Art Gallery of Ontario, Room Barricades for the Grange, Toronto (1982)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
Approximately 25 drawings (including 15 reprographic copies)
0.002 l.m. of textual records
Scope and Content
This project series documents the implementation of room barricades in the Grange mansion at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto in 1982. The office identified the project number as 8204.
This project consisted of the addition of railings to rooms in the Grange in order to facilitate the flow of patrons through the house. The Grange is a nineteenth century mansion that makes up part of the AGO. Beginning in 1969, Parkin’s firm was hired as the head architects for the AGO’s massive expansion program that would span more than a decade. This is one project relating to the expansion of the art gallery. It should be noted that while AGO project contracts were originally given to John B. Parkin Associates, John C. Parkin continued the project under his new firm, Parkin Architects Planners, after parting ways with partner John B. Parkin in 1971.
The project is recorded through drawings and textual records from 1982 including correspondence and invoices.
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.S1.1969.PR01, Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stage I Expansion, Toronto
AP018.S1.1969.PR04, Art Gallery of Ontario, The Master Plan, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1970.PR07, Art Gallery of Ontario, Existing Building, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1971.PR10, Art Gallery of Ontario, Custom Built Furniture, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1971.PR11, Art Gallery of Ontario, Furnishings and Equipment, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1972.PR08, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stage II Expansion, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1973.PR04, Art Gallery of Ontario, Demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1975.PR08, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stage III Expansion, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1976.PR26, Art Gallery of Ontario, Education Offices Furnishings, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1979.PR02, Art Gallery of Ontario, Renovations to Restaurant and Kitchen, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1979.PR06, Art Gallery of Ontario, Provisions for King Tutankhamun Exhibit, Toronto;
AP018.S1.1984.PR02, Art Gallery of Ontario, Conservation Expansion, Toronto.