Art Gallery of Ontario, Existing Building, Toronto (1970)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Existing Building, Toronto (1970)

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  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)


Art Gallery of Ontario, Existing Building, Toronto (1970)

Dates of creation

circa 1970

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 7 reprographic copies

Scope and Content

This project series documents the existing Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) buildings in Toronto around 1970. The office identified the project number as 70056.

This project consisted of creating drawings of the two existing AGO buildings, before the start of construction on the AGO expansion. 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. The work for AGO projects was divided into 4 physical areas of the art gallery (A, B, C and D) and the drawings for this project reflect this division. 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 reprographic copies of area D drawings dating from around 1970.

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


Toronto Ontario Canada


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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1970.PR07.001
    • Title: Area D reflected ceiling, floor, and roof plans, Art Gallery of Ontario, Existing Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 reprographic copies


    Sheet: 129 x 92 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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