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Item 2017-04-10-10 - New Post Office Contract Awarded to Weston Firm - Completion in Ten Months

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New Post Office Contract Awarded to Weston Firm - Completion in Ten Months


  • 1964-08-12 (Creation)

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Bradford Witness

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"OTTAWA, Aug 5-The Honourable Jean-Paul Deschatelets, Minister of Public works, today announced the award of a $101,600 contract to the Gorsline Construction Limited of Weston, Ont., for the construction of a Federal Building at Bradford, Ont.
The firm was the successful bidder of four in response to advertising for public tenders which closed on June 10, 1964. The highest bid was $106, 396. The work is scheduled for completion in 10 months.
The one storey building, measuring 72 feet by 62 feet, will be located on the northwest corner of John and Barrie Streets. It will be of concrete and steel construction with an exterior finished in brick and the base covered with Canadian granite. The main entrance canopy will be of reinforced concrete and steel construction.
The interior partition will be of masonry construction and the finished will include plaster, terrazzo, ceramic tile, acoustic tile ceilings and linoleum floor covering.
The windows will be sealed, double glazed units, installed in aluminum frames. Lighting will be fluorescent and heating will be from a gas fired hot water system.
The parking area at the rear and side will be asphalt covered, while the north, west and south boundary lines will be closed in with a chain link fence.
Accommodation will be provided for the Post Office Department and the Department of Agriculture.
Plans and specifications were prepared in the Toronto District Architect's Office of the Department of Public Works. I.M. Saunders, District Architect of Toronto, Ont., will be responsible for supervision of the work."

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Bradford Witness
August 12, 1964
Vol. 99, No. 33
Pg 1
Microfilm Reel # 82

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