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Maple Leaf Gardens

Maple Leaf Gardens

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People

  • Ross & Macdonald (creator)
  • Ross & Macdonald (architectural firm)
  • Jack Ryrie (associated architect)
  • Mackenzie Waters (associated architect)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (Hockey Team) (client)
  • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

Title

Maple Leaf Gardens

Dates of creation

1931

Level of archival description

File 164

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project for a sports arena in Toronto, Ontario. Material in this file was produced in 1931.

File contains index cards, a survey drawing, preliminary drawings, preliminary and design development drawings, miscellaneous drawings, working drawings, detail drawings, mechanical drawings, photographs, and textual documents.

Reference Number

AP013.S1.D164

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH33049
    • Title: Interior and exterior perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 preliminary drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • photostats

    Folder Number:

    13-164-01S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH33053
    • Title: Floor plans, sections, box seats, balcony
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 preliminary drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper

    Folder Number:

    13-164-02M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH33071
    • Title: Box seats, shop layout, vent hood, corner seating, concession layout, building schedule, toilets, rubbish chute, seats, marquise, fireproof beams, signs, board room and office
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 preliminary and design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing
    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 18 graphite on tracing paper, 1 ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33090
    • Title: Seating plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 preliminary drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 ink on linen, 1 sepia
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33092
    • Title: Structural details
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33105
    • Title: Plans, sections, elevations, seating plan, schedule
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33116
    • Title: Exterior details, seating, concrete walls, elevations, entrance doors, stairs, toilets, rink floor, promenade construction
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper

    Method of Projection:

    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33132
    • Title: Rink construction, stairs, exterior details, pipe rails, washrooms, store fronts, toilets and shower room
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper

    Method of Projection:

    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33147
    • Title: Fan rooms, store fronts, toilets, skate sharpening room, main entrance lobby, registers, concessions, boxing ring, electric score sign
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper

    Method of Projection:

    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33161
    • Title: Concrete, stone and brickwork
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 graphite on tracing paper, 4 ink on linen

    Method of Projection:

    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33180
    • Title: Metalwork
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper

    Method of Projection:

    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33198
    • Title: Carpentry
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper

    Method of Projection:

    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33214
    • Title: Plumbing, mechanical plans and details, ventilation
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 mechanical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • mechanical drawing (building system drawing)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 ink on linen, 6 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33226
    • Title: Electrical plans and details, refrigerating plant and piping
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 mechanical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • mechanical drawing (building system drawing)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 ink on linen, 3 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33236
    • Title: Maple Leaf Gardens Carlton Street and Church Street
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)
    • Rapid Grip and Batten Studios (photographer)

    Description:

    14P-1: b/w (19,0 x 23,5 cm); Maple Leaf Gardens Carlton Street and Church Street facades. Photographer unknown (illegible), Toronto. 14P-2: b/w (19,0 x 24,0 cm); Maple Leaf Gardens, roof truss under construction - "intersection of arched ribs". Photographer; Rapid Grip and Batten Studios, Toronto. 14P-3: b/w (24,1 x 19,2 cm); Maple Leaf Gardens, interior view of north-west corner under construction. Photographer; Rapid Grip and Batten Studios, Toronto. 14P-4: b/w (23,9 x 19,1 cm); Maple Leaf Gardens, interior view of north-east corner under construction. Photographer; Rapid Grip and Batten Studios, Toronto. 14P-5: b/w (24,0 x 19,0 cm); Maple Leaf Gardens, interior view of south-west corner under construction. Photographer; Rapid Grip and Batten Studios, Toronto. 14P-6: b/w (24,0 x 19,1 cm); Maple Leaf Gardens, interior view of south-east corner under construction. Photographer; Rapid Grip and Batten Studios, Toronto.

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 photograph(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH33242
    • Title: Building specifications (copy no. 7), specification for removal of buildings
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH33048
    • Title: Site plan
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 survey drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • drawings, measured

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH33235
    • Title: View of the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 28 November 1931
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • W.S. Oliphant (photographer)
    • Ross & Macdonald (architectural firm)
    • Jack Ryrie (associated architect)
    • Mackenzie Waters (associated architect)
    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print mounted on canvas

    Dimensions:

    comp.: 19,3 x 23,7 cm sheet: 19,9 x 24,7 cm secondary support: 19,9 x 27,9 cm

    Point of View:

    • exterior view

    Inscription:

    printed in the photograph, l.r.: THOMSON BROS. LIMITED / TORONTO / MAPLE LEAF GARDENS / CARLTON & CHURCH STS. / NO. 21 DATE Nov28/31 / ROSS & MacDONALD, ARCHITECTS / JACK RYRIE & [ILLEGIBLE] ASSOCIATE / MacKENZIE WATERS ARCHITECTS [photograph number and date are hand written in black marker]; numbered, by hand, in graphite, on the support, c.l., 13-164-14P-1; stamped in blue ink, u.c., v.: "W. S. Oliphant / Photographer / 845 College St., Toronto 4."

    Credit line:

    Ross & Macdonald fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH33241
    • Title: Building specifications (copy no. 19)
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH33244
    • Title: Lists of shop drawings
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual records(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 61 sheets
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