Victoria University Student Housing, Toronto (1987-1992)
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  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Victoria University Student Housing, Toronto (1987-1992)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 274 drawings
Scope and content:
This project subseries documents student housing for Victoria University in Toronto from 1987-1992. The office identified the project number as 18723.
This project, headed by Bruce Kuwabara, consisted of an 8 floor building, with 57 apartments, designed to house 220 students. Located next to Victoria University, part of the University of Toronto, the housing was comprised of units ranging from 1-4 bedrooms. The L-shaped building was 8,646 square metres in size and had two levels of parking that could hold 155 vehicles. The top storeys of the building were gradually set back at each successive level, creating a pyramid-style top, clad in aluminum panelling. The lower levels had facades of red brick, banded with darker red brick, and intermittent with grey brick in a similar pattern. Limestone banding was also used, as well as limestone panelling around the west entrance which continued skyward to create a limestone chimney. This building is now known as Rowell Jackman Hall.
The project is recorded through drawings dating from 1987-1992. These include sketches, elevations, plans, perspectives and isometrics.
This project was designed simultaneously with the Victoria University Hotel (see project subseries AP056.S1.1987.PR06.SS1). These two projects have been arranged in two subseries because their project numbers and the site plans and surveys for each project overlap. Some sketches in this project subseries show the Victoria University Hotel building. These two project subseries should be viewed together.
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Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order and some have been 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.SS1, Victoria University Hotel, Toronto.

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