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Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto (1971)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto (1971)

Part of

People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto (1971)

Dates of creation

circa 1971-1979

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 98 drawings (including 83 reprographic copies)
  • 0.062 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the design and purchase of equipment and furnishings for the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto in 1971. The office identified the project number as 7118.

Beginning in 1969, Parkin’s firm was hired as the head architects for the AGO’s massive expansion program that would span more than a decade. This is one project relating to the expansion of the art gallery. It consisted of the furnishings and equipment for the newly expanded gallery, which included benches, lecture hall seating, carpets, desks, and fabrics. It should be noted that while AGO project contracts were originally given to John B. Parkin Associates, John C. Parkin continued the project under his new firm, Parkin Architects Planners, after parting ways with partner John B. Parkin in 1971.

The project is recorded through drawings and textual records dating from around 1971-1979. The textual records show the planning and purchase of furnishings through correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and specifications. The drawings show the proposed layouts and design of the gallery furnishings.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1971.PR11

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been kept in their original orders and/or arranged by material type.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018. S1.1969.PR01, Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stage I Expansion, Toronto AP018.S1.1969.PR04, Art Gallery of Ontario, The Master Plan, Toronto; AP018.S1.1970.PR07, Art Gallery of Ontario, Existing Building, Toronto; AP018.S1.1971.PR10, Art Gallery of Ontario, Custom Built Furniture, Toronto; AP018.S1.1972.PR08, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stage II Expansion, Toronto; AP018.S1.1973.PR04, Art Gallery of Ontario, Demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, Toronto AP018.S1.1975.PR08, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stage III Expansion, Toronto; AP018.S1.1976.PR26, Art Gallery of Ontario, Education Offices Furnishings, Toronto; AP018.S1.1979.PR02, Art Gallery of Ontario, Renovations to Restaurant and Kitchen, Toronto; AP018.S1.1979.PR06, Art Gallery of Ontario, Provisions for King Tutankhamun Exhibit, Toronto; AP018.S1.1982.PR04, Art Gallery of Ontario, Room Barricades for the Grange, Toronto; AP018.S1.1984.PR02, Art Gallery of Ontario, Conservation Expansion, Toronto.

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR11.001.1
    • Title: Furnishings financial records (folder 1 of 2), Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972-1974
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 13 reprographic copies
    • 0.025 l.m. of textual records

    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

    Folder Number:

    018-213-21

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR11.001.2
    • Title: Furnishings financial records(folder 2 of 2), Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972-1974
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 5 reprographic copies
    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

    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

    Folder Number:

    018-213-22

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR11.002
    • Title: Construction floor plans with furnishings, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 26 reprographic copies with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 124 x 84 cm Sheet (smallest): 91 x 50 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.S1.1971.PR11.003
    • Title: Construction floor plans with furnishings, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1979
    • 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 with annotations

    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.S1.1971.PR11.004
    • Title: Members' lounge furnishings layout, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • 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 (largest): 76 x 61 cm Sheet (smallest): 44 x 31 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.S1.1971.PR11.005
    • Title: Room layouts, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 78 x 43 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.S1.1971.PR11.006
    • Title: Room layouts and presentation drawings, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 drawings
    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 124 x 84 cm Sheet (smallest): 92 x 35 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.S1.1971.PR11.007
    • Title: Floor plans, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing
    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 167 x 107 cm Sheet (smallest): 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.S1.1971.PR11.008
    • Title: Floor plans, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971- circa 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 82 x 59 cm Sheet (smallest): 61 x 41 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.S1.1971.PR11.009
    • Title: Specifications and correspondence, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1974
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 26 reprographic copies
    • 0.017 l.m. textual records

    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

    Folder Number:

    018-213-23

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