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Real cool shades. These unique sun shades on the new Ontario Telephone Employees Credit Union building at Wilson and Wilson Rd. are a first for Toronto. Designed by architect Frank Stalmach; they are made of 1/4-inch tinted plastic plates installed in aluminium frames. They reportedly cut cooling load and air conditioning costs by 30 per cent - much more than metal or cloth awnings will do. Only two other buildings - one in U.S. and another in France use them. Architect liked the building so much he moved in as a tenant. Note how shades completely shadow the windows. Open in full size

Real cool shades. These unique sun shades on the new Ontario Telephone Employees Credit Union building at Wilson and Wilson Rd. are a first for Toronto. Designed by architect Frank Stalmach; they are made of 1/4-inch tinted plastic plates installed in aluminium frames. They reportedly cut cooling load and air conditioning costs by 30 per cent - much more than metal or cloth awnings will do. Only two other buildings - one in U.S. and another in France use them. Architect liked the building so much he moved in as a tenant. Note how shades completely shadow the windows.

Picture, 1964, English

Real cool shades. These unique sun shades on the new Ontario Telephone Employees Credit Union building at Wilson and Wilson Rd. are a first for Toronto. Designed by architect Frank Stalmach; they are made of 1/4-inch tinted plastic plates installed in aluminium frames. They reportedly cut cooling load and air conditioning costs by 30 per cent - much more than metal or cloth awnings will do. Only two other buildings - one in U.S. and another in France use them. Architect liked the building so much he moved in as a tenant. Note how shades completely shadow the windows.

Picture, 1964, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Buildings - Miscellaneous - O

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0110256f