North and Central America

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1000001 Map of North and Central America

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4953 Archival description results for North and Central America

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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.

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.

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.

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

McDonald's restaurant

Interior views of a the renovated fast-food restaurant space, with red marble and tan, red and green chairs, mirrored staircases and large windows. One exterior view of the restaurant sign.

Spalding-Smith, Fiona

Market Square condominiums

Exterior views of the mid-rise condominium complex in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, with central courtyard and street-level shopping arcade. One interior view of shopping concourse and one aerial view of area prior to development.

Hylands residence

Interior and exterior views of a house renovation. The tall Victorian home was clad in grey shingle and pale wood, and the interior space was opened up and rounded statement walls painted green complement exposed metal piping. Views of dining room, kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom.

Homeworld Mega Centre

Architect's model of the building. Sticker on back of photograph reads: Model of the Homeworld mega centre in Metropolitan Toronto, looking north towards Highway 401. The semi-translucent fibreglass dome will measure 240X240 feet and soar 120 feet from ground level. Photo credit: Zeidler Roberts Partnership/ Architects. Information: 416 968 2100."

Harbour Castle Hilton

Photographs of the interior of the Cabana Executive Suite, featuring a marble-finished bathroom. The is hotel located at 1 Harbour Square in Toronto and was purchased by the Westin hotel chain in 1987, then renamed the Westin Harbour Castle. The hotel was also featured in the December 1986 issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

Centre section, Gardiner Expressway, concept drawings

Illustrations showing an idealized reconstruction of the section of the Gardiner Expressway in the downtown core of the city, extending to the waterfront. Drawings include the reversal of the positions for the elevated Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard, and improved the major east-west traffic routes through the area. The designs were commissioned as part of an OAA Charrette, and the images were published in the July 1987 issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

ChumCity building

Interior and exterior views of the City TV building at the corner of Queen and John streets in Toronto, with interior views of the main floor and production areas. One illustration of the building dated November 1986. Details of the stonework on the original Gothic Revival office building are visible.

CityPlace

Photograph of a scale model of the 80 acre CityPlace development inserted into an aerial photo of Toronto's skyline. Developed by CN Real Estate, CityPlace is bounded by Front Street, Lakeshore Blvd., Bathurst Street and CN Tower Lands and includes Toronto's new Domed Stadium (Rogers Centre/ SkyDome). (Text taken from sticker on verso of photograph.)

Amsterdam Café, Toronto

Interior views of the eating area of a café and restaurant in the York Quay Centre at Toronto's Harbourfront Park. Materials inlcude rough sawn, bleached wood, glazed steel sash and textured rubber flooring, enhanced by batiked cotton and sailcloth banners for a nautical effect. Photographs and contact prints adhered to lined 8 1/2 x 11 notepaper. The images were printed in the Sept 1980 issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

Applied Photography Ltd.

95 Wellington street west, Toronto

Illustrations of the office building at 95 Wellington Street West, and one photograph of the site plan. Stamp on verso of photographs gives the architectural firm as Pellow Architect. The building is part of the Toronto-Dominion Centre complex in downtown Toronto.

70 University avenue, Toronto

1 photograph of the exterior of the office building and another of the interior lobby area. The interior view has been cut and adhered to a clear plastic backing, and bears the photographer's stamp for Applied Photography Ltd.

Applied Photography Ltd.

Steinbach, Manitoba Mennonite museum

Folder contains 4 photographs of the exterior of a red barn, one with doors open showing a trolley car stored inside, and one wide shot showing a brown and white windmill in the foreground. The black and white photograph is a close shot of the barn with doors open showing a trolley car.

Canadian Architect

Pantages Theatre

Two archival photographs of the hall and auditorium, taken of the Pantages ca. 1920 and detail photographs of the theatre's restoration in 1989, including plaster mouldings and frescos. The cover image from the October 1989 issue (also of the Pantages Theatre ceiling) is not present in the file.

Spalding-Smith, Fiona

Western section, Gardiner Expressway, concept drawings

Illustrations showing an idealized reconstruction of the section of the Gardiner Expressway between Bathurst Street and Sunnyside Pavilion (near the base of Parkside Drive), extending to the waterfront. Drawings include the addition of a new waterfront park, viewing platforms hung under the raised expressway, Front Street is extended to the west, and an amusement pier at Sunnyside. The designs were commissioned as part of an OAA Charrette, and the images were published in the July 1987 issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

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.

Vancouver, Hornby Court

Folder contains a photograph of a drawing of Hornby Court in Vancouver, B.C. The architecture firm was the Buttjes Group: Architects & Planners of Vancouver, B.C.

Canadian Architect

Whistler, Chateau Whistler Resort

Folder contains three photographic prints of the Chateau Whistler Resort. CAPTION verso:
An artist's impression of what the Chateau Whistler Resort will look like when it opens in late 1989 at Whistler, BC. Canadian Pacific Hotels Corporation is investing $50 million in construction of the 400 room luxury resort facility. It features a year round resort hotel. Chateau Whistler Resort's facilities inclde four outdoor and two covered tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and other recreational facilities, including plans for an 18 hole golf course.

Canadian Architect

Vancouver, BC Skytrain station

Construction of the original skytrain line began on March 1, 1982 under the Social Credit government of Bill Bennett,who inaugurated the system at Waterfront Station. SkyTrain was conceived as a legacy project of Expo 86 and the first line was finished in 1985 in time to showcase the fair's theme: "Transportation and Communication: World in Motion ? World in Touch".SkyTrain opened on December 11, 1985 with free weekend service, and entered full revenue service on January 3, 1986.Commuter station; part of Greater Vancouver's Advanced Light Rapid Transit system. Article published in Canadian Architect magazine also contains photos., secns., site plan, dets., sketches.

Perspective 5 photography & design Ltd

Vancouver, Eaton Centre

Although the idea for Metrotown was first expressed in the 1970s, the building itself opened in 1986 and was soon served by the Expo Line of the new SkyTrain system. In the ensuing twenty years, the complex developed into three distinct but adjoining malls - Metropolis at Metrotown, Metrotown Centre, and Station Square. Today, Eaton Centre, Metrotown serves as the city?s commercial and retail anchor. The mall also includes two large office towers, which by 2001 were home to the head offices for Shaw Cable and TransLink. http://www.heritageburnaby.ca/EN/main/research.html

Higinbotham, Pat

Vancouver, Emily Carr School of Art

Folder consists of 6 photographic prints of the Emily Carr School of Art. The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design is located on Granville Island, a highly successful urban precinct on the waterfront in the heart of Vancouver. The building context ranges from the small scale of single-story shops to the industrial scale of a concrete plant and the superscale of a major high-level bridge which spans over the island. The natural context of the waterfront adds a marine character to the island and the buildings which occupy it, which has both industrial and recreational dimensions.

The fundamental design problem for the building was an urban one. The building program required 60 000 square feet of studios and associated spaces, including a library and large lecture theatre, and 255 parking stalls located across the street from existing college facilities. Because subsurface conditions make building a parking garage entirely below grade impracticable, the fundamental problem was to position a college building on top of a three-story parking garage while at the same time addressing the varying scales and pedestrian-oriented character of Granville Island.

The disposition of the building volumes mediates the building?s bulk and the impact of the parking garage on the surrounding streets. The library is located at ground level, screening the garage and providing a public amenity at street level. The remaining program components are located above street level and grouped around a double-height glazed concourse space.

As is typical of construction on Granville Island, corrugated metal cladding is used for insulated walls, services are generally left exposed, and detailing is direct.

Architect: Patkau Architects / Toby Russell Buckwell and Partners.

Fulker, John

Vancouver, 550 W Hastings st.

This large scale model built by Stephan Dye of Grafotto Studios Inc, is the proposal for the 550 W Hastings renewal of the original Toronto Dominion temple bank. The project includes a 400 room hotel and shopping complex. Alternative name is bank charrette. A proposal drawing of the interior and exterior view of 550 W Hastings st., Vancouver BC. This heritage building is originally the Toronto Dominion bank. It was originally to be demolished however the Heritage Committee of Vancouver sought to rescue the facade of this bank and incorporate it into a project that would include a shopping complex and a 400 room hotel.

Spectva Colour

Vancouver, Blackcomb

This building features western Red Cedar as its main material and reveals it's flexibility. In the Blackcomb style, this material is extremely durable and can withstand the variable conditions of the mountain.

Canadian Architect

Vancouver, Gastown parking garage

Folder contains 1 print of the Gastown Parking Garage in Vancouver, B.C. Caption on photo reads: "typical Gastown industrial building; note cornices, windows, plaster modelling and delineated base."
CA Magazine June 1985
"To express both mobility and urabanity in one building immediately suggests a degree of conflict."

Brooks, Roger

Canadian Centre for Architecture Exhibition Photos: "Surface du Quotidien : La Pelouse en Amérique/ The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life"

The American Lawn is the fifth and final exhibition in the series The American Century, which seeks to cast a fresh eye on critical aspects of modern America’s architectural culture – its promises and disappointments, its roots and offshoots, its unparalleled worldwide impact. Other exhibitions include Scenes of the World to Come: European Architecture and the American Challenge, 1893–1960 (1995); Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922–1932 (1996); Viewing Olmsted: Photographs by Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander, and Geoffrey James (1996); and The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks (1997). Among the objects and documents displayed in the exhibition are Space Age lawnmowers, lawn ornaments, stereoscopic photographs of the “border crossings” between lawns, excerpts from the cinema of the lawn (such as Blue Velvet), vintage television footage of protests on the Washington Mall, sports shoes with high-tech cleats and patented grass. Photographs in the file include College Station, Texas; Grounds of Mrs. Harold W. Hacks, Short Hills, New Jersey and Weyerhauser Corporate Headquarters. The exhibition ran from June 16 - November 8, 1998 and was curated by Beatriz Colomina, Elizabeth Diller, Alessandra Ponte, Ricardo Scofidio, Georges Teyssot and Mark Wigley with Mark Wasiuta and Gwynne Keathly.

Stoller, Ezra

Sketch of interior of Cornelius Vanderbilt House

Item is a sketch of the interior of a room with furnishings, made with ink on glassine paper. Inscriptions read: "Geo. S & Polley & W. Pub. Boston" "Interior Cornelius Vanderbilts Residence". The mansion was located on 1 West 57th Street in New York City and was built in 1883. Cornelius Vaderbilt II was an heir, socialite and businessman. The house was sold at the beginning of the First World War for seven million dollars.

Quebec, Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous photographs of various buildings in Montreal, Quebec. Buildings include University of Montreal Science Library, Le Marche Hamel, World Trade Centre, Montreal, Novotel, Place Minto. File also includes Press releas regarding the Asquith Green Art Competition, 1987.

Kodak Ektachrome Infrared Aero film

Ektachrome infrared film number 8443 in original packaging. 1 box has been opened and contains a small metal tin with a roll of film, likely unexposed, and a small, folded sheet with applications and instructions for use. The film was originally designed for aerial camoflauge photography and must be exposed in daylight conditions. The second box is still sealed. The packages give directions to process before October 1970 (opened package) and July 1971 (unopened package).

Eastman Kodak Company

Invitation to ball to meet the Prince of Wales

Invitation to Ball. Inscription reads, 'To have the honour of meeting His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales The Chairmen and Executive of the Citizens' Committee request the pleasure of the company of Misses Constance and Dorothy Orr at a Ball in the Windsor Hotel Montreal, on Thursday evening October the thirtieth nineteen hundred and nineteen at nine-thirty o'clock.'

[Bar Scene]

Lantern slide, glass slide in wood frame. Image area is circular as is the hole in the wood frame. Illustration is hand painted onto the glass. Only information on slide is carved into wood frame "T.H. McAllister Optician N.Y." Illustration of a bar scene, with an American flag hanging above the bar. There's men standing beside a bar, with a bartender standing behind it. Looks like the men are arguing, and one of the seated men a glass broken on his head, and there's blood. There's a dog in the foreground barking at the men.

"Kodak 100 Past Preserved, Future Defined Un Passe Preserve Un Avenir Defini" Canada inc 1899-1999

Item contains a collection of 20 pins, in groups of 5, attached to leather strips, with the remaining pins in individual plastic bags. Pins are rectangular and have a cloisonne appearance with a butterfly clutch. They read: PAST PRESERVED FUTURE DEFINED. / KODAK 100 / CANADA INC. 1899-1999 / UN PASSE PRESERVE UNAVENIR DEFINI.

Kodak Canada Inc.

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