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Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
49
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Philip Givens with Harold Carrel.
Name Access
Philip Givens
Harold Carrel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Philip G. Givens, the son of Hyman and Mary Gevertz [Givens], was born in Toronto in 1922. He graduated from the University of Toronto in Political Science and Economics in 1945 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1949. He practiced law at Pivnick, Givens, and Chusid. Philip Givens was married to Minnie Rubin and they had two children named Eleanor and Michael.
Givens was first elected in 1951 as Alderman for Ward 5 in Toronto, serving in that capacity until he ran for Controller in 1960 and won. He was Controller until 1963, when he was appointed Mayor. He was re-elected Mayor in 1964, but was defeated in 1966.
In 1968, he was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for York West, and in 1971, he was elected to the Ontario Provincial Legislature for the riding of York Forest Hill.
In 1977, Phil Givens was appointed Provincial Court Judge and Chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission. He served as Chairman until 1985, when he was appointed trial judge in the Civil Division. He retired from the judiciary in 1988.
Philip Givens was active in Jewish communal life. He held offices in many organizations, including the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, B'nai B'rith, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim and Baycrest Centre.
He was also the founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B'nai B'rith. He was general chairman of the United Israel Appeal -Israel Emergency Fund in 1967 and the United Jewish Appeal -Israel Special Fund in 1968. From 1973 to 1985 he was national chairman for the Canadian Zionist Federation.
Philip Givens was the recipient of the Negev dinner award from the Jewish National Fund in 1968, the Human Relations Award of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews in 1969, and the Award of Honour from B'nai B'rith and the State of Israel Bonds in 1972.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a studio portrait of Philip Givens.
Name Access
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Subjects
Judges
Mayors--Canada
Politicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See also Accession #1990-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
51
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[192-]-1990
Physical Description
1.35 metres of textual records (20 vols.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
Philip Gerard Givens (1922-1995) was a municipal, provincial and federal politician, a judge, a police commissioner and an active Jewish communal leader. He is largely remembered as the 54th Mayor of Toronto.
Phil Givens was born in Toronto on April 24th, 1922, the only son of Hyman and Mary Gevertz (Gewercz). As a youth, he attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the University of Toronto in political science and economics in 1945 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1949. In 1947, he married Minnie "Min" Rubin (born February 7th, 1924) and together they had two children, Eleanor and Michael.
Givens graduated as a lawyer from Osgoode Hall; however, shortly thereafter he decided to enter politics, running as a municipal school board trustee in 1950. In 1951 he was elected as alderman for Ward 5, serving in this capacity until 1960, when he was subsequently elected as a city Controller.
Givens was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1962.
Following the sudden death of Mayor David Summerville in 1963, Givens was appointed by City Council as the Mayor of Toronto and was officially elected to the position in 1964, winning a close race against the former mayor, Allan Lamport. As mayor, Givens was automatically a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Executive and Council, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, the Consumer’s Gas Company Executive, the Toronto Hydro Commission and the governing boards of Toronto’s major hospitals.
Givens was publicly seen as an affable and populist mayor but his tenure was not without controversy. His support for the construction of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and his decision to acquire Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture “the Archer” for the new Nathan Phillips Square were both highly controversial during his term in office. In particular, the Moore sculpture sparked intense controversy and public debate amongst council members and citizens alike. Although ultimately purchased with private solicited donations, the controversy surrounding the statue’s purchase was still partly to blame for Givens’ 1966 election defeat to William Dennison.
In 1967 Givens entered national politics for the second time, the first being a failed 1957 bid in Toronto’s Spadina riding, winning a seat as a Liberal in Toronto’s York West riding. In 1971 he stepped down before the end of his term to campaign for a seat in the Provincial Legislature. Again running under the Liberal banner, Givens won his seat in York-Forest Hill and after the elimination of this riding in 1975, was re-elected in the new riding of Armourdale. In 1977 he retired from politics. He also worked briefly as a current affairs commentator for local radio broadcaster CHUM 1050 AM.
In 1977, Givens was appointed as a provincial court judge and chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, serving in both capacities until 1985, when he left the Commission but continued in the judiciary as a civil trial judge until officially retiring from public life in 1988.
An ardent Zionist, Givens was also a prominent leader of several Jewish communal organizations. He was the founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B’nai Brith and sat on the executives of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Toronto Zionist Council, Jewish National Fund, State of Israel Bonds and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was chairman of the United Israel Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund in 1967 and the United Jewish Appeal-Israel Special Fund in 1968. From 1973 to 1985 he was the national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and in the 1990s was the national chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress’ Committee for Yiddish.
Givens was honoured by Jewish community organizations, including the Jewish National Fund’s Negev Award in 1968 and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews’ Human Relations Award in 1969. As well, in 1972, he received the Award of Honour from the Toronto Regional Council of B’nai Brith.
Givens was also known to be a passionate sailor and was a member of both the Royal Canadian and the Island Yacht Clubs in Toronto. He died on November 30th, 1995 at the age of 73.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Phil Givens until they were donated to the Archives in September 1990 by his wife.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the personal, professional and communal activities of Phil Givens. The bulk of the material is graphic and most of the photographs relate to his tenure as Mayor of Toronto and to his Jewish communal work. The records also include general correspondence, speeches, campaign material, scrapbooks, cartoons, certificates and awards, biographical writings, audio and visual materials and artifacts. The records have been arranged into nine series representing Givens’ various roles and activities and have been described to the file level and item level when necessary. These series are: 1. Personal life; 2. City of Toronto Alderman; 3. City of Toronto Controller; 4. City of Toronto Mayor; 5. Metropolitan Toronto Police Commissioner; 6. Provincial politics; 7. National politics; 8. Legal career; 9. Jewish communal service.
Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes ca. 915 photographs, 14 drawings, 1 print, 1 presentation piece, 27 objects, 4 DVD’s, 4 videocassettes and 1 audiocassette.
Physical Extent Note: Fonds was reduced from 5.5 m of records to 2.6 m of records. Please see accession record for further details regarding the records that were culled.
General Note: Previously cited as MG6 B
Associated material note: City of Toronto Archives: “Philip Givens fonds” (fonds 1301) and Series 363, Sub-series 2 “Mayor' Office journals” (fonds 200). Library and Archives Canada: “Correspondence and subjects” series (R4942-1-1-E) in the Stuart E. Rosenberg fonds (R4942-0-X-E); Henry S. Rosenberg fonds (R3946-0-9-E); Jewish National Fund of Canada fonds (R4347-0-1-E), “Subject series: Givens, Judge Philip G. – Toronto” (R4347-7-4-E); “Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports” series (MG31-H67), Zdzislaw Przygoda fonds (R6257-0-0-E) [Sir Casimir Gzowski monument committee records –chaired by Phil Givens]; B'nai Brith Canada fonds (R6348-0-9-E); Canadian Zionist Federation fonds (R9377-0-6-E).
Name Access
Givens, Phillip, 1922-1995
Givens (nee Rubin), Min
Subjects
Law
Politicians
Related Material
See Fonds 2: Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
See Fonds 18: Gordon Mendly fonds
See Fonds 28: Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
See Fonds 37: Gilbert Studios fonds (Negev dinners series, Zionist Building series, Portraits series).
Creator
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Accession Number
1990-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 126
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
126
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1977]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
50
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Philip Givens and Ben Swartz.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
51
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Philip Givens and Julius Hayman.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Philip Givens and Leon E. Weinstein at the Negev dinner. Leon E. Weinstein was the guest of honour and Phil Givens gave the presentation of the Nachla Citation.
Name Access
Weinstein, Leon E.
Givens, Philip
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Philip G. Givens giving the presentation of the Nachla Citation at the Negev dinner. Leon E. Weinstein is seated beside the podium.
Name Access
Givens, Philip G.
Weinstein, Leon E.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Philip G. Givens, the son of Hyman and Mary Gevertz [Givens], was born in Toronto in 1922. He graduated from the University of Toronto in Political Science and Economics in 1945 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1949. He practiced law at Pivnick, Givens, and Chusid. Philip Givens was married to Minnie Rubin and they had two children named Eleanor and Michael.
Givens was first elected in 1951 as Alderman for Ward 5 in Toronto, serving in that capacity until he ran for Controller in 1960 and won. He was Controller until 1963, when he was appointed Mayor. He was re-elected Mayor in 1964, but was defeated in 1966.
In 1968, he was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for York West, and in 1971, he was elected to the Ontario Provincial Legislature for the riding of York Forest Hill.
In 1977, Phil Givens was appointed Provincial Court Judge and Chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission. He served as Chairman until 1985, when he was appointed trial judge in the Civil Division. He retired from the judiciary in 1988.
Philip Givens was active in Jewish communal life. He held offices in many organizations, including the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, B'nai B'rith, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim and Baycrest Centre.
He was also the founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B'nai B'rith. He was general chairman of the United Israel Appeal -Israel Emergency Fund in 1967 and the United Jewish Appeal -Israel Special Fund in 1968. From 1973 to 1985 he was national chairman for the Canadian Zionist Federation.
Philip Givens was the recipient of the Negev dinner award from the Jewish National Fund in 1968, the Human Relations Award of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews in 1969, and the Award of Honour from B'nai B'rith and the State of Israel Bonds in 1972.
Scope and Content
Photograph of former mayor of the City of Toronto Philip Givens wearing the mayoral Chain of Office. Upon inauguration, the Chain of Office is worn by the new mayor throughout the inauguration ceremony and while meeting the Toronto City Council.
Name Access
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Subjects
Mayors--Chains of office
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
see also Accession 1990-9-7, Philip G. Givens
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 4; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
4
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Givens, Min
Givens, Philip
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Provincial politics series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 6; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Provincial politics series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
6
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting Phil Givens' campaign in the newly designated Armourdale electoral district. Included are campaign flyers, postcards, paper buttons, and posters, as well as district boundary maps, lists of volunteers and eligible voters, and press releases.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a group photograph. From left to right are: Eliezer Dembitz, Consul General of Israel in Toronto; Allan Grossman, MP; Philip Givens; and Nathan Phillips.
Name Access
Eliezer Dembitz
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Philip Givens
Phillips, Nathan, 1892-1976
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 4; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
4
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Philip G. Givens, Allen Grossman and Leon Weinstein with J.N.F. certificate at Negev dinner held in honour of Phil Givens.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Givens, Philip
Grossman, Allen
Weinstein, Leon
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 4; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
4
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Givens, Phil
Grossman, Allen
Jewish National Fund
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 4; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
4
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Givens, Phil
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Weinstein, Leon
Exton, Eric
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 449
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
449
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
150
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1949
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Philip Lewis.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1980-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-7-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
1919-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Yiddish newspaper clippings and Yiddish theatrical programs. Also included are two copy photographs of a Toronto Yiddish Theatre Company poster for a performance in Hamilton and a poster for an Isaac Nelson New York Free Yiddisher Folk Theatre performance in Hamilton.
Descriptive Notes
LANGUAGE NOTE: Materials are in Yiddish and English.
MG_RG
MG4 A1
Name Access
Cohen, Philip
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 352
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
352
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2011-9-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-9-6
Material Format
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
22 photographs : b&w and col. ; 16 x 10 cm and 7 x 9 cm
1 DVD
Date
[197-]-[198-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 22 copy photographs documenting the political and personal career of Philip White, former mayor of York, as well as one DVD entitled the Life of Philip White, produced by Knowledge Media Design Institute in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. Several of the photographs also depict politicians such as Nathan Phillips, Phil Givens, Paul Godfrey, Pierre Trudeau, David Crombie, Bob Rae and Mel Lastman.
Administrative History
Philip Cecil White was a Jewish mayor of York, a borough of the pre-amalgamated Toronto, from 1970 to 1978. He was the longest serving mayor of the region since 1850. He was also a pharmacist and owned White's pharmacy with his brother Murray at Jane St. and St. Clair Ave. from 1950 to 1972.
Phil White was born in Toronto on October 23, 1923 to Harry and Sara (Steinhart) White, immigrants from Poland and Austria. He attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the University of Toronto in Pharmacy. He first served as alderman from 1959 to 1968, then as controller from 1968 to 1970 and again from 1982 to 1988. White was with partner Trudy Appleby from 1987 to 2013, following a first marriage to Helen Strachman from 1950 to 1978. He has four children, Bryon, Glenna, Lesley and Kevin. Philip White passed away on June 8, 2013.
Subjects
Mayors--Canada
Name Access
White, Philip, 1923-2013
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-1-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-1-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder
Date
1931-1932
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two items that belonged to Philip Martin. The first item is a 1931 Central High School of Commerce yearbook. The second item is a letter written by the proprietor of Scarfe's French Beauty Shop in Toronto, to Lillian Noble, in which the former denies the latter employment on the grounds the latter is Jewish.
Custodial History
Linda Martin, Philip Martin's daughter, found the letter inside the yearbook when she was sorting through her father's things after he died. It is unknown how Philip came into possession of the letter.
Administrative History
Philip "Phil" Martin was born on November 5, 1913. Growing up during the Great Depression, he did not have the means to attend university. Instead, he became a businessman in Hamilton, Ontario, where he owned a sporting goods store. Philip continued to run his business until the age of forty-seven. When he was forty-eight, he went back to school and became a chiropractor. After graduating, he practiced for over twenty years.
Philip was deeply involved in the Jewish community. In Hamilton, he belonged to Beth Jacob Synagogue, where he was an active member. He was a volunteer for United Jewish Appeal and was an active member of the Toronto Jewish Free Loan Society. Joining Beth Tzedec, he sat on its ritual committee. Philip was also president of Upper Canada Lodge and volunteered at the Harold & Grace Baker Centre Shabbat services.
Philip and his wife Laura had three children: Marleen, Sheila, and Linda. Philip died on December 20, 2002.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description: The yearbook contains approximately thirty-five signatures, presumably of other Central High students.
Conservation: The letter has been encapsulated.
Availability other formats: The letter is also available as PDF.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Discrimination in employment
School yearbooks
Name Access
Central High School of Commerce (Toronto, Ont.)
Martin, Philip, 1913-2002
Noble, Lillian
Scarfe's French Beauty Shop
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Korn, Philip
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Korn, Philip
Page Number
355
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Philips, Harry
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Philips, Harry
Page Number
559
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Schachter, Philip
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Schachter, Philip
Page Number
363
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Shedlowski, Philip
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Shedlowski, Philip
Page Number
346
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 4; Item 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
4
Item
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Givens, Min
Givens, Philip G.
Hurwich, Roey
Hurwich, Nat
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Givens, Philip G.
Weinstein, Leon E.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1998-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-2-3
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 trophy : silver and wood ; 36 cm in height
Date
1926
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one silver trophy presented to Jacob Mosoff for his ten years of service as Recording Secretary at the McCaul Street Synagogue on October 24th 1926.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
88
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a letter from Rabbi Philip Graubart.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 518
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
518
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Philip Cohen.
Notes
No negative.
Modern Studio, M. Schlachter, Photographer, 452 Queen Street West, Toronto.
Name Access
Cohen, Philip
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 22 June 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
97
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Philip Givins and the executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada.
Name Access
Philip Givens
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Frochtman, Philip & Tsudek
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Frochtman, Philip & Tsudek
Page Number
370
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Philips, P. J.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Philips, P. J.
Page Number
511
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 4; Item 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
4
Item
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Givens, Philip G.
Weinstein, Leon
Allen, Mrs. Wm. R.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs
Date
1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs, two of which are of Phil Givens and one of which is of Phil Givens with two young men likely taken in Israel. Also included in the folder is a document commemorating the centennial of the founding of the Jewish Community in Toronto, issued by Mayor Nathan Phillips.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Name Access
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Places
Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-6
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1925]-1995
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Jewish communal and public service activities of Phil Givens. Included are textual records and photographs as well as a small number of artifacts. Included are numerous speeches, municipal, provincial and federal election materials, professional records related to Givens' legal career, Jewish communal records including the Canadian Zionist Federation, the Upper Canada Lodge B'nai Brith chapter, and the Yiddish Committee, biographical materials, letters of thanks, certificates and honours, school graduation composite photographs, and photographs of various events and of the Givens and Rubins families. Artifacts include a Metropolitan Toronto Police Commissioners badge, a City of Toronto Council member pin, a Wingate Legion felt patch, and notably, a Canadian flag and an Israeli flag. The Canadian flag flew over the Canadian parliament, while the Israel flag was raised in the Knesset. Both flags were requested by Givens and were draped on his casket at his funeral. Accompanying documentation is also in the accession.
Administrative History
Philip Gerard Givens (1922-1995) was a municipal, provincial and federal politician, a judge, a police commissioner and an active Jewish communal leader. He is largely remembered as the 54th Mayor of Toronto. Phil Givens was born in Toronto on April 24th, 1922, the only son of Hyman and Mary Gevertz (Gewercz). As a youth, he attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the University of Toronto in political science and economics in 1945 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1949. In 1947, he married Minnie "Min" Rubin (born February 7th, 1924) and together they had two children, Eleanor and Michael. Givens graduated as a lawyer from Osgoode Hall; however, shortly thereafter he decided to enter politics, running as a municipal school board trustee in 1950. In 1951 he was elected as alderman for Ward 5, serving in this capacity until 1960, when he was subsequently elected as a city Controller. Givens was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1962. Following the sudden death of Mayor David Summerville in 1963, Givens was appointed by City Council as the Mayor of Toronto and was officially elected to the position in 1964, winning a close race against the former mayor, Allan Lamport. As mayor, Givens was automatically a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Executive and Council, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, the Consumer’s Gas Company Executive, the Toronto Hydro Commission and the governing boards of Toronto’s major hospitals. Givens was publicly seen as an affable and populist mayor but his tenure was not without controversy. His support for the construction of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and his decision to acquire Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture “the Archer” for the new Nathan Phillips Square were both highly controversial during his term in office. In particular, the Moore sculpture sparked intense controversy and public debate amongst council members and citizens alike. Although ultimately purchased with private solicited donations, the controversy surrounding the statue’s purchase was still partly to blame for Givens’ 1966 election defeat to William Dennison. In 1967 Givens entered national politics for the second time, the first being a failed 1957 bid in Toronto’s Spadina riding, winning a seat as a Liberal in Toronto’s York West riding. In 1971 he stepped down before the end of his term to campaign for a seat in the Provincial Legislature. Again running under the Liberal banner, Givens won his seat in York-Forest Hill and after the elimination of this riding in 1975, was re-elected in the new riding of Armourdale. In 1977 he retired from politics. He also worked briefly as a current affairs commentator for local radio broadcaster CHUM 1050 AM. In 1977, Givens was appointed as a provincial court judge and chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, serving in both capacities until 1985, when he left the Commission but continued in the judiciary as a civil trial judge until officially retiring from public life in 1988. An ardent Zionist, Givens was also a prominent leader of several Jewish communal organizations. He was the founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B’nai Brith and sat on the executives of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Toronto Zionist Council, Jewish National Fund, State of Israel Bonds and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was chairman of the United Israel Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund in 1967 and the United Jewish Appeal-Israel Special Fund in 1968. From 1973 to 1985 he was the national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and in the 1990s was the national chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress’ Committee for Yiddish. Givens was honoured by Jewish community organizations, including the Jewish National Fund’s Negev Award in 1968 and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews’ Human Relations Award in 1969. As well, in 1972, he received the Award of Honour from the Toronto Regional Council of B’nai Brith. Givens was also known to be a passionate sailor and was a member of both the Royal Canadian and the Island Yacht Clubs in Toronto. He died on November 30th, 1995 at the age of 73.
Descriptive Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes ca. 300 photographs, 1 pin, 1 felt patch, 1 badge, 2 flags, 1 poster, and 2 paper bags.
Subjects
Politicians
Name Access
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
3
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
3
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-8
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 50 x 40 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one mayoral portrait of Phil Givens standing with a model of New City Hall.
Notes
Photograph is by Gerald Campbell.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4534
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4534
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Name Access
Taube, Philip H.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
49 negatives : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Philip Granovsky was born in Romania to Abraham and Pearl Granovsky. He moved to Toronto with his family at the age of five. He was a student at the Brunswick Talmud Torah. Philip married Shirley Rockfeld in 1946 and they had four children named: Fahla, Stanley, Maxine and Ronald. Phil and his brother Irv took over their father's business, Atlantic Packaging Company in 1959, which in turn, was expanded and became a thriving organization.
In addition to his professional success, Phil Granovsky was regarded as a formidable fund raiser and devoted many years of his life assisting the United Jewish Appeal in their annual fundraising campaign. He was also past president of the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto. Under the auspices of the United Jewish Appeal, and of his own initiative, Phil Granovsky was a frequent visitor and supporter of Israel.
Scope and Content
File consists of negatives documenting the Negev dinner honouring Philip Granovsky held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
The programme for the evening included speeches and presentations made by the following guests: Robert R. Hall, Jack Gwartz, Rabbi Erwin Schild, Charles A. Kent, Rabbi J. Benjamin Friedberg, Hon. Allan Grossman, Shmuel Ovnat, James F. Kay, Philip G. Givens, Rabbi Dr. W. Gunther Plaut, Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, and George A. Cohon.
Name Access
Atlantic Packaging Company
Cohon, George A.
Friedberg, Rabbi J. Benjamin
Granovsky, Philip
Granovsky, Shirley
Granovsky, Irv
Gwartz, Jack
Givens, Philip G.
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Hall, Robert R.
Kay, James F.
Kent, Charles A.
Lelyveld, Rabbi Arthur J.
Ovnat, Shmuel
Plaut, Rabbi Dr. W. Gunther
Schild, Rabbi Erwin
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
63
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1966
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 28 x 36 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting Prince Philip's visit to City Hall in March 1966. Included are images of Prince Philip meeting with Mayor Phil Givens and Metro Chairman William Allen in Givens' office, Prince Philip delivering a speech in Council Chambers, and Prince Philip leaving City Hall.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Physical Condition
The large photograph has creases on two of its corners and slight yellowing on its left hand side.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 60
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
60
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Philip Cowan is the only child of Norman and Bertha Cowan. Both he and his wife Carolyn are clinical psychologists in California.
Scope and Content
File consists of a review of an academic book on an aspect of clinical psychology by Phillip, a newsletter with family updates, and wedding invitations for Philip and Carolyn's three children.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Philips, 36 King E.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Philips, 36 King E.
Page Number
456
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
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