The Westnor Development Project, North York, Ontario (1991-1997)
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  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

The Westnor Development Project, North York, Ontario (1991-1997)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 849 drawings (including reprographic copies)
    1 painting
Scope and content:
This project series documents planning for the Westnor Development Project, later called Wittington Place, in North York, Ontario from 1991-1997. The office identified the project number as 9106.

This project consisted of a competition entry to develop the area above Highway 401 next to Yonge Street. The large plot of land would be a mix of residential, retail, hotel, office and outdoor spaces. The competition also called for the creation of a sports arena, Canada Coliseum, to be used for professional basketball and hockey. This entry was proposed by New York based firm Ehrenkrantz Eckstut and Whitelaw Architects, working with KPMB, among others.[1] The development was to be carried out in multiple phases, divided by city blocks. The drawings present different schemes for this development, most of which include a large park at its centre. This project was never built.

The project is recorded through drawings and a site plan painting dating from 1991-1997. The large part of these drawings are originals and include sketches, model drawings, site plans and surveys, elevations, sections, perspectives and axonometric drawings. These drawings focus primarily on the development of the area as a whole and less on individual buildings.

[1] Mark Osbaldeston, Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have Been (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2001), 160.
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions and some have been arranged by material type.

North York Toronto Ontario Canada


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