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IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario (1965-1967)

IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario (1965-1967)

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People

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

Title

IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario (1965-1967)

Dates of creation

circa 1967 - 1968

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 66 drawings (all reprographic copies)
  • 1 mounted photograph

Scope and Content

This project series documents the IBM headquarters building in North York, Ontario from 1965-1967. The office identified the project number as 6511.

This project consisted of a U-shaped building located at the top of a ravine at 1150 Eglington Avenue East, on the same property as the IBM plant. The building was brick clad with bronze-tinted windows to reduce heat and glare from the sun. Planning also began for an extension of the headquarters at this time. The headquarters was a mixed-level building with four-storeys at its tallest. The building was included on Toronto's heritage registry in 2006, but a proposal to redevelop the site was submitted for consideration in 2018.

The project is recorded through reprographic copies of drawings dating from 1968, which consist of a set of as built plans, sections, elevations, details and layouts. Also included in the project series is a mounted presentation photograph of the finished building exterior.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1965.PR03

Arrangement

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

Location

North York Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1968.PR04, IBM Plant Expansion Program, North York, Ontario; AP018.S1.1970.PR01; IBM Headquarters Building, Addition, North York, Ontario; AP018.S1.1976.PR24, IBM Headquarters Building, Roof Repairs, North York, Ontario; AP018.S1.1977.PR06, IBM Headquarters Building, Building Maintenance Program, North York, Ontario. 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.S1.1965.PR03.001
    • Title: Set of as built plans, elevations, sections, details and layouts, IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1968
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 66 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 122 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.S1.1965.PR03.002
    • Title: Presentation board of project photograph, IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: circa 1967
    • 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: 102 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:

    018-226-02

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