Office building for J.D. Crashley, Site Investigation, Toronto (1973-1975)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
15 drawings (including 4 reprographic copies)
0.004 l.m. of textual records
Scope and Content
This project series documents a site investigation for an office for J. Douglas Crashley in downtown Toronto from 1973-1975. The project was identified as number 7314.
During this time, J. Douglas Crashley, a prominent Toronto entrepreneur, sought to develop a combined high-rise, low-rise office building in downtown Toronto. This project investigated possible sites in the CN Tower area to build that office tower. The project often refers to the Walker House, which was a 19th century hotel on the corner of York and Front Streets that developers hoped to demolish. This site, and sites next to the Toronto Convention Centre and CN Tower were also investigated. The proposed office building ranged from 25 to 40 storeys, with three levels of underground parking.
The project is recorded through drawings and textual records dating from 1973-1975. The drawings are mostly originals that show typical floor plans, sections, elevations and site plans, while the textual records include correspondence, a meeting report and drawing transmittals.