Item REF.2013.002 - Lakeshore Asylum Contract

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Lakeshore Asylum Contract

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CA LGIC REF-REF.2013.002

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  • 2013 (Creation)
    Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • November 7, 1888 (Creation)
    Department of Public Works for Ontario

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REF.2013.02: Contract

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Vertical document. The background of the document is a beige/light yellow. The top of the page has a number in the centre and below the number is five paragraphs of text. About three-quarters from the bottom to the right is a signature. The bottom edge has one line of text. Image is within a brown frame.

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(2) Architect, Engineer, or other person in charge, shall not be bound or governed by the preceding monthly estimates, which shall be considered merely as approximate: Provided always, and it is further agreed, that Her Majesty, from time to time during the progress of the work, may pay to the Contractors the whole or any portion of the ten per cent. so withheld an retained. / EIGHTEENTH – No works whatever claimed to be executed by the Contractors, and claimed by the Contractors to be outside of the preceding terms of this contract, and which are executed or are to be used in connection with the works contemplated by this contract, or any of them, shall be deemed to be executed, nor shall the Contractors, their executors or administrators, be entitled to payment therefor, unless the same shall have been executed to the satisfaction of the Commissioner and of the Architect, Engineer or other person in charge of the works contemplated by this contract, and shall have been certified by them to have been so executed ; and the amount payable to the Contractors in respect thereof shall be paid within fifteen days after a certificate shall be made and signed by the Commissioner and by the Architect, Engineer or other person in charge, certifying the amount due to the Contractors in respect of such work. / NINETEENTH – In case the said Commissioner shall take the works, or any part thereof, out of the hands of the Contractors, then, upon the completion of the works herein provided for, the same Com-missioner shall certify what, if anything, shall remain due to the Contractors in respect of the said works, after making due allowance for all additions to be allowed to, or deductions or charges to be borne by, the Contractors under the provisions of this contract, or shall certify what, if anything, shall be owing to Her Majesty in respect thereof ; and the Contractors and Her Majesty respectively shall abide by the certifi-cate to be made as aforesaid, and shall forthwith pay the amount found to be owning in respect of the said works. / TWENTIETH – Should the amount now voted for this service by the Legislature be at an y time expended previous to the completion of the work now contracted for, the Contractors may or not on receiving a notice in writing from the said Commissioner, to the above effect, stop the work ; but in any case the Contractors shall not be entitled to any further payment for work done, after the service of the notice above referred to, until the necessary funds shall have been voted by the Legislature ; nor shall the Con-tractors have any claim for compensation or damages for the said suspension of payment, or for any stoppage or delay in the prosecution or finishing of the works as aforesaid. / TWENTY-FIRST – In these Articles of Agreement the erm or expression “the Commissioner,” and the term or expression “said Commissioner” and the term or expression “Commissioner of Public Works” mean respectively the Acting Commissioner of Public Works for the Province of Ontario for the time being.
(3) [illegible, 1 word]
(4) In witness whereof the parties of the first part, and the said Commissioner representing
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(1) Printed, black ink
(2) Printed and handwritten, black ink
(3) Handwritten, black ink
(4) Printed and handwritten, black ink        
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(2) Below (1)
(3) Three-quarters from the bottom, near right
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Mark / Inscription language: English      
Mark / Inscription translation: N/A  

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Kivas Tully was an architect, civil engineer, and politician. He was born in Ireland but immigrated to Canada in 1844. In 1868, Tully was appointed the architect and engineer for the Dept of Public Works of Ontario. He was the head architect for various public buildings in Toronto and Ontario. He also designed the asylums in London, Hamilton, Brockville, and the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital.

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