Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario (1962-1965)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
98 drawings (including 96 reprographic copies)
Scope and Content
This project series documents the Bata Limited office building in Toronto from 1962-1965. The office identified the project number as 6243.
This project consisted of a three-storey office building for the shoe company, Bata Limited, located at the corners of Eglington Avenue and Don Mills Road. The building consisted of a basement with mechanical equipment and storage, a first floor with waiting room, cafeteria, kitchen and conference rooms, and second and third floors with general office space. This pavilion style building had 27 tree-like columns lining the outside that the top two storeys rested upon. The interior had similar columns to carry the design inside the building. This project was celebrated as an iconic example of modern architecture in Canada. It has since been demolished.
The project is recorded through construction drawings, which are mostly reprographic copies, dating from 1963-1964.