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Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough, Ontario (1972)

Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough, Ontario (1972)

Part of

People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough, Ontario (1972)

Dates of creation

1972 - 1973

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 29 drawings (including reprographic copies)
  • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents a proposal for a People Mover System for the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo in 1972. The office identified the project number as 7224.

The project was a transportation system for the zoo, which required a guideway be built without disrupting the zoo's terrain as well as ensuring that the fences were out of passenger view. Parkin Architects Planners' worked with the engineering firm M.M. Dillion Limited and were in conversation with Boeing to build the vehicle for the system.

The project is recorded through several topographic drawings showing the proposed design for the tracks, also included is a file of correspondence, mostly with M.M. Dillion Limited and Boeing, as well a file of notes and photocopies of drawings for the passenger vehicle. A letter in the correspondance file suggests that Parkin Architects Planners where not choosen to build this project.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1972.PR17

Arrangement

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

Location

Scarborough Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1974.PR03, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, Service Building, Scarborough; AP018.S1.1974.PR12, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, Contract Administration, Scarborough

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR17.001
    • Title: Topographical drawings with tracks, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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: 340 x 23 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.S1.1972.PR17.002
    • Title: Topographical drawings with tracks, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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:

    • 2 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet(largest): 290 x 90 cm Sheet(smallest): 163 x 55 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.S1.1972.PR17.003
    • Title: Topographical drawings with tracks, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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:

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 320 x 56 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.S1.1972.PR17.004
    • Title: Topographical drawings with tracks, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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:

    Dimensions:

    Sheet(largest): 296 x 86 cm Sheet(smallest):180 x 55 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.S1.1972.PR17.005
    • Title: Topographical drawings with tracks, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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:

    • 5 drawings (including reprographic copies)

    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.S1.1972.PR17.006
    • Title: Diagrams for track length, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 140 x 90 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.S1.1972.PR17.007
    • Title: Diagram for track length, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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:

    • 1 reprographic copy with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 140 x 90 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.S1.1972.PR17.008
    • Title: Topographical drawing swith tracks, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 140 x 90 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.S1.1972.PR17.009
    • Title: Sketches for tracks, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • 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:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet(largest): 87 x 60 cm Sheet(smallest): 67 x 30 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:

    018-367-08

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR17.010
    • Title: Correspondence, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • Dates of creation: 1972 - 1973
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual documents

    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:

    018-219-34

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR17.011
    • Title: Project notes and drawings for vehicle, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual documents
    • 6 reprographic copies

    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:

    018-219-35

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