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The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto (1973-1975)

The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto (1973-1975)

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People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto (1973-1975)

Dates of creation

1972-1976

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 285 drawings (including 268 reprographic copies)
  • 10 photographic materials
  • 1.05 l.m. of textual records
  • 1 mounted work of art

Scope and Content

This project series documents the design and construction of the Toronto Sun building in downtown Toronto from 1973-1975. The office identified the project number as 7312.

This project consisted of a 97,000 square foot office building and press plant at 333 King Street East, spanning to Front, Ontario, and Berkley Streets. The design included spaces for administrative, editorial and publishing offices as well as a press hall, platemaking area, photo studio, mail room, roll storage and composing area. The printing and publishing side of the structure was designed to accomodate for further expansion, which occurred in the decade following its original construction. The total cost of the project was $3.7 million.

The project is recorded through drawings, photographs, textual records, and a project painting dating from 1972-1976. The drawings consist largely of reprographic copies of floor plans, elevations, landscaping, details and site plans, but some sketches are included. There are also presentation boards of floor plans and the design and construction schedule. The photographs show printing presses and press buildings. The textual records include correspondence, conference reports, interoffice letters, consultancy records, specifications, site reports, building and zoning records, financial records, tender documents, change orders, contract data, deficiency lists and supplementary instructions. Box AP018.S1.1973.PR12.007 contains an index to the textual records, which was created by the office.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1973.PR12

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order and/or arranged by material type. Some materials were arranged to reflect the original classification created by the office.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • File AP018.S1.1982.PR07.004 (folder 07) in this fonds also contains photo negatives for this project. File AP018.S1.1973.PR12.003 in this project series also contains drawings from the project series AP018.S1.1976.PR05, also described in this fonds. Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1973.PR24, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Detailed Layouts, Toronto; AP018.S1.1974.PR05, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Interiors, Toronto; AP018.S1.1976.PR05, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Functional Planning, Toronto; AP018.S1.1976.PR12, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Extension of Mezzanine Floor, Toronto; AP018.S1.1976.PR25, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Alterations and Press Hall Extension, Toronto; AP018.S1.1978.PR01, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Edmonton Sun Plant Facility, Edmonton, Alberta; AP018.S1.1978.PR10, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Office Addition, Toronto; AP018.S1.1978.PR12, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Alteration to Existing Facilities, Toronto; AP018.S1.1979.PR07, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Press Line No. 2 Addition, Toronto; AP018.S1.1979.PR09, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Existing Building, Toronto; AP018.S1.1981.PR18, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Alterations to Press Hall, Toronto; AP018.S1.1982.PR05, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Alterations to Press Hall, D Press, Toronto.

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR12.001
    • Title: Interior partition floor plans, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • 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: 125 x 85 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.S1.1973.PR12.002
    • Title: Floor plans and elevations, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 reprographic copes

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 125 x 85 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.S1.1973.PR12.003
    • Title: Sketch plans, elevations, details, landscaping and exterior perspectives, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 41 x 21 cm Sheet (largest): 84 x 55 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:

    018-207-14

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR12.004
    • Title: Floor plans, sections, layouts and site plans, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1974-1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 18 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 125 x 85 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.S1.1973.PR12.005
    • Title: Revised landscaping proposal, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • 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: 71 x 54 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.S1.1973.PR12.006
    • Title: Elevations, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, 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:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 125 x 85 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.S1.1973.PR12.007
    • Title: Project documentation, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing correspondence, conference reports, interoffice letters, consultancy records and contractor specifications.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 11 reprographic copies
    • 0.324 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.S1.1973.PR12.008
    • Title: Project documentation, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1974-1976
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing contractor specifications with shop drawings, site reports, building and zoning records, cost estimates, tender documents, inspection reports and change orders.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 50 reprographic copies
    • 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.S1.1973.PR12.009
    • Title: Box of change orders, supplementary instructions and certificates of payment, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1974-1975
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.325 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.S1.1973.PR12.010
    • Title: Project documentation, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1975
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing contract data, contractor records, meeting reports, job site reports, deficiency lists, specifications and detail drawings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 156 reprographic copies
    • 0.074 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:

    018-186-01 to 08

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR12.011
    • Title: Toronto Sun printing presses correspondence, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 photographs
    • 2 reprographic copies
    • 0.005 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:

    018-216-24

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR12.012
    • Title: Business information report, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    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:

    018-216-25

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR12.013
    • Title: Research, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1973
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    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:

    018-216-26

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR12.014
    • Title: Plans, sections and elevations, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 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.S1.1973.PR12.015
    • Title: Presentation board of project painting by Dawson, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1973
    • Form: works of art
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 mounted work of art

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 82 x 62 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:

    018-240-06

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR12.016
    • Title: Presentation boards of floor plans, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 mounted reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet:102 x 77 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:

    018-238-04

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1973.PR12.017
    • Title: Presentation board of design and construction schedule, The Toronto Sun Publishing Limited, Press Plant and Office Building, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 mounted reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet:102 x 77 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:

    018-221-04

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