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Image No: IP-22-14-10

Title: Installation of mural in main lobby of Imperial Oil building, Toronto, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1956-1957]

Remarks: Mural, "The Story of Oil" was by artist York Wilson.
The 21-story building, located at 111 St. Clair Avenue West, was designed by Alban Mathers. It opened in 1957 as heaquarters for Imperial Oil Limited.

Subject(s): Art / Buildings - Interiors / Imperial Oil Limited - Art / Imperial Oil Limited - Buildings / Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / Toronto, Ontario - Buildings

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Image No: IP-22-14-6

Title: Couple admiring mural in main lobby of Imperial Oil building, Toronto, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1957]

Remarks: Mural, "The Story of Oil" was by artist York Wilson.
The 21-story building, located at 111 St. Clair Avenue West, was designed by Alban Mathers. It opened in 1957 as heaquarters for Imperial Oil Limited.

Subject(s): Art / Buildings - Interiors / Imperial Oil Limited - Art / Imperial Oil Limited - Buildings / Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / Toronto, Ontario - Buildings

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Image No: IP-22-14-5

Title: Employees relaxing after lunch in new Imperial Oil Limited head office building, Toronto, Ontario.

Date: 1957

Remarks: Building was completed and occupied in 1957. Located at 111St. Clair Avenue West.
Employees enjoy their comfortable lounge which is separated from the cafeteria by a glass wall.
The new building has office quarters for 1100 employees and a small number of tenants.

Subject(s): Buildings - Interiors / Imperial Oil Limited - Buildings / Office buildings / Toronto, Ontario - Buildings

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Image No: IP-22-14-8

Title: Elevators in new Imperial Oil Limited head office building, Toronto, Ontario.

Date: 1957

Remarks: Building was completed and occupied in 1957. Located at 111St. Clair Avenue West.
Elevators are automatically operated. In rush hours the eight elevators in the main lobby move automatically to the points where traffic is heaviest, and in slack periods position themselves diagonally throughout the building. Automatic controls keep the elevators from overloading and prevent doors from closing on passengers as they enter.

Subject(s): Buildings - Interiors / Elevators / Imperial Oil Limited - Buildings / Office buildings / Toronto, Ontario - Buildings

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Image No: IP-22-14-1a

Title: Employees getting onto elevator in new Imperial Oil Limited head office building, Toronto, Ontario.

Date: 1957

Remarks: Building was completed and occupied in 1957. Located at 111St. Clair Avenue West.
Elevators are automatically operated. In rush hours the eight elevators in the main lobby move automatically to the points where traffic is heaviest, and in slack periods position themselves diagonally throughout the building. Automatic controls keep the elevators from overloading and prevent doors from closing on passengers as they enter.

Subject(s): Buildings - Interiors / Elevators / Imperial Oil Limited - Buildings / Office buildings / Toronto, Ontario - Buildings

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Image No: IP-22-14-2

Title: Royal Bank branch in new Imperial Oil Limited head office building, Toronto, Ontario.

Date: 1957

Remarks: Building was completed and occupied in 1957. Located at 111St. Clair Avenue West.

Subject(s): Banks and banking / Buildings - Interiors / Imperial Oil Limited - Buildings / Office buildings / Royal Bank of Canda / Toronto, Ontario - Buildings

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Image No: IP-22-14-3

Title: Part of the entrance foyer and touring service in new Imperial Oil Limited head office building, Toronto, Ontario.

Date: 1957

Remarks: Building was completed and occupied in 1957. Located at 111St. Clair Avenue West.
Simplicity and spaciousness were two themes basic to the design of the building.

Subject(s): Buildings - Interiors / Imperial Oil Limited - Buildings / Office buildings / Royal Bank of Canda / Toronto, Ontario - Buildings

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