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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Fonds

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Fonds

Series 10: Records of the planning committee


Records of the Planning Committee

Dates of Creation

1949–1966, 1984


16 cm. of textual records

Administrative History

The Planning Committee of the Board of Regents was established in 1950 in order to "study, develop and report on a master plan covering a) requirements for a new dining hall for the women's students ; b) for the replacement of facilities in the Wymilwood Women's Student Union ; c) to give further study to the Library Building situation ; and d) such additional building requirements or improvements as might be required over the next ten or fifteen years." The first Chairman of the Committee was Wilfred C. James. In June of 1950, the Planning Committee made a recommendation that a [Wymilwood] Building Committee be established to address issues around the replacement of the Wymilwood Student Union (Wymilwood had been sold to U of T). In 1955, the Planning Committee was appointed by the Finance and Property Committee to survey and study present facilities, buildings and grounds, and to determine what additional accommodations or extensions of facilities would be required based on projections of increases in enrolment.

Scope and Content

Series includes minutes of meetings and reports of the Planning Committee as well as it's sub-committees, including the Women's Building Committee. Series also includes correspondence of the Chairman of the Committee (mainly with Fleury and Arthur Architects, Horwood & White Architects), correspondence with the Building Committee and correspondence of the Chairman of the Building Committee.

Topics of the records include condition of housing, Wymilwood Student Union and Annesley Hall, forecasting of enrollment and resulting physical growth of the University


Related Groups of Records in Different Fonds

See also President’s Office.

Related Groups of Records within the Same Fonds

See also Finance and Property Committee (Series 4).
See also Records of the Task Force on the Future of Victoria University (Series 20)

See Building Committees (Series 2) for the records of the Wymilwood Building Committee.

See Dean of Women's Fonds (Fonds 2067) for records of the Women's Building Committee.

Access Points

  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Finance and Property Committee. Planning Committee (1955–)
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Buildings and grounds
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)— Planning


  • College buildings
  • Universities and colleges—Planning

Box/File List

Acc.No. Box File Title Date
1987.110V 1 1 The Planning Committee Minutes and Special Memoranda 1955–1956
  1 2 The Planning Committee Correspondence and reports [includes correspondence of W.C. James, Chairman of the Building Committee and reports received from the Building Committee - main topic Women's Union] 1949–1951
  1 3 The Planning Committee Correspondence and reports [includes minutes of the Women's Building Sub-Committee] 1949–1950
  1 4 The Planning Committee Correspondence and reports [main topic - houses on Bloor and Charles] 1955–1956
  1 5 The Planning Committee Correspondence and reports [main topic is enrolment planning re buildings] 1956-1963
1987.131V 1 5 The Planning Committee Minutes [main topic is enrolment planning re buildings, including Emmanuel College ] 1961–1966
1991.125V TR Report of the Planning Task Force 1984