Scarborough Community Complex, Scarborough, Ontario (1993-1996)
Part of:
  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)
  • Patrick T. Y. Chan (architect)
  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Scarborough Community Complex, Scarborough, Ontario (1993-1996)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 1016 drawings (including reprographic copies)
    1 serial
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Scarborough Community Complex in Scarborough, Ontario from 1993-1996. The office identified the project number as 9311.

This project, headed by Bruce Kuwabara in joint-venture with Patrick T. Chan, consisted of a multi-building complex on the corner of Progress and Sheppard Avenues. The project was formerly known as the Chinese Community Centre, which was the prominent building on the site. The Complex's main entrance, located on the site's interior, was highlighted by the Festival Plaza and Festival Court, whose octagonal shape was a nod to the eight essential strokes of Chinese calligraphy. The Festival Court led both to the Chinese Community Centre and a building with a public library and multi-purpose spaces (commonly referred to in the drawings as the Scarborough Community Complex). The Chinese Community Centre had a Festival Hall at it's entrance with wood and custom light fixtures that referred to Chinese craft techniques. This project also planned for vast Chinese gardens around the buildings, a large theatre building and a school at the south-end of the site.

The project is recorded through drawings and a magazine publication on the finished project dating from 1992-1996. The drawings are mostly originals and include sketches, presentation drawings, plans, elevations, sections, perspectives and construction drawings. At least eleven schemes were investigated through these drawings.
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions and some were arranged by material type.

Scarborough Ontario Canada


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