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University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto (1980-1987)

University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto (1980-1987)

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People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto (1980-1987)

Dates of creation

1980-1987

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 2857 drawings (including 2765 reprographic copies)
  • 888 photographic materials
  • 2.849 l.m. of textual records
  • 3 ceramic tiles

Scope and Content

This project series documents the design and construction of an office building for Marathon Realty in Toronto at the corner of York and Front Streets from 1980-1983. The office identified the project number as 8009.

The project consisted of two nineteen storey towers with stainless steel and glass exteriors connected by a glass atrium on each floor. Owned and commissioned by Marathon Realty, the majority of the building’s space was designed for rental. Due to this, the design was highly modular with no interior walls on most floors. Each floor was approximately 18,000 square feet. The ground floor consisted of a lobby, a bank and a restaurant. At the beginning of this project, the project was named Marathon Realty Office Building, Front and York Streets. Soon after, the office building became known as University Place, which it is often referred to as in these materials. Eventually, the building would become the headquarters of CitiBank and renamed Citigroup Place.

The project is recorded through drawings, photographs, textual records and other materials dating from 1980-1987. The majority of the drawings are located within the textual records and show the design of building details. Other drawings include site surveys, design development drawings, presentation drawings, and construction drawings. The photographs show construction progress, tests, models, and the finished project. The textual records contain the project proposal, contracts, client and contractor correspondence, inter-office memos, meeting minutes, financial records, change orders, supplementary instructions, specifications, detail planning, artist’s portfolios for the building’s art competition, site inspection reports, and schedules. File AP018.S1.1980.PR09.004 contains an index to the textual records, which was created by the office.

The CCA also holds materials for a subproject under this project series, which document the installation of signs to the top of the building after the building's construction (AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1). Subproject materials are viewed separately from the project due to the different project numbers originally assigned by the office.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1

Arrangement

Material in this project series was compiled from different accessions and/or arranged by type of material.

Conditions governing reproduction

  • AR1997:0021: Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • In this fonds, files AP018.S1.1982.PR07.004 and AP018.S1.1977.PR02.009 contain photographic material of this project. Files in this project series also contain materials for the following projects: AP018.S1.1962.PR04, Toronto-Dominion Bank Centre, Toronto. AP018.S1.1974.PR02, University of Ottawa Health Sciences Building, Ottawa, Ontario; AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS2, Citibank Signage, University Place, Toronto; AP018.S1.1983.PR03, University Place Tunnel, Toronto; Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS2, Citibank Signage, University Place, Toronto; AP018.S1.1982.PR20, St. James Restaurant, University Place, Toronto; AP018.S1.1983.PR03, University Place Tunnel, Toronto; AP018.S1.1985.PR06, University Place Lobby Extension, Toronto

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.001
    • Title: Box of A. Grant's working files, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1986
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing demolition and site planning records, contractor and client correspondence, meeting minutes, schedules, a project proposal, contracts, cost estimates, and detail planning.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 100 reprographic copies
    • Approximately 25 drawings
    • 0.28 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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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.002
    • Title: Box of A. Grant's working files, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1983
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing detail planning, contractor records, municipal approvals, permits, meeting minutes, schedules, site reports, specifications, surveys, tenant work, tender information, and site notes.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 200 reprographic copies
    • 10 photographic materials
    • Approximately 10 drawings
    • 0.26 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

    Related units of description:

    • This box also contains materials related to other projects in this fonds: AP018.S1.1983.PR03, University Place Tunnel, Toronto; AP018.S1.1962.PR04, Toronto-Dominion Bank Centre, Toronto.
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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.003
    • Title: Project documentation, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1983
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing specifications, contract specifications, detail drawings, and planning files.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 550 reprographic copies
    • Approximately 30 drawings
    • 0.238 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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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.004
    • Title: Box of client and consultant documentation, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1986
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing site photos, mockup photos, drawing negatives, client correspondence, meeting minutes, site review reports, tender records, committee of adjustment files, and consultant correspondence.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 300 reprographic copies
    • 57 photographic materials
    • 0.265 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 et Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin and Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.005
    • Title: Project documentation, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1985
    • Form: photographs, drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing correspondence with consultants and contractors, detail planning, site review and inspection reports, building code records, system function and acceptance records, site and construction photographs, and financial records.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 261 photographic materials
    • Approximately 15 reprographic copies
    • Approximately 5 drawings
    • 0.265 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.006
    • Title: Box of meeting minutes, contractor correspondence and disbursement authorizations, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1985
    • 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 63 reprographic copies
    • Approximately 2 drawings
    • 0.31 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.007
    • Title: Box of disbursement authorizations, supplementary instructions and change orders, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1985
    • 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 340 reprographic copies
    • Approximately 3 drawings
    • 0.26 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.008
    • Title: Project documentation, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1987
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing change orders, transmittal requests, guarantees, inter-office memos, tenancy records, fine arts competition records and specifications.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 315 reprographic copies
    • 0.293 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.009
    • Title: Box of specifications and change orders, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1983
    • 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 185 reprographic copies
    • 0.28 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.010
    • Title: Project documentation, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1982-1984
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing change orders, data books, supplementary instructions, constuction photographs and photographs of finished offices.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 478 photographic materials
    • Approximately 220 reprographic copies
    • 0.143 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.011
    • Title: Project documentation, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1987
    • Form: photographs, drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing supplementary instructions, detail planning, detail drawings, artist's portfolios for the building's art competition, signage records, tile samples, cost records, construction data, specifications and construction photographs.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 363 reprographic copies
    • 139 photographic materials
    • Approximately 3 drawings
    • 0.255 l.m. of textual records
    • 3 ceramic tiles

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

    Related units of description:

    • This box also contains materials related to this project's subproject: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1, Citibank Signage, University Place, Toronto
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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.012
    • Title: Contract set no. 2 (construction drawings), University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1981
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 104 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 126 x 85 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.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.013
    • Title: Site survey and neighbouring building drawings, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • 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): 111 x 82 cm Sheet (smallest): 85 x 63 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.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.014
    • Title: Design development drawings, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 drawings
    • 3 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 123 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.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.015
    • Title: Mechanical and electrical drawings from engineers, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 112 x 60 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.S1.1980.PR09.SS1.016
    • Title: Presentation sketch and detail sketch, University Place Building, Front and York Streets, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1980-1983
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 101 x 57 cm Sheet (smallest): 77 x 65 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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