Rotman Residence, Toronto, Ontario (1995-1997)
Part of:
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • John MacIntosh Lyle (architect)
  • Joseph Rotman (client)

Rotman Residence, Toronto, Ontario (1995-1997)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 796 photographic material
    0.12 l.m. of textual records
    21 reprographic copies
    1 panel
Scope and content:
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's project for proposed improvements to the garden of the Rotman Residence on Forest Hill Road in Toronto, Ontario. Orberlander worked on this project in 1994. The Georgian style residence was originally design by architect John Lyle in 1924. As the residence was sited perpendicularly to the street, Oberlander's landscape concept was to create a series of garden from the street to the back of the property, which included terraces for entertaining at the front of the property, a rose garden and lawn for strolling. She also created a birch trees walk with ascending grass stairs. Oberlander was later commissioned in 1996-1997 to combine the existing garden with an extensionof the property after the acquisition of a lot next door by the owners of the residence. She extended the birch walk and created a oval-shaped lawn accessed through a wrought iron gate.

The project series also contains material related to later restorations to the garden, including an alteration to the garden in 2013 to improve the view from the living room.

The project series contains design development drawings, including landscape plans, planting plans, and grading plans, and also a landscape presentation drawing.The project is also documents through photographs of the landscaping, research material, correspondence with clients and contractors, concept notes by Oberlander, specifications, and meetings notes.
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Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Toronto Ontario Canada


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