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Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario (1982-1985)

Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario (1982-1985)

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People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Title

Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario (1982-1985)

Dates of creation

1982-1987

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 2042 photographic materials
  • Approximately 1706 drawings (including 1664 reprographic copies)
  • 4.425 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the design and construction of the Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena in Hamilton, Ontario from 1982-1985. The office identified the project number as 8207.

The project consisted of a 60,000 square foot exhibition hall and arena, which had a capacity of 18,000. Opening in November 1985, the building was designed to host sports events (primarily hockey) and concerts. The project was reported to have cost $42 million. Along with Parkin Partnership as the architecture firm, John C. Parkin’s engineering company Parkin Engineers Ltd. worked as structural engineers on the project.

The building, commissioned by the city of Hamilton, was officially called Copps Coliseum after the former Hamilton mayor, Victor Copps, who pushed for its creation throughout his career. In 2014, the name was changed to FirstOntario Centre.

The project is recorded through reprographic copies of construction drawings, research, construction and presentation photographs, and textual records dating from 1982-1987. The textual records show design research, client correspondence, contractor work, specifications, publicity, and financial records. Any original drawings for this project are arranged within the textual records.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1982.PR07

Arrangement

Materials in this project series was compiled from different accessions and/or arranged by material type.

Conditions governing reproduction

  • For materials from accession AR1997:0021 Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

Location

Hamilton Ontario Canada

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.001
    • Title: Box of design research and specifications, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1982-1986
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 50 reprographic copies
    • 8 photographic materials
    • 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.S1.1982.PR07.002
    • Title: A. Grant's working files, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This box contains client correspondence and specifications.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 photographic materials
    • Approximately 5 reprographic copies
    • 0.323 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.S1.1982.PR07.003
    • Title: A. Grant's working files, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1982-1986
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing client correspondence about specifications and newspaper clippings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 50 reprographic copies
    • Approximately 2 drawings
    • 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.S1.1982.PR07.004
    • Title: Project documentation, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1982-1986
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box consisting of specification books, press clippings, presentation booklets, reduced reprographic copies of the design, and construction photographs.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1181 photographic materials
    • Approximately 50 reprographic copies
    • 0.13 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright for materials in folders 07-09. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Folders 01-06:
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin
    Folders 07-09:
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.005
    • Title: Box of construction and design research photographs, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1982-1984
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 719 photographic materials

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.006
    • Title: Box of engineering design notes, mechanical specifications and soil report, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1982-1983
    • 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

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.007
    • Title: Box of engineering design notes, supplementary instructions and contemplated change orders, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1985
    • 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 100 reprographic copies
    • 0.315 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.008
    • Title: Box of contemplated change orders, specifications and disbursement authorizations, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1987
    • 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 450 reprographic copies
    • 0.355 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.009
    • Title: Project documentation, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1984-1987
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box consisting of disbursement authorizations, supplementary instructions, contemplated change orders and shop drawing correspondence.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 60 reprographic copies
    • 0.32 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.010
    • Title: Project documentation, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1985
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box consisting of specification books, contemplated change orders, supplementary instructions and schedules.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 250 reprographic copies
    • 0.3 l.m. of textual record

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.011
    • Title: Project documentation, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1987
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box consisting of specification books, contemplated change orders and concessions, supplementary instructions, and shop drawing correspondence with the contractors.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 5 reprographic copies 0.324 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.012
    • Title: Project documentation, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1987
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box consisting of contractor correspondence about construction details, site reviews, contemplated change orders, engineering design notes, and the final design report.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 30 reprographic copies
    • 4 photographic materials
    • 0.322 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.013
    • Title: Project documentation, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1982-1987
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box consisting of an executive report by the client, contractor financial records, contractor correspondence, site reviews, supplementary instructions, and disbursement authorizations.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 15 reprographic copies
    • 11 photographic materials
    • 0.322 cm textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.014
    • Title: Box of specifications, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983
    • 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 380 reprographic copies
    • 0.287 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.015
    • Title: Project documentation, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1987
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box consisting of presentation books with cost estimates, cost analysis records, Parkin's Hamilton office records, newspaper clippings, the client contract, contractor correspondence, presentation slides, construction photo negatives, and addendums.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 109 photographic materials
    • Approximately 40 reprographic copies
    • Approximately 40 drawings
    • 0.312 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.016
    • Title: Box of contemplated change orders, engineering design notes and supplementary instructions, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1984-1985
    • 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 60 reprographic copies
    • 0.15 l.m. of textual records

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.017
    • Title: Mechanical drawings, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 30 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 63 x 43 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.S1.1982.PR07.018
    • Title: Mechanical drawings, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983
    • 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: 63 x 43 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.S1.1982.PR07.019
    • Title: Construction plans, elevations and sections, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1984
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 124.5 x 84.5 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.S1.1982.PR07.020
    • Title: Fire alarm construction plans and details, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1986
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 42 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 124.5 x 84 cm

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Jennifer A.C. Parkin/
    Gift of Jennifer A.C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1982.PR07.021
    • Title: Framing construction plans, Hamilton Trade Centre and Arena, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1984
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 123 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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