IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario (1965-1967)
Dates of creation
circa 1967 - 1968
Level of archival description
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.
Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order.
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.