Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough, Ontario (1972)
Part of:
  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, People Mover System, Scarborough, Ontario (1972)


1972 - 1973

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 29 drawings (including reprographic copies)
    0.02 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series documents a proposal for a People Mover System for the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo in 1972. The office identified the project number as 7224.
The project was a transportation system for the zoo, which required a guideway be built without disrupting the zoo's terrain as well as ensuring that the fences were out of passenger view. Parkin Architects Planners' worked with the engineering firm M.M. Dillion Limited and were in conversation with Boeing to build the vehicle for the system.
The project is recorded through several topographic drawings showing the proposed design for the tracks, also included is a file of correspondence, mostly with M.M. Dillion Limited and Boeing, as well a file of notes and photocopies of drawings for the passenger vehicle. A letter in the correspondance file suggests that Parkin Architects Planners where not choosen to build this project.
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Materials in this project series have been compiled from different accessions and/or arranged by material type.

Scarborough Ontario Canada

Related units of description:
  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1974.PR03, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, Service Building, Scarborough; AP018.S1.1974.PR12, Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, Contract Administration, Scarborough

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