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Chief Architect's Office [multiple media]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation


9.91 m of textual records
29,437 architectural drawings
837 technical drawings
288 maps
1 drawing (graphic art)
305 presentation panels
2 remote sensing images
1 photograph
2 sections
2 diagrams
10 p.
753 aperture cards of architectural drawings
624 aperture cards of technical drawings

Scope and content

Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the office of the Chief Architect. The series includes unnumbered correspondence, letterbooks, specifications and drawings relating to the design and construction of public buildings (government office buildings, Post Offices, hospitals, laboratories, schools, penitentiaries, etc.), throughout Canada and various international cities.

Textual records
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
96: Restrictions vary
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Finding aids are available. Please consult lower level descriptions. 96 (Other)

Biography / Administrative history

In 1871 Thomas S. Scott was appointed to direct the "several architectural works authorized by the Government of Canada, and to control and regulate the progress and expenditure upon such works" (P.C. 1020, 24 May 1871). One year later his title was changed to Chief Architect (P.C. 131, 17 February 1872). RG11 General Inventory

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

No further accruals are expected.


Related control no.

1. 79/010
2. 88-077 OFRC
3. 2007-00698-7
4. RG11