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THIS IS AN AREA WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD PDFs FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE. AS WELL THERE ARE A SERIES OF LINKS TO OTHER SITES OF USE REGARDING TORONTO HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE.
Eden Smith Architect
Carolyn Neal
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Illustrated with lovely pen and ink sketches by Bill Moffat, this is the first book on Eden Smith Architect, published by Toronto Architectural Conservancy, now called ACO Toronto. 34 Pages Also see Eden Smith by Doug Brown, available to download from ... +read more

Eden Smith: Toronto´s Arts and Crafts Architect
W. Douglas Brown
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Doug Brown's 53-page 2003 self-published book on the prolific architect, Eden Smith, is now available in downloadable PDF form. The well researched volume includes a biographical description of the architect, a list of his built works, and an extensive bi... +read more

Alfred Chapman Architect
Howard D. Chapman
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Illustrated by Howard V. Walker, this small book contains a history of the work of Alfred Chapman Architect, the author's father. He was architect of the Prince's Gate, the former Toronto Reference Library on College Street, now U of T bookstore. 30 Pages +read more

Bellevue Avenue: An Architectural and Social Study
Edna Hudson
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An architectural and social chronology of this (now) downtown Toronto street. Ms. Hudson provides details of its physical and social transition from settlement as frontage for the Denison Estate to Victorian subdivision to today's modern street in Toronto... +read more

Call for Tender, 1847- 1890.
Alec Keefer and Charles Kinghorn, Editors; 

Kent Rawson, Research, Transcription.
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This 145-page document (originally sold as a CD) contains the complete text of every Call for Tender printed in The Globe (Toronto) between 1847 and 1890. There are 3207 entries in all, providing a shortcut through hundreds of hours of research. The w... +read more

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800 - 1950: A Database
Robert Hill
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For decades, with only the occasional research grant and assistance, Robert Hill has been recording the history of architects in Canada to build this highly useful online database. A wonderful and useful resource. Over time its content will be linked to t... +read more

Finding Aid to ACO Toronto´s Rosedale Archive: An Annotated Listing
Sally Gibson
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1920´s Postcard of Chestnut Park
This 74-page document prepared by historian Dr. Gibson lists and describes the contents of 40 boxes of research (including photos) on Rosedale collected in the 1970s by community residents. The material is being used as background for a book ACO Toronto h... +read more

Urban Taxidermy and the Yonge Street Diorama: Killing, Stuffing, and Presenting Yonge Street (text)
Robert Allsopp
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Diorama
Remarks by architect Robert Allsopp during one in ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series on what he terms "urban taxidermy." Taking Yonge Street as his example, his five pages of notes describe the economic, social, and cultural values lost as the street is st... +read more

Urban Taxiderm: The Killing, Stuffing, and Presentation of Yonge Street
Robert Allsopp
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Robert Allsopp describing the creation of the Yonge Street Diorama. +read more

What Lessons of the 70s Have Been Lost?
Jamie Bradburn
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Jamie Bradburn
A two-page summary of remarks made at one in ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series. Among the lessons Bradburn draws is that we should revisit our appreciation of architectural styles that fall out of public favour. This loss of popularity aggravates the spec... +read more

Is This the City we want?, What is the Role of Conservation in Today´s Rapidly Changing Toronto
Mary MacDonald
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Mary MacDonald, Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services
A brief, two-page summary of remarks prepared for ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series. City Heritage Planner McDonald lays out her view on the role of conservation in a rapidly changing city, touching on its cultural, environmental,, and social aspects. +read more

The Impact of York Square in Toronto: The Beginnings of Post Modernism in Toronto (images)
John Sewell
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Photograph, Richard Longley
The accompanying images for John Sewell's lecture. +read more

The Impact of York Square in Toronto: The Beginnings of Post Modernism in Toronto (text)
John Sewell
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In the 1970s, York Square helped put Toronto and the young firm of Diamond and Myers on the international design and planning stage, but it is now threatened with near obliteration. Delivered as one in ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series, Sewell's 18-page p... +read more

Building a Better Tomorrow: Schools of the Toronto Board of Education 1950-1965
Robert Moffatt
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Cover Slide
As part of ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series, Robert Moffatt discussed the remarkable mid-century work of TDSB Chief Architect, Frederick C. Etherington, and architect Peter Pennington including the social context and precedents. The downloadable 54-page ... +read more

Perception Modern: Inspiration for an Aspiring Architect -- the Influence of Peter Dickenson and Colin Vaughan
Annabel Vaughan
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Perception Modern
As part of ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series, architect Annabel Vaughan gave a highly personal talk describing the influence of Peter Dickinson on her father, architect Colin Vaughan, as seen by her both as a young girl traveling with the family to visit ... +read more

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