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Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto (1978-1981)

Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto (1978-1981)

Part of

People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto (1978-1981)

Dates of creation

1976-1981

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 117 drawings (including 84 reprographic copies)
  • 21 photographs
  • 0.58 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Ontario Congress and Trade Centre in Toronto from 1978-1980. The office identified the project number as 7807.

This project consisted of the investigation of building a congress and trade centre on Front Street West. The project proposed a 519,500 square foot building with a 200,000 square foot exhibition hall that could be divided for smaller events. The building would also contain a multiuse hall, theatres, meeting rooms, offices, food and beverage facilities, and a 1300 car parking area. The project was proposed to cost around $73 million. The project is also referred to as the Toronto Convention Centre or Ontario Convention Centre. The majority of the textual documentation shows the controversial debate over whether the centre should be built, including numerous press clippings that highlight the issue. It should be noted that Congress Centre and Convention Centre are used interchangeably in the materials. Eventually, this project contract was given to another architectural firm and today is known as the Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre.

The project is recorded through drawings and textual records dating from 1976-1981. The drawings largely show designs for the proposed building and site plans. The textual records include correspondence, meeting minutes, interoffice memos, project proposals, feasibility reports, press clippings on the project and on other convention centres, research documentation on other convention centres, documentation on a proposed hotel to be built on the centre and promotional materials.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1978.PR05

Arrangement

Material from this project series have been kept in their original order and/or arranged by material type.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1972.PR02, Convention Centre for Metropolitan Toronto, Feasibility Study, Toronto.

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1978.PR05.001
    • Title: Floor plans, sections and elevation, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 drawings

    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.S1.1978.PR05.002
    • Title: Site plan, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 83 x 123 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.S1.1978.PR05.003
    • Title: Perspective, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 61 x 92 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.S1.1978.PR05.004
    • Title: Site plans, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 71 x 105 cm Sheet (largest): 74 x114 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.S1.1978.PR05.005
    • Title: Perspective, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 62 x 61 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.S1.1978.PR05.006
    • Title: Sketches, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 47 x 25 cm Sheet (largest): 117 x 46 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

    Folder Number:

    018-245-02

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1978.PR05.007
    • Title: Property data maps prepared by the City of Toronto, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 107 x 92 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.S1.1978.PR05.008
    • Title: Sketches, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 83 x 25 cm Sheet (largest): 109 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.S1.1978.PR05.009
    • Title: Site and floor plans, sections and elevations, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 reprographic copies, some with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 56 x 46 cm Sheet (largest): 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.S1.1978.PR05.010
    • Title: Site plan schemes, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 62 x 42 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.S1.1978.PR05.011
    • Title: Project documentation, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1976-1981
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing correspondence, meeting minutes, interoffice memos, project proposals, feasibility reports, press clippings on the project and on other convention centres, research documentation on other convention centres, documentation on a proposed hotel to be built on the centre, promotional materials, and drawings including master plans and site plans.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 50 reprographic copies
    • 0.22 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:

    018-346-08 to 28

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1978.PR05.012
    • Title: Project documentation, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1976-1981
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing correspondence, meeting minutes, press clippings on the project and on other convention centres, and research documentation on other convention centres.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 photographs
    • Approximately 5 reprographic copies
    • Approximately 1 drawing
    • 0.32 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

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1978.PR05.013
    • Title: Site selection records and economic report, Ontario Congress and Trade Centre, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1977-1979
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 5 reprographic copies
    • 0.04 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:

    018-355-01 to 02

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