The Sun Life Building, Toronto (1956-1960)

The Sun Life Building, Toronto (1956-1960)

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


The Sun Life Building, Toronto (1956-1960)

Dates of creation

circa 1960

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 1 mounted photograph

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Sun Life building on University Avenue in Toronto from 1956-1960. The office identified the project number as 5631.

This project consisted of a 215 foot office building with 6 floors of basements, including 4 floors of underground parking, 14 office floors, and 2 mechanical floors. The top floors of the building were smaller in area than the rest. The rectangular building had a glass and aluminum curtain wall and was set back from the sidewalk on three sides to allow for landscaped forecourts.

The project is recorded through a mounted photograph of the building's front entrance dating from around 1960.

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


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.S1.1956.PR03.001
    • Title: Presentation board of front entrance photograph, The Sun Life Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1960
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 mounted photograph


    Sheet: 102 x 76 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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