Art Gallery of Ontario, Demolition of 246 and 248 Simcoe Street, Toronto (1973-1974)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
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.
Materials in this project series were left 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.S1.1975.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.