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Phoenix House, Toronto (1971-1973)

Phoenix House, Toronto (1971-1973)

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People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

Phoenix House, Toronto (1971-1973)

Dates of creation

circa 1971-1978

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 265 drawings (including 116 reprographic copies)
  • 52 photographic materials
  • 1 mounted board of material samples
  • 0.574 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the design and construction of the Phoenix House of London office building from 1971-1973, located at 439 University Avenue in Toronto. The office identified the project number as 7105.

This project consisted of a 23 storey office building for the publishing company Phoenix House of London Ltd. The building included a five-storey base, a 17 storey tower whose levels had less square footage than the base levels, and three basement levels. Two of the basements were designated for parking, while the other was rentable space. The ground floor was to be used for commercial space. Phoenix House would occupy the 21st tower floor and two and a half base floors, while the rest of the space was available for tenants. In total, the building was 269,135 square feet. The client for this project was David S. Owen of Warrick Consultants Ltd., and the materials often refer to this project as an Office Building for David S. Owen.

The project is recorded through drawings, photographs, material samples and textual records dating from around 1971-1978. There are many original sketches of the building design as well as some reprographic copies used for construction. There are also presentation boards of drawings, a project photograph and material samples. The photographs show the construction progress and the completed project. The textual records include correspondence, meeting and site reports, construction documentation, consultancy records, interoffice letters and documentation, contract data, financial records, and documentation on procuring historical artefacts to display inside the building. File AP018.S1.1971.PR03.017 includes an index to the textual records, which was created by the office.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1971.PR03

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been compiled from different accessions and/or arranged by material type.

Conditions governing reproduction

  • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright for materials in file AP018.S1.1971.PR03.019 (Folder 09). Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR03.001
    • Title: Sketch plans, sections, elevations, schedules and perspectives, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 39 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 69 x 25 cm Sheet (largest): 105 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.S1.1971.PR03.002
    • Title: Sketches, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 52 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 45 x 30 cm Sheet (largest): 180 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

    Folder Number:

    018-247-10

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR03.003
    • Title: Site and floor plans, street profiles, elevations and presentation drawings, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971-1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 93 x 82 cm Sheet (largest): 124 x 93 cm

    Physical Description:

    Please note that several of these drawings are torn. Handling should be limited.

    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.S1.1971.PR03.004
    • Title: Site plans, section and feasibility study, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 105 x 84 cm Sheet (largest): 124 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.S1.1971.PR03.005
    • Title: Sketch site plan, elevations and exterior perspectives, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 28 x 28 cm Sheet (largest): 107 x 69 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.S1.1971.PR03.006
    • Title: Section, elevation and floor plans, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971-1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 77 x 52 cm Sheet (largest): 124 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.S1.1971.PR03.007
    • Title: Exterior perspective and elevations, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings
    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 119 x 82 cm Sheet (largest): 205 x 93 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.S1.1971.PR03.008
    • Title: Elevations, floor plans and section, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 81 x 61 cm Sheet (largest): 124 x 83 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.S1.1971.PR03.009
    • Title: Floor plan schemes, elevation and site plan, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 46 x 30 cm Sheet (largest): 124 x 81 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.S1.1971.PR03.010
    • Title: Floor plan schemes and elevations, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 28 x 21 cm Sheet (largest): 103 x 64 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.S1.1971.PR03.011
    • Title: Floor plans, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm Sheet (largest): 64 x 42 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.S1.1971.PR03.012
    • Title: Architect's set of unofficial contract drawings, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 34 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet:124 x 82 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.S1.1971.PR03.013
    • Title: Floor plan and elevations negatives, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • 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 (smallest): 43 x 30 cm Sheet (largest): 60 x 40 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.S1.1971.PR03.014
    • Title: Logo sketches, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 34 x 34 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

    Folder Number:

    018-209-03

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR03.015
    • Title: Mechanical drawings, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 124 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.S1.1971.PR03.016
    • Title: Construction plans, elevations and sections, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972-1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 124 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.S1.1971.PR03.017
    • Title: Project documentation, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972-1975
    • Form: textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing construction progress photographs and photographs of the completed building, contractor correspondence, consultancy records, contract data and interoffice letters.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 51 photographs
    • 0.11 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

    Folder Number:

    018-349-03 to 10

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR03.018
    • Title: Project documentation, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972-1975
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing change orders and accompanying documentation, correspondence, the colour schedule, meeting reports, inspection reports, financial records, certificates of acceptance, deficiency records and supplementary instructions.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 10 reprographic copies
    • 0.324 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.S1.1971.PR03.019
    • Title: Project documentation, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972-1978
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containg change orders, deficiencies, certificates of acceptance, guarantees and waranties, interoffice records on the project, lists of historical objects to go in building entrance, and financial records.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 5 reprographic copies
    • 1 drawing
    • 0.14 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright for materials from AR1997:0021 (Folder 09). Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Folders 01-08:
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin
    Folder 09:
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-353-01 to 09

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR03.020
    • Title: Presentation board of samples for interior finishes, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 mounted board of material samples

    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

    Folder Number:

    018-239-01

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR03.021
    • Title: Presentation board of site plan, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 mounted drawing

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 102 x 82 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

    Folder Number:

    018-245-05

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1971.PR03.022
    • Title: Presentation board of project photograph, Phoenix House, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1973
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 mounted photograph

    Dimensions:

    Sheet:100 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

    Folder Number:

    018-362-03

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