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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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Topic: List of Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of Canada
Information continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs" and the "Shipping Report".
Topic: Tables of the Trade and Navigation
Topic: List of Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of Canada
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 3 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report on Adulteration of Food
Title of report varies. Report not published every year.
Topic: Report of the Public Archives
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
This annual report is published in 3 parts. Part I: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue." Part II continued by the Department of Trade and Commerce as...
Topic: Annual Report on Adulteration of Food
From 1900 - 1903, this report was titled "Report of the North-West Mounted Police;" From 1904 - 1919, it was titled "Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police." From 1920 - 1924, it was titled "Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." In 1906, a supplementary report titled "Supplementary Report of the Royal North-west Mounted Police. Mackenzie River District" was also produced, and is included in this serial record.
Topic: Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
From 1900-1912, issued by Department of Marine and Fisheries; from 1913-1921 issued by the Department of the Interior.
Topic: Report of the Geographic Board of Canada
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
From 1900 - 1903, this report was titled "Report of the North-West Mounted Police;" From 1904 - 1919, it was titled "Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police." From 1920 - 1924, it was titled "Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." In 1906, a supplementary report titled "Supplementary Report of the Royal North-west Mounted Police. Mackenzie River District" was also produced, and is included in this serial record.
Topic: Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
From 1900-1912, issued by Department of Marine and Fisheries; from 1913-1921 issued by the Department of the Interior.
Topic: Report of the Geographic Board of Canada
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Sometimes called "List of Vessels on the Registry Books"
Topic: List of Shipping
From 1900-1912, issued by Department of Marine and Fisheries; from 1913-1921 issued by the Department of the Interior.
Topic: Report of the Geographic Board of Canada
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Prior to 1920, this report was issued by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. After 1920, it was issued by the Chief Electoral Office. Included in the "Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" from 1925-
Topic: General Elections
From 1900 - 1903, this report was titled "Report of the North-West Mounted Police;" From 1904 - 1919, it was titled "Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police." From 1920 - 1924, it was titled "Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." In 1906, a supplementary report titled "Supplementary Report of the Royal North-west Mounted Police. Mackenzie River District" was also produced, and is included in this serial record.
Topic: Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
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: Public Accounts of Canada
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
Information continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs" and the "Shipping Report".
Topic: Tables of the Trade and Navigation
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Topic: List of Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of Canada
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Topic: List of Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of Canada
Sometimes called "List of Vessels on the Registry Books"
Topic: List of Shipping
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
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: List of Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of Canada
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Prior to 1920, this report was issued by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. After 1920, it was issued by the Chief Electoral Office. Included in the "Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" from 1925-
Topic: General Elections
Topic: Reports of the Harbour Commissioners
The report for 1907 also covers the first 3 months of 1908. The report for 1913 has a misprint error where pg. 209-240 is a reprint of sessional paper 28.
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State
1906 report issued by Department of Agriculture; 1916 report issued by Department of Trade and Commerce.
Topic: Census of the Northwest Provinces, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
The report for 1907 also covers the first 3 months of 1908. The report for 1913 has a misprint error where pg. 209-240 is a reprint of sessional paper 28.
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of the Interior
The report for 1907 also covers the first 3 months of 1908. The report for 1913 has a misprint error where pg. 209-240 is a reprint of sessional paper 28.
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State
Information continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs" and the "Shipping Report".
Topic: Tables of the Trade and Navigation
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 3 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report on Adulteration of Food
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Marine
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
The report for 1907 also covers the first 3 months of 1908. The report for 1913 has a misprint error where pg. 209-240 is a reprint of sessional paper 28.
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State
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...
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
Title of report varies. Report not published every year.
Topic: Report of the Public Archives
Topic: List of Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of Canada
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Directories
Topic: Civil Service List
Topic: List of Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of Canada
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
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...
Reports of the Fisheries Branch covering 1915-1919 were printed under the authority of the Department of the Naval Service and titled "Annual Report of the Fisheries Branch of the Department of the Naval Service.". Report covering 1920 is listed as Department of Naval Service in the Sessional Papers table of contents, but the title page of the paper attributes report to the Department of Marine and Fisheries.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Fisheries
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Sometimes called "List of Vessels on the Registry Books"
Topic: List of Shipping
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Starting in the reports covering 1910, the annual report is published in 2 volumes.
Topic: Report of the Superintendent of Insurance
Title of report varies. Report not published every year.
Topic: Report of the Public Archives
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
Prior to 1920, this report was issued by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. After 1920, it was issued by the Chief Electoral Office. Included in the "Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" from 1925-
Topic: General Elections