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Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario (1962-1965)

Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario (1962-1965)

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People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)
  • John B. Parkin (architect)
  • John Cresswell Parkin (architect)

Title

Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario (1962-1965)

Dates of creation

1963-1964

Level of archival description

Project

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.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1962.PR02

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been arranged by material type.

Conditions governing reproduction

  • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright for materials in file AP018.S1.1962.PR02.001. Permission must be sought from the copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Additional materials for this project are held at the University of Calgary in the John B. Parkin/NORR fonds.

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1962.PR02.001
    • Title: Set of construction plans, elevations, details and sections and structural, mechanical and electrical drawings, Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1963-1964
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 45 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 125 x 82 cm

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from the copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1962.PR02.002
    • Title: Construction details, sections, plans, elevations, and structural, mechanical and electrical drawings, Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1963-1964
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 48 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 124 x 84 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1962.PR02.003
    • Title: Electrical plans and office layouts, Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1964
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 120 x 82 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1962.PR02.004
    • Title: Partial plot plan and entrance lobby plan, Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1964
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 63 x 56 cm Sheet (largest): 93 x 65 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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