Tip Top Tailors Competition, Toronto (1994)
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  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Tip Top Tailors Competition, Toronto (1994)



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Extent and medium:
  • 317 drawings (including 12 reprographic copies)
    3 paintings
Scope and content:
This project series documents a competition entry for the Tip Top Tailors building on Lake Shore Boulevard in Toronto in 1994. The office identified the project number as 9402.

This project, headed by Bruce Kuwabara, consisted of a proposal for a new, mixed-use development on the site behind the iconic Tip Top Tailors building, originally built in the 1920s. Situated on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, the main tower of the development would have a boat shaped silhouette to reflect its nautical surroundings. The base would consist of office, retail and communal spaces, while the tower would hold residential apartments, a restaurant and health club. The project also proposed renovations to the existing building, including the addition of three penthouse floors clad in metal and glass and back from the other levels to respect the character of the existing concrete building. In total, 382,390 square feet of new construction was proposed along with 258,170 square feet of renovations and additions. This competition entry was never realized.

The project is recorded through drawings and presentation paintings dating from on or around 1994. The drawings are mostly originals and include sketches, presentation drawings, plans, elevations and perspectives.
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions and some have been arranged by material type.

Toronto Ontario Canada


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