Office Building for J.D. Crashley, Site Development, Toronto (1976-1977)

Office Building for J.D. Crashley, Site Development, Toronto (1976-1977)

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  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)


Office Building for J.D. Crashley, Site Development, Toronto (1976-1977)

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Extent and Medium

  • 1 reprographic copy
  • 0.001 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the site development of an office building for J. Douglas Crashley in downtown Toronto from 1976-1977. The office identified the project number as 7618.

During this time, J. Douglas Crashley, a prominent Toronto entrepreneur, sought to develop an office building in downtown Toronto. The site was located at the corner of Front and York Streets, with the project consisting of a proposed eight storey office building with retail spaces and underground parking. This site development also proposed connections to nearby attractions such as the CN Tower, Union Station and Congress Centre. The project is often referred to as the Walker House Hotel, due to the fact that it was the building located on the property at this time. Three years earlier, in 1973, J.D. Crashley had commissioned a site investigation of various locations in downtown Toronto for his office building, including this site, which was completed under a different project number assigned by the office (see project series AP018.S1.1973.PR13, also described in this fonds).

The project is recorded through correspondence dating from 1977.

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


Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1973.PR14, Office building for J.D. Crashley, Site Investigation, Toronto.


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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1976.PR13.001
    • Title: Correspondence, Office Building for J.D. Crashley, Site Development, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1977
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy
    • 0.001 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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