Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York (1960-1962)
Dates of creation
1961 - 1970
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
134 drawings (including 132 reprographic copies)
0.001 l.m. of textual records
Scope and Content
This project series documents the Imperial Oil Ontario region office in North York, Ontario from 1960-1962. The office identified the project number as 6049.
This project consisted of a three-storey, 110,000 square foot building located at the corner of Don Mills Road and Eglington Avenue. The front entrance was accessed from a circular driveway off Wynford Drive, with parking lots on either side that held 330 vehicles. The basement level had storage rooms, machine and boiler rooms, a telephone switch gear room and shipping areas. The first floor included food service areas, offices, locker rooms, and a doctor's office complete with x-ray rooms, treatment areas and a quiet room for female employees, among others. The second floor contained administrative areas for accounting, data control and banking, while the third floor contained more offices. The building's frame consisted of a rectangular steel skeleton faced with concrete panels. The ground level was recessed 20 feet to allow for sidewalks around the building. Concrete columns at this level supported the upper two storeys. The landscaped surroundings include long, fountain-spotted reflecting pools. This project won the silver Massey Medal for Architecture in 1964, as well as an honourable distinction at the International Exhibition of Architects VIII Biennial of São Paula in 1965.
The project is recorded through drawings and textual records dating from 1961-1970. The drawings are mostly reprographic copies that include plans, sections, elevations, details, schedules and electrical, mechanical and structural drawings. The textual records consist of specifications originally arranged with the drawings.
Materials in this project series have been arranged by material type.
Related units of description
Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see:
AP018.S1.1954.PR01, Office Building for Imperial Oil Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario;
AP018.S1.1965.PR02, Imperial Oil Enterprises Ltd., Product Application and Technical Services Laboratory, Sarnia, Ontario;
AP018.S1.1977.PR01, Imperial Oil Limited, Feasibility Study, North York, Ontario.
Additional materials for this project are held at the University of Calgary in the John B. Parkin/NORR fonds.