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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 1312, 1929)

Location:

Royal York Hotel
100 Front St. W.
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3 CA
Concert Hall
Organ ID: 46589

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Hotels
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 111 ranks. 7,304 pipes. 6 divisions. 5 manuals. 99 stops. 84 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 99
  • Registers: 84
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 05, 2014:

Updated through online information from Andrew Mead. -- Console was not removed from the hotel upon the removal of organ (by Keats Geisler Organs) and deposited in basement closet in ruined condition. Console was purchased and removed by Jarvis Street Baptist, Toronto C. 1988. Console was later broken up for keyboards and other parts.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from Danny Wesley Ray. -- I am an organist who had played the instrument at First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. I believe at least part of the organ was incorporated into the current instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 19, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Relocated by Keates-Geissler in 1988 to First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, and combined with the church's 1940 E. M. Skinner & Son organ; substantially rebuilt by Quimby in 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Hotel Exterior: Photo courtesy of Casavant Frères. Taken on 1929-06-01

Claver Casavant at the Console: Photo courtesy of Casavant Frères. Taken on 1929-06-01

Auditorium Interior: Photo courtesy of Casavant Frères. Taken on 1929-06-01

Console: Photo courtesy of Casavant Frères. Taken on 1929-06-01

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