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Toronto, Toronto Ballet Opera House

Photographs of the winning design for the 1987 competition to design a combined opera and ballet performance space for the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company. A plot of land at the corner of Bay and Wellesley Streets in Toronto was donated by Ontario Premier Bill Davis and the buildings were demolished. In 1992, the new Premier Bob Rae cancelled the project due to excessive cost. The land was sold to commerical developers. The 'Opera Place' condominiums now occupy the location. In 2002 a new competition was launched with substantial funding from the Four Seasons hotel chain, and the house opened with a more modest design based on European opera houses in 2006 at the corner of Queen Street and University Avenue.

Rosenthal, Steve

Toronto, Toronto Design Centre

Illustration of a 5600 square metre showroom for interior design and contract furnishings, with a 2-storey granite and glass entry lobby, a landscaped inner courtyard and a 185 square metre exhibition space.

Toronto, Hilton Hotel

Architect's model for a hotel tower on the South side of Queen Street, situated across from Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall. Published in an article in Canadian Architect magazine indicating this was the winning design. The location is now home to the Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel.

Jowett, Roger

Toronto, Toronto French School

Photographs of the exterior of a three-storey brick school building with bay windows located at 101 Mildenhall Road in the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto. A piece of paper adhered to the verso of one of the photographs gives details of the building's submission to the OMRC Annual Design Awards in 1971. A loose paper gives details of a Merit Award received (possibly OMRC). An excerpt from the jury report: "Located on a difficult by very beautiful site in a well established residential part of Toronto,... The Jury felt that the architects had succeeded in creating with the simplest forms of construction and the most economical finishes interior and exterior environments conducive to the learning process, to a feeling of well-being and to a greater awareness of the empathy that can and should exist between student and the natural world."

Panda/Croydon Associates

Toronto, Cityscape

View of the city skyline from one of the Toronto Island docks. A sailboat and harbourplane are visible in the picture.This image was featured in an article discussing outdoor spaces in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Legg Brothers Ltd.

Toronto, Queen's Quay Terminal building

Exterior views of terminal building after conversion to multi-purpose building, from the water and interior views of south atrium with shopping concourse. One architectural drawing with caption: Architectural rendering of Terminal Warehouse façade when Queen's Quay Terminal at York is completed. One reprint of a newspaper photo of the terminal building when still in use as railroad terminal and offices of CN Rail.

Spalding-Smith, Fiona

Toronto Stock Exchange building

Photograph of a model design proposed for the redevelopment of the old stock exchange building. The design included a tower with 13 storeys of office space and 11 storeys of condominiums. The design was never implemented, and instead the Ernst & Yonge Tower was constructed on the site.

Toronto West Dentention Centre

Photograph of an illustration for a proposed addition to the centre, with an artist's signature in the lower right corner: P. Liang '83. Photographs of the main portion of the building were printed in the February 1978 issue of Canadian Architect magazine, and the original architects were Moffat, Moffat and Kinoshita Architects.

The Towne

Exterior views of a high-rise apartment building with concrete balconies, and one photograph of the model. One photograph of the streetcorner (in colour) shows a 3-dimensional geometrical sign.

Panda/Croydon Associates

Travel office

Interior views of an unidentified travel agency office, showing hallyways, reception areas and offices. Example of a renovation of a linear space. Some glazed walls and brightly painted trim.

Leith, Ian

Trinity Square park

Photographs of design drawings showing the church and proposed park, with details of the arches and fountain. One photograph of the area before landscaping.

Trolley restaurant

Photographs of the exterior of a trolley streetcar built into a glass enclosure on the side of a building, operated as a restaurant. A TTC streetar can be seen exiting the station adjacent to the restaurant in one of the photographs. An article on the interior decoration was published in the May 1980 issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

Applied Photography Ltd.

United Rubber Workers of America building

Photograph of the exterior of a low-rise office building at night. Office has a large decorative concrete mural above the main entrance designed by Don Wallace, Primavera Design Group, and the related article in Canadian Architect magazine discusses the creation, shipment and installation of this piece.

Panda Associates Photography

Clintwood co-operative

Photograph of a low-rise residential co-operative housing complex located at 1974 Victoira Park Avenue in Toronto. A piece of paper adhered to the verso of the photograph gives deails of the 1962 CHDC National Award competition for Multiple housing.

Newton, Neil

Village Terraces

Illustration of a housing complex with brick high-rise tower and townhouses, constructed at 260 Heath Street West in Toronto.

Canadian Architect

Eastern section, Gardiner Expressway, concept drawings

Illustrations showing an idealized reconstruction of the section of the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard, crossing the Don Valley Parkway and extending to the waterfront. Drawings include mixed-use infills under the Gardiner (with the existing Lakeshore roadway relocated south toward the water), and the creation of a Garden Boulevard to the east with commercial uses on either side. Ponds, lakes and fountains are inserted along the shoreline. The designs were commissioned as part of an OAA Charrette, and the images were published in the July 1987 issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

West Park vocational school

Photographs of the interior of a technical school showing students in classrooms and the gymnasium, as well as hallways with wood-panneled walls. Two exterior views of the brick building, one showing a raised concrete walkway at the second storey.

100 Yonge street, Toronto

Architectural elevation, showing 100 Yonge Street and neighbouring skyscrapers. Central structure is designed as a 17-storey tower with granite clad pre-cast concrete panels.

West End YMCA

Renovations to the pool and gymnasium in the West End YMCA located at 931 College Street in Toronto. Brick, 3 storey exterior with rooftop play area.

York Square

Exterior views of the shopping arcade and central courtyard located at 148 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto, with details of staircases, windows, brickwork, enclosed and rooftop café areas, shops signs such as: J.W. Shoe Designs, The Albertine, Just Jane and The Book Cellar. This complex was a finalist for a Massey Medal for Architecture in 1970.

N. & H. Studio

St. Lawrence neighbourhood, Toronto - MISSING

Aerial views of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, a group of townhouses clustered around interior loop roads buffered from adjacent traffic arteries by higher density apartments containing street level retail arcades and with a linear promenade park strip along its entire length. The images were reproduced in an article on the St. Lawrence neighbourhood in the June 1981 issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

Ernest Thompson Seton Park, Toronto

View of a bridge in the park. Photograph is stamped on the back: "This is the property of Raymond Moriyama, Architect." E. T. Seton Park is located in the Central Don area of the West Don River valley, south of Eglinton Avenue East. The parkland was acquired from the Flemingdon Development Corporation in the 1960's for the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, which was eventually built in the Rouge Valley. Beginning July 1, 1965, the Province of Ontario leased the north-east corner of the park from the former Metropolitan Toronto for ninety-nine years to operate the Ontario Science Centre.

London, Lloyds building

Small photograph adhered to clear plastic showing exterior of a skyscraper, sometimes referred to as the "Inside-Out Building" because many of its pipes and conduits are exterior to the building. The building was the topic of a critique of office buildings with exposed structures in the February 1987 issue of Canadian Architect magazine titled "Exposing High Tech". The Llyod's building is sometimes

Metropolitan Central YMCA

Photographs of the interior and exterior of the pink brick building, designed as a series of 5 separate buildings. Views include a theatre with hardwood and granite floors, hallways, stairwells, an indoor pool area with coffered ceiling, outdoor track, and aerial views of the building.

Spalding-Smith, Fiona

Toronto, 250/260/270 Queen's Quay West

Photoprint of model buildings. 1 photograph is airview of the constructed buildings. Verso: The Canadian Architect Magazine 1985 Award of Exellence to James A. Murray, Norman Hotson, Alfred C. Roberts. B&W. photograph of the buildings and York Quay Park at lake Ontario.

Spalding-Smith, Fiona

OAA Model

Images of the model for the former Ontario Association of Architects headquarters at 50 Park Road Toronto, Ontario. The modernist building was designed by John C. Parkin, and served as the home of the OAA from the building's completion in 1954 until 1992. The building is now occupied by DTAH, a landscape design company.

Canadian Architect

Windsor, City Hall

Photograph of the front entrance of the 1906 city hall, with the edges of two cars visible on either side of the image dating the picture much earlier than the reprint - probably 1930s.

Ottawa, National Arts Centre

Exterior views of concrete theatre building during construction and upon completion. Folder also includes interior views of auditorium seating, hanging glass sculptures by William Martin, lobby, and stairwells. The National Arts Centre received the 1971 Design Canada Concrete Awards Program Award of Excellence: "A fine concept on a difficult and restrictive site...splendid functional and space planning with a pleasing relationship to people...an outstanding example of in-situ and precast concrete work used together structurally and as a cladding."

Jowett, Roger

Bruce Etherington: Toronto-Dominion Bank

Photographs of architects participating in the planning proces for a new branch of the Toronto-Dominion Bank in Mississauga. Persons pictured are: A. Bruce Etherington, Harry Waring, Robert McCague (office manager and spec. writer), Valentin Petschar and Edmond Ruud (draftsmen), Mrs. Rosa Teshima (secretary).

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