Inventory of the
Irving Allan Paisley fonds

Inventory #F0373

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0373
Title:Irving Allan Paisley fonds
Dates:1951-1984, predominant 1962-1971
Extent:10.7 m of textual records
20 maps : 39 x 22 cm or smaller
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Irving Allan Paisley, born in Toronto in 1919, was a North York, Ontario businessman and local politician. Originally in the garment industry, he served with the Canadian army in World War II (1939-1945) and established the War Assets Distribution Company following the conflict before opening Irving Paisley Insurance Services Limited and associated companies. Paisley served North York as an alderman and controller in the 1960s and 1970s and was a member of several of the Council committees (Property Committee, Works Committee, Traffic Committee, Parks Committee) as well as of the North York Planning Board. He also served on the Metropolitan Toronto Transportation Committee, the Social Planning Council of Metro Toronto and the Canadian National Exhibition Board of Directors where he chaired the Building Committee. In 1976 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North Pickering Development Corporation which planned to erect a community in the vicinity of the proposed Pickering Airport. Paisley was the founding chairman of the York-Finch General Hospital, played a role in the establishment of the Canadian Save the-Children Fund, served on the board of the Reena Foundation, and was a founding member of Temple Sinai Congregation.
Scope and Content:

The fonds documents Irving Allan Paisley's political activities at North York, Ontario, and Metropolitan Toronto for the period 1951-1984.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000373.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1972-004. Further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Paisley, Irving Allan (b. 1919)

Date of creation: 2002/04/05
Date of last revision: 2003/05/01
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