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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Annual Departmental Reports of the Dominion of Canada
Dec 13, 2017 Canada. Parliament
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Ontario Sessional Papers
Dec 13, 2017 ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
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Not all papers were printed, therefore some papers will appear to be missing.
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The Labour Gazette
Dec 13, 2017 Canada. Dept. of Labour
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Issues for 1900- published by the Dept. of Labour, Canada
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Topic: Labor and laboring classes
The Labour Gazette
Dec 13, 2017 Canada. Dept. of Labour
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Issues for 1900- published by the Dept. of Labour, Canada
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Topic: Labor and laboring classes
The Labour Gazette
Dec 13, 2017 Canada. Dept. of Labour
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Issues for 1900- published by the Dept. of Labour, Canada
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Topic: Labor and laboring classes
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Topic: Estimates
Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
Nov 18, 2013 Canada. Dept. of Finance
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Prepared by the Receiver General for Canada
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Topics: Finance, Public, Expenditures, Public, Executive departments, Government business enterprises,...
Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
Jan 7, 2013 Canada. Dept. of Finance
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Prepared by the Receiver General for Canada
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Annual Departmental Reports of the Dominion of Canada
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E. P. Hartt, commissioner.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Ontario Department of Lands and Forests
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Topics: Wildlife management, Fishery management
Arthur Porter, chair.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal Annual Reports
- Ontario. Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal / Tribunal d'appel des accidents du travail
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
- BOROUGH OF NORTH YORK, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
- HAMILTON, ONT. CORPORATION
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- Commission on Planning and Development Reform in Ontario.
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Commissioners: John Sewell (Chair), George Penfold, Toby Vigod.
Topic: Land use
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
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Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
- Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Fish and Wildlife Branch; Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources
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Vols. 1961-67 issued by the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests; 1968- by the department's Fish and Wildlife Branch; 19 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife conservation
Ontario Expenditure Estimates
- Ontario. Treasury Department; Ontario. Management Board of Cabinet; Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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Topic: Report on "The Agricultural Instruction Act"
1901 Census of Canada issued by the Department of Agriculture; 1911 Census of Canada issued by the Department of Trade and Commerce.
Topic: Census of Canada
Topic: Estimates
This record collocates all the relevant report papers by the International Waterways Commission.
Topic: Report of the International Waterways Commission
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
Until 1919 this report was produced by the Department of Railways and Canals. Prior to 1904, this report was included the departmental annual report. From 1920 on, this report was produced by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.
Topic: Canal Statistics
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Estimates
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
- METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Municipal Handbook: City of Toronto
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Title varies: 1972, Handbook of local services; 1973, Directory of services
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Municipal Handbook: City of Toronto
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Title varies: 1972, Handbook of local services; 1973, Directory of services
Topic: Municipal government
Topic: Census of Industry
From 1900 - 1911, this report was titled "Report of the Joint Librarians of Parliament"
Topic: Report of the Librarians
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Estimates
Published from 1883 -1908 as an appendix to "Report of the Secretary of State" and continued by "Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission".
Topic: Annual Report of the Board of Civil Service Examiners
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Estimates
REPORTS FOR 1943-1959 BOUND WITH - CANADA - DEPT. OF FINANCE - PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - CA1 FN P72
REPORTS FOR 1943-1959 BOUND WITH - CANADA - DEPT. OF FINANCE - PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - CA1 FN P72
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Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
1901 Census of Canada issued by the Department of Agriculture; 1911 Census of Canada issued by the Department of Trade and Commerce.
Topic: Census of Canada
Topic: Abstract of Statements of Insurance Companies
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
Topic: List of Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of Canada
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of the Interior
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Marine
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
From 1906-1908, this report is also know as "Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce. Part II, Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions." From 1907-1916, this report is also known as "Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce. Part VII.- Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions." See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and...
The reporting year changes in 1919 from year ending in June to year ending in December, so there is a double report in 1919 to account for the shift.
Topic: Railway Statistics