Fonds F0385 - Project Ossington fonds

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Project Ossington fonds

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F0385

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  • 1968-1971 (Creation)
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    Project Ossington

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2.2 m of textual records

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Project Ossington was opened in 1967 on Portland Street, Toronto, as a hostel for distressed children. It soon moved premises to Ossington Avenue, Toronto (1968). The hostel took in all young people including those turned away from other facilities. A strict regimen was followed at the hostel. It was closed in 1971 by its director, Mrs. Patricia Whitehead, because of a drop in attendance. In its four years of existence it was host to 3,000 youths.

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The fonds consists of records of the Project Ossington and includes correspondence and papers, 1968-1971; financial records, 1968-1971; reports, 1968-1971; case histories, 1969-1971; journals, 1968-1971; Board of Directors files, 1968-1971; grant applications, 1970-1971; building plans, 1968-1969; legal documents and by-laws, 1968-1971; rules and regulations, 1968-1971; statistics, 1969-1971; publicity, 1968-1971; printed material, 1969-1971; Project 1969, Project 1970, and Project 1971 files.

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Restrictions on access

Access is restricted. Written permission to view closed files must be obtained from Mrs. E.P. Whitehead and be directed to the Archivist, York University. Case history files are closed.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

No publication of the names of hostel guests or their next of kin is permitted. Hostel guests and their next of kin may not be contacted.

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File list appended as a .PDF document.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1972-005. Further accruals are expected.

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/06 Shannon MacDonald. Updated wording in accruals. Added URL for online finding aid.
2018/03/23 KCP. Added GMD and published.
2018/11/13 KCP. Uploaded legacy finding aid.

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