Inventory of the
William Greer fonds

Inventory #F0185

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0185
Title:William Greer fonds
Extent:0.12 m of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
William Greer (19-) is an architect and heritage consultant. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto in 1948 and a Master of Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950. He joined the architecture firm of Shore and Moffatt in 1950, became an Associate in 1955 and entered the partnership in 1962 when the firm was reorganized as Shore and Moffatt and Partners, Architects, Engineers and Site Planners. Greer represented the firm in the joint venture activities of UPACE (University Planning, Architecture and Consulting Engineering Limited). Specific responsibilities for the UPACE Consortium included Master Planning for York University and individual building projects for York such as The Scott Library, Petrie Science Building, McLaughlin College and the Tait McKenzie Physical and Recreation Building. In 1972, Greer established a private practice as an architect and later went on to become the Chief Architect for the Toronto Historical Board in 1976. In 1992, he established his architectural heritage consultant practice and has worked on numerous projects including the Windsor Arms Hotel and the Whitney Block and Tower, Queen's Park, Toronto. In addition, he has lectured at the University of Toronto and has written articles for publications. Greer is a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a member of numerous associations including the Advisory Board of St. James' Cemetery and Crematorium, Ontario Association of Architects and the Canadian Association of Professional Heritage Consultants. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters from the University of Trinity College, University of Toronto in 1992.
Scope and Content:

The fonds mainly consists of William Greer plans, memos, correspondence and architectural drawings about York University.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list is available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000185.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1999-045. Further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Greer, William

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2003/04/15
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