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Consulting : Canadian National Heritage Railway Project.
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[199-?], 1990-1991 (Creation)
- Dendy, William
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William Bruce Dendy, Canadian architectural historian, was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1948 and died May 29, 1993 in Toronto, Ontario. Dendy graduated from the University of Toronto in 1971, received a B.A. in Architectural History from Cambridge University in 1973, and in 1979 received two Masters degrees in architectural history, one from the University of Cambridge, and one from Columbia University in New York. He worked as an architectural historian for the Toronto Historical Board from 1973 until 1976, taught Canadian architectural history at the University of Toronto, at the University of Waterloo, at Carleton University in Ottawa, at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in Toronto, and at the Toronto Urban Studies Centre. Dendy also worked on a consultancy basis as architectural historian to many Toronto-based architectural firms, developers, and government agencies, and also led architectural walking tours of Toronto.
Dendy's two published works, Lost Toronto (1978) and Toronto Observed: Its Architecture, Patrons, and History (1986), were both published by the Oxford University Press and both won Toronto Book Awards. In 1993 Dendy was awarded an honorary membership in the Ontario Association of Architects, and in the same year he was given an Allied Arts Award for his lectures and books on historical architecture.
(Sources: Freedman, Adele. "A Life's Work: The William Dendy Collection", University of Waterloo Alumni Magazine (spring 1995): 11-15; "Historian Won 2 Toronto Awards", The Globe and Mail, Monday, 31 May 1993; Hume, Christopher. "Architectural Historian's Death a Significant Loss", Toronto Star, Tuesday, 1 June 1993, sec. B., p. 6; "Will Bequest Establishes the William Dendy Collection", Insights (spring 1995): 1-2.)
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The materials in this file relate to the CN Heritage Railway Station project for which Dendy acted as consulting architectural historian to the Architectural History Branch of the Canadian Parks Service. This file contains three draft tss. (computer output) of the report written by Dendy for this project as well as a photocopy of the final ts. report by Dendy. It is entitled "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada: Railway Station Report". This file also includes maps and plans of Toronto, in addition to architectural drawings and plans of railway station buildings. Addtionally contains contact sheets featuring photographic images of railway stations in Toronto. Other materials in this file include correspondence sent by and received by Dendy re this project, in addition to some holograph ms. notes and some photography services work order forms from the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada.