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November 14, 2007
Architectural exhibit opens at the Archives
  
“A Work in Progress: Preserving Toronto’s Architectural Record” opens at the City of Toronto Archives on November 15.

Mainly through architectural plans, renderings and photographs, the exhibit presents an overview of the architectural holdings of the Archives from 1900 to the present, with an emphasis on recent acquisitions. Several prominent Toronto architects are showcased, including Mandel Sprachman, George Robb, Howard Chapman, Irving Boigon and Eric Hounsom. The display features civic projects such as Old City Hall, institutional projects like Riverdale Hospital, Baycrest health centre and commercial architecture, including the Shell Tower and the University and Imperial Six theatres. Also on display are landscape drawings, notably Frederick Law Olmstead’s plan for S.H. Janes’ estate Benvenuto.

“A Work in Progress” will continue throughout 2008. Admission is free. The City of Toronto Archives is located at 255 Spadina Rd. The hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays (October to April) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For information, call 416-397-5000 or visit www.toronto.ca/archives.

The Archives acknowledges the generous contributions made in support of this exhibit by the Toronto Society of Architects, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Giannone Associates Architects Inc., Blackwell Bowick Partnership Limited, Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, St. Lawrence Cement and Toronto Economic Development Corporation.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.


Media contacts:
Karen Teeple, Manager, Archival Services, 416-397-7393, kteeple@toronto.ca
Patrick Cummins, Archivist, 416-397-0738, pcummins@toronto.ca


 

 

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