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Art Gallery of Ontario, Demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, Toronto (1973-1974)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, Toronto (1973-1974)

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People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

Art Gallery of Ontario, Demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, Toronto (1973-1974)

Dates of creation

1973-1974

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 2 drawings (reprographic copies)
  • 0.012 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the demolition of two buildings for the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto from 1973-1974. The office identified the project number as 7304.

This project consisted of the demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, two buildings next to the Art Gallery of Ontario. The buildings were demolished to make space for a new parking lot. 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 textual records consisting of specifications, financial records, correspondence, inspection reports, and office drawing transmittal forms dating from 1973-1974. Two drawings within the textual records also show the site plan for the demolition.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1973.PR04

Arrangement

Materials in this project series were left in their original order.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

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.S1.1975.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.S1.1982.PR04, Art Gallery of Ontario, Room Barricades for the Grange, Toronto; AP018.S1.1984.PR02, Art Gallery of Ontario, Conservation Expansion, Toronto.

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR04.001
    • Title: Specifications, Art Gallery of Ontario, Demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy
    • 0.01 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

    Folder Number:

    018-214-01

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR04.002
    • Title: Inspection reports, correspondence, financial records and drawing transmittals, Art Gallery of Ontario, Demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1974
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy
    • 0.002 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

    Folder Number:

    018-214-02

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