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Canadian and Montreal Architecture

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Sources for Background Information

Search McGill WorldCat for books and more.

Montreal: General

  • Art and Architecture in Canada: A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature to 1981: in 2 volumes serves as "a reference guide to the most significant contributions to the literature of art and architecture in Canada published in Canada and abroad from 1825 to 1981".
    Z5961 C3 L47 1991 (Ref)
  • Encyclopédie de la maison québecoise
    NA7242 Q4 L4x (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)

Montreal neighborhoods

Montreal: Types of Architecture

Researching Canadian Architecture

  • Architects of Nova Scotia: A Biographical Dictionary, 1605-1950
    NA60 C2 R67 1994 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950 (Hill)
    Available online
  • The Buildings of Canada: A Guide to pre-20th Century Styles
    NA740 H86 1980 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Calgary Architecture
    NA747 C3 G83 1984 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Canadian Encyclopaedia
    FC23 C36 1988 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference) and online under 'Architecture'.
  • Canada Green Building Council
    A coalition representing various segments of the design and building industry which aims to promote the design and construction of green buildings in Canada. The website also has information about Green Building Rating & Labelling Systems used in Canada.
  • Canadian Artist Files
    From the University of Calgary, this site provides files on Canadian artists including architects, with a cross-reference list for public art and buildings
  • The City of Toronto's Inventory of Buildings of Architectural and Historical Importance
    NA60 C3T6 1960 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Exploring Nova Scotia
    NA746 N6 E96 1984 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Exploring Ottawa
    NA747 O7 K35 1983 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Exploring Vancouver
    NA747 V3 K35 1993 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • A History of Canadian Architecture
    NA740 K35 1994 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Ontario Architecture: A Guide to Styles and Terms
    NA746 O5 B55 1990 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)

    Other Resources

    • Les Fonds Adamsburg
      A database of files used to document the Répertoire d'architecture traditionelle de la CUM. Contains over 10 000 files and more than 50 000 photographs on buildings classified by address. Includes information on architects, some engineers as well as artists and artisans that worked in Montreal. For information contact Denise Caron at 514-872-7646.
    • Manitoba Architecture to 1940 provides numbered entries in four sections (books, articles, special materials, and addenda) as well as indexes referring to the entries and organized by by architect, building, and topic. Entries include location code.
      Z5944 C3 W32 1976 (Ref) Ordre des Architectes du Québec
    • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC-CAN)

    Liaison librarian

    • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785
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    Identifying an Architect

    Researching Montreal Architecture

      Liaison librarian

      • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785
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      Locating Architectural Plans

      Architectural plans may be found in several different ways. Frequently, reproductions of plans are included in journal articles and books. Specialized archives may also have plans, on paper, electronically, or both. Below are some tips to starting your search.

       

      BOOKS

       

      JOURNALS
      Start by searching these journal databases. Note the dates of coverage:

      ARCHIVES

      Urban Planning Resources
      Visit the Subject Guide for Urban Planning for resources such as:
      • McGill Library Urban Plan Collection 
        Database of reports and plans for urban and rural areas from all Canadian provinces. Some American and international material. Years covered at present are roughly 1950-2006. Database will provide a box number for the print material, which can be found along shelved along the south wall of the Blackader-Lauterman Collection on the 3rd floor of the Redpath Library Building.

      Maps and Geospatial Data

      See also: McGill Guide to Maps & Geospatial Data

        Liaison librarian

        • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785
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        • Free resource
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        • Catalogue record

        Finding Journal Articles

        Liaison librarian

        • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785
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        The Architecture of McGill

        • Virtual McGill
          Searchable database of information about the buildings of the McGill Campus. Search by building, architect or donor.
        • McGill Architectural Plans
          • For historical plans, watercolours, and photographs: Canadian Architecture Collection (CAC) This archive documents the work of selected past and present architects who have studied and/or taught at the McGill School of Architecture and School of Urban Planning. Includes architectural plans, drawings, and photographs of many McGill buildings. Search the online archive list by architect name. Selected collections available online. Visits by appointment.
          • For later plans: McGill Architectural Plans Database Search by building name or architect. Contact ron [dot] macdonald [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ron MacDonald), Technical Document Manager, McGill Facilities, for access to plans - please include all information you have for the building, including architect name, building name, etc.

         

         

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