Minaki Lodge, Renovations, Minaki, Ontario (1974-1977)
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  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Minaki Lodge, Renovations, Minaki, Ontario (1974-1977)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 413 drawings (including 316 reprographic copies)
    23 photographic materials
    0.59 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series documents renovations to the Minaki Lodge in Minaki, Ontario from 1974-1977. The office identified the project number as 7422.
The Minaki Lodge, owned by the Government of Ontario at the time of this project, was located on the banks of the Winnipeg River and was originally built in 1914 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The site included an X-shaped main lodge, a motor lodge and power house, a ski chalet and Holst Point on a nearby island. This project, which was phase I of the work, consisted of renovations to the main lodge including a complete reimagining of the interior layouts and the addition of a new convention hall and approximately 200 new guest rooms. This project mainly consisted of work on the interior layouts, while work for the additions continued under a new project number assigned by the office (see project series AP018.S1.1974.PR18 in this fonds).
Drawings in this project series include drawings of the building before this project, at several points in its history. Originals and reprographic copies from 1945 were prepared by architect John Schofield for the Canadian National Railways. Reprographic copies of drawings dating from 1925-1930 were prepared by the Canadian National Railways. Reprographic copies from 1972 were prepared by architect Jack M. Ross.
The project is recorded through drawings, photographs and textual records dating primarily from 1974-1977. There are originals of drawings from 1925-1926 prepared by the Canadian National Railways for a different project. The photographs show the building before this project commenced. The textual records include correspondence, conference and site reports, interoffice letters, consultancy files, zoning documentation, financial records, tender documents, change orders, design notes, specifications and supplementary instructions.
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Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order and/or arranged by material type.

Minaki Ontario Canada

Related units of description:
  • Files in this project series also contain materials for other project series in this fonds: AP018.S1.1974.PR13, Minaki Lodge, Redevelopment, Minaki, Ontario. Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1974.PR13, Minaki Lodge, Redevelopment, Minaki, Ontario; AP018.S1.1974.PR18, Minaki Lodge, New Building, Minaki, Ontario. The Archives of Ontario also holds materials related to the Minaki Lodge.

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