Art Gallery of Ontario, Conservation Expansion, Toronto (1984)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
Approximately 177 drawings (including 176 reprographic copies)
46 photographic materials
2 material samples
0.096 l.m. of textual records
Scope and Content
This project series documents the expansion of the conservation labs at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto from 1984-1985. The office identified the project number as 8404.
This project consisted of the addition of 2200 square feet of space to the conservation labs at the gallery. This space included a new inpainting studio for painting conservation, a paper conservation lab, and a matting and framing room for prints and drawings. 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, construction photographs, building material samples and textual records dating from 1984-1985. The textual records consist of specifications, contractor correspondence and reports, invoices, and change orders.
Materials in this project series have been compiled from different accessions.
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.S1.1982.PR04, Art Gallery of Ontario, Room Barricades for the Grange, Toronto.