Fondation Strutt Foundation

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Fondation Strutt Foundation

Parallel form(s) of name

    Other form(s) of name

    • Strutt Foundation
    • Fondation Strutt


    • Educational Organization
    • Historical Society

    Contact area

    Titania Truesdale Primary contact



    Street address

    1 Henfield Avenue





    Country name


    Postal code

    K2J 1T7





    Description area


    The Strutt Foundation was established in 2008 following the death of James W. Strutt, by his family, friends, and colleagues, and was incorporated as Fondation STRUTT Foundation in 2013.

    Geographical and cultural context

    The Strutt Foundation supports research, education, and conservation efforts of all Modern Architectural heritage within central Canada.

    Mandates/Sources of authority

    The Fondation Strutt Foundation incorporated in 2013 under The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

    Administrative structure

    The 'Managing Director' and two 'Directors at Large' form the Board of Directors of the organization. A volunteer group of twelve professionals form the Project Committee(s) that meet monthly to recommend conservation project activities to the Board.

    Records management and collecting policies

    Materials currently held by the Strutt Foundation were transfered/gifted from the Estate of James W. Strutt, former clients, protege/mentee and colleagues. Artifacts are documented and catalogued using the Canadian Council of Archives 'General Rules for Description' (minimally 1.0D1, 1.0D2 and 1.0D3) in anticipation of digitization for public access.


    Materials are currently sored in an acclimatized facility (approx 400 feet square).


    Most of the drawings and photographs that represent Strutt’s professional body of work now reside in the national Library and Archives of Canada, however, many of his personal papers, correspondence, articles, sketches, photographs, slides, and scholarly research is held by the Strutt Foundation. Some project documentation and reference work of other Modernist architects of the area also form part of the collection. The work to organize, document and catalogue these materials is ongoing. It is the intent of the Strutt Foundation to make this information available to the public for research and exhibits once completed. Materials from the archives have been used to support several heritage initiatives, both within and external to the Strutt Foundation.

    Finding aids, guides and publications

    TBD (inquiries to

    Access area

    Opening times

    By appointment: contact

    Access conditions and requirements

    Access by prior arrangement only: contact


    Services area

    Research services

    Information and materials held by the Foundation are available for research purposes, by request. PDFs of holdings, and related research for commercial purposes, is subject to a fee to be negotiated. Contact

    Reproduction services

    Digitized copies are available for research. If materials have not been converted additional time will be required to access and scan as required.

    Public areas

    Currently in-house research is limited to Foundation staff. Exhibits, presentation and workshops open to the general public will be posted on the web site ( and on social media sites Facebook: Fondation Strutt Foundation, Twitter: @StruttHeritage, and LinkedIn: Fondation Strutt Foundation.

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        Maintenance notes

        This institution is no longer a member of the Archives Association of Ontario. Their Archeion profile may be outdated.

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