IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario (1965-1967)
Part of:
  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)
  • John B. Parkin Associates (architectural firm)
  • John Cresswell Parkin (architect)

IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario (1965-1967)


circa 1967 - 1968

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 66 drawings (all reprographic copies)
    1 mounted photograph
Scope and content:
This project series documents the IBM headquarters building in North York, Ontario from 1965-1967. The office identified the project number as 6511.
This project consisted of a U-shaped building located at the top of a ravine at 1150 Eglington Avenue East, on the same property as the IBM plant. The building was brick clad with bronze-tinted windows to reduce heat and glare from the sun. Planning also began for an extension of the headquarters at this time. The headquarters was a mixed-level building with four-storeys at its tallest. The building was included on Toronto's heritage registry in 2006, but a proposal to redevelop the site was submitted for consideration in 2018.
The project is recorded through reprographic copies of drawings dating from 1968, which consist of a set of as built plans, sections, elevations, details and layouts. Also included in the project series is a mounted presentation photograph of the finished building exterior.
Reference number:


Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order.

North York Ontario Canada

Related units of description:
  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1968.PR04, IBM Plant Expansion Program, North York, Ontario; AP018.S1.1970.PR01; IBM Headquarters Building, Addition, North York, Ontario; AP018.S1.1976.PR24, IBM Headquarters Building, Roof Repairs, North York, Ontario; AP018.S1.1977.PR06, IBM Headquarters Building, Building Maintenance Program, North York, Ontario. Additional materials for this project are held at the University of Calgary in the John B. Parkin/NORR fonds.

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