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Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York (1960-1962)

Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York (1960-1962)

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People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)
  • John Cresswell Parkin (architect)
  • John B. Parkin Associates (architectural firm)

Title

Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York (1960-1962)

Dates of creation

1961 - 1970

Level of archival description

Project

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.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1960.PR02

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been arranged by material type.

Location

North York Ontario Canada

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.

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1960.PR02.001
    • Title: Electrical and mechanical drawings, Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York
    • Dates of creation: 1961 - 1963
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 28 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 124 x 84 cm

    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

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1960.PR02.002
    • Title: Plans, sections, elevations, details, schedules and structural drawings, Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York
    • Dates of creation: 1961 - 1962
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 32 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 124 x 84 cm

    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

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1960.PR02.003
    • Title: Landscaping, roof, drainage and floor plans, and elevations, Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York
    • Dates of creation: 1962
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 reprographic copies with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 59 x 35 cm Sheet (largest): 122 x 82 cm

    Physical Description:

    These drawings are torn. Handling should be limited.

    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

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1960.PR02.004
    • Title: Site plan and bench and planter box details, Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York
    • Dates of creation: 1962
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 64 x 56 cm Sheet (largest): 106 x 56 cm

    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

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1960.PR02.005
    • Title: Set of construction plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules and structural, mechanical and electrical drawings, Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 64 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 124 x 82 cm

    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

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1960.PR02.006
    • Title: Specifications, Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York
    • Dates of creation: circa 1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    These specifications were originally found with file AP018.S1.1960.PR02.005.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.001 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:

    018-220-07

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