Victoria University Hotel, Toronto (1987-1988)
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  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Victoria University Hotel, Toronto (1987-1988)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 330 drawings (including reprographic copies)
    1 model
Scope and content:
This project series documents the design of the Victoria University Hotel in Toronto from 1987-1988. The office identified the project numbers as 18723 and 18725.
This project, headed by Bruce Kuwabara, consisted of a proposed nine floor hotel with 22,000 square metres of space. Located at the corner of Charles Street and St. Thomas Streets, the hotel contained a lobby, bar, restaurant, kitchen, and meeting rooms on the ground floor, with a mezzanine for additional meeting rooms directly above it. The other floors were proposed to hold between 274-320 rooms, including a penthouse with its own bar, kitchen and meeting rooms. Three levels of underground parking were also proposed, holding between 183-220 vehicles. The L-shaped building integrated old houses that already existed along Charles Street, into its facade. Houses along St. Thomas Street were to be left as separate buildings, with the L shape wrapping around them. This project was never realized.
The project is recorded through drawings and a project model dating from 1986-1990. The drawings include sketches, surveys and area plans, floor plans, elevations, perspectives, sections and details.
This project was designed simultaneously with the Victoria University Student Housing across the street (see project subseries AP056.S1.1987.PR06.SS2). These two projects have been arranged in two subseries because their project numbers and the site plans and surveys for each project overlap. The housing project was assigned the project number 19723, the same number as materials for this hotel project. It may be that the architects separated the two projects later on, assigning a second project number, 18725, to this hotel project. These two project subseries should be viewed together.
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Materials in this project subseries were compiled from multiple accessions and some were arranged by material type.

Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description:
  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP056.S1.1987.PR06.SS2, Victoria University Student Housing, Toronto.

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