Simpson's Yorkdale, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, North York, Ontario (1959-1964)

Simpson's Yorkdale, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, North York, Ontario (1959-1964)

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  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)
  • John B. Parkin Associates (architectural firm)
  • John C. Parkin (architect)


Simpson's Yorkdale, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, North York, Ontario (1959-1964)

Dates of creation

circa 1964

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 1 mounted photograph

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Simpson's store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in North York, Ontario from 1959-1964. The office identified the project number as 5912.

This project consisted of a 285,000 square foot store, largely clad in precast concrete, that included merchandising, stock, mall, and shipping areas, a coffee shop, a restaurant, and an enclosed court. See-through glass made up most of the ground level exterior, in order to entice shoppers to enter the store. There was also an enclosed court with a fountain, tropical foliage and a helicoidal staircase.

The project is recorded through a mounted presentation photograph dating from around 1964, which shows the enclosed court.

Reference Number



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


North York 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.S1.1959.PR04.001
    • Title: Presentation board of enclosed court photograph, Simpson's Yorkdale, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, North York, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: circa 1964
    • 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: 101 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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