Art Gallery of Ontario, Education Offices Furnishings, Toronto (1976)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Education Offices Furnishings, Toronto (1976)

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  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)


Art Gallery of Ontario, Education Offices Furnishings, Toronto (1976)

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 1 drawing (reprographic copy)
  • 0.001 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the furnishing of the education offices at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto in 1976. The office identified the project number as 7621.

This project followed the construction of the Education and Extension (E&E) offices during Phase II of the expansion of the AGO. 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 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 a letter to the client and a drawing of the office layout dating from 1976.

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Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order.


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.S1.1971.PR11, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, 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.S1.1979.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.S1.1976.PR26.001
    • Title: Office layout and letter, Art Gallery of Ontario, Education Offices Furnishings, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy
    • 0.001 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

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