of presentation model of the original Downtown West development proposal (photo by G.W. Photography Ltd., Toronto)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Colour photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 25.4 x 20.32 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255046
    • Title: Confirmation letter stating that the Marathon and Massey Hall projects cannot be considered in conjunction
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    confirmation letter stating that the Marathon and Massey Hall projects cannot be considered in conjunction.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255098
    • Title: Landscape plan (EVM Landscap Architects)
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Blackline print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 51 x 74 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-TOR-037C

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255399
    • Title: Site plan, Plan A
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 18 x 28.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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