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Level
Item
ID
Item 5021
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
5021
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 October 1958
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
item is a photograph of a group of men and women inside Honest Ed's during the opening of the store's expansion. There is a banquet table with sweets and a coffee urn.
Notes
Original by Graphic Artists.
Name Access
Honest Ed's
Mirvish, Ed, 1914-2007
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 5019
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
5019
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 October 1958
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a CKEY broadcaster in a "country" studio set inside Honest Ed's during the opening of the store's expansion. The broadcaster is seated in an outhouse.
Notes
Original photo by Graphic Artists.
Name Access
CKEY Broadcasting
Honest Ed's
Mirvish, Ed, 1914-2007
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 5018
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
5018
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 October 1958
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
item is a photograph of a radio broadcaster in a "country" studio set inside Honest Ed's during the opening of the store's expansion.
Notes
Original by Graphic Artists.
Name Access
CKEY Broadcasting
Honest Ed's
Mirvish, Ed, 1914-2007
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 5013
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
5013
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 July 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the interior of Honest Ed's Bargain store. The photograph depicts a line-up of customers waiting to recieve free salamis.
Notes
Original photo by Graphic Artists.
Name Access
Honest Ed's
Mirvish, Ed, 1914-2007
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 5014
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
5014
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 July 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of customers outside of Honest Ed's waiting in line for a free salami. There are two costumed police officers pictured.
Notes
Original photo by Graphic Artists.
Name Access
Honest Ed's
Mirvish, Ed, 1914-2007
Subjects
Consumers
Stores, Retail
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1962-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records that include building permits, letters between Ed's Warehouse and Toronto City Hall regarding air pollution, a letter from Mel Lastman, Business Executives' Dining Award (1985,1986), employee benefits and codes, and Honest Ed's Special flyers (2001-2009). The permits include requests to make alterations to the theater and factory building for a theatre (1971) and alter an art studio for a coffee house (1966).
Custodial History
Brought in by Alicia Payne of the Centre for Social Innovation following the Honest Eds' Closing Party.
Administrative History
Honest Ed's (1948-2016) was Canada's first discount retail store opened by Ed and Anne Mirvish at the corner of Bloor and Markham Streets. The store closed on December 31, 2016.
Subjects
Business
Name Access
Mirvish, Ed
Mirvish, David
Honest Ed's (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 5017
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
5017
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 October 1958
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ann and Ed Mirvish standing inside Honest Ed's at the opening of the store's expansion.
Notes
Photo by Graphic Artists.
Name Access
Honest Ed's
Mirvish, Ann
Mirvish, Ed, 1914-2007
Subjects
Businesspeople
Stores, Retail
Theatrical producers and directors
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 77
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
77
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1544
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1544
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Gary's Groceries (Toronto, Ont.)
Gary, Joseph
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1485
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1485
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Left to right: Mrs. Greenburg, Goldie Sherman, Murray Greenburg, Phillip Greenburg.
Name Access
Greenburg, Goldie
Greenburg, Murray
Greenburg, Phillip
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 557
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
557
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Albert Fine (on right) and another man in Fine's store in Toronto.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2944
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2944
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1905
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph is Mrs. Richards.
Name Access
Richard's Grocery
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Lippincott Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Nassau Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3288
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3288
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1908]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Sprachman, Jacob
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
King Street East (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 Nov. 1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the interior of the first Lady Ellis Shop located on the corner of Yonge and Adelaide Streets in Toronto. The photograph depicts many customers inside the store being shown merchandise by the sales women behind the counter.
Subjects
Consumers
Stores, Retail
Women's clothing
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
Adelaide Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
54
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 Nov. 1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the interior of the first Lady Ellis Shop located on the corner of Yonge and Adelaide Streets in Toronto. The photograph depicts many customers inside the store looking at merchandise.
Subjects
Consumers
Stores, Retail
Women's clothing
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
Adelaide Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on mat 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Isadore and David working in a jewellery store located at 304 Yonge St. David is on the left and Isadore on the right. The photograph was likely taken before Isadore completed his Ph.D. and David his law degree.
Name Access
Goldstick, David
Goldstick, Isidore
Subjects
Employees
Stores, Retail
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
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4740
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4740
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of the staff standing behind the counter inside Kideckel Grocery in Ansonville, Ontario. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Harry Kideckel, Fay Kideckel, [unidentified].
Front row, left to right: [unidentified], Becky Kideckel, [Sam?], Wilf Kideckel, Israel Kideckel.
Name Access
Kideckel Grocery
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Ansonville (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4741
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4741
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of the staff standing behind the deli counter at Kideckel Grocery in Ansonville, Ontario. From left to right are: [unidentified], Wilf Kideckel, Harry Kideckel, and [unidentified].
Name Access
Kideckel Grocery
Kideckel, Harry
Kideckel, Wilf
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Ansonville (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2019-5-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date
1945-[1990]
Scope and Content
Accession record consists of business cards from several Gwartzman family owned business first established on Baldwin Street by Moshe Aaron Gwartzman and his wife Bella (née Weinstock) as M. A. Gwartzman Silks and Wollens. In addition, there is a 1945 change of address card indicating that the business moved from 421 Spadina Avenue to 448 Spadina Avenue along with business cards from the 448 Spadina location for Gwartzman's Drapery Bargain Centre, Gwartzman's Canvas, Art and Graphic Supplies, and Masters, Fine Art and Stationary Products.
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1907]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the interior of Louis Henkle's store on Market Street in Brantford, Ontario. The photo shows several chairs, carpets, cushions and clothing for sale. There is a man, possibly Louis Henkle, pictured at the back of the store.
Name Access
Henkle, Louis
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Sam Nyman (behind counter) and Ben Foster (at the back) inside Nyman's store on Market Street in Brantford, Ontario.
Name Access
Foster, Ben
Nyman, Sam
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3374
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3374
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 12 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the interior of a confectionery store in Sudbury, Ontario. There is a man standing behind the counter.
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4048
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4048
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1909
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Ginsberg grocery store interior, located at Clarence and Horton Streets in London, Ontario. Pictured from left to right are: Rose Ginsberg, William Ginsberg (in apron), Nathan Freidkin, Bary Hyman Ginsberg (son of Rose and William), Dave Ginsberg, Joseph Levine.
Name Access
Freidkin, Nathan
Ginsberg, Bary Hyman
Ginsberg, Dave
Ginsberg, Rose
Ginsberg, William
Levine, Joseph
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
London (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-8-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4824
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4824
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1913
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the interior of Ben Kert's store, located at 250 Queen Street East in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Ben Kert is pictured standing next to a display counter. The store sold men's clothing and accessories and later became the "Soo" Bargain Centre.
Name Access
Kert, Ben
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4826
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4826
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1908]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of an unidentified store interior in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. There is a man and woman in the store, which sells shoes, clothing and other general household goods.
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1383
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1383
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the interior of the Bucovetsky's store in Timmins, Ontario.
Notes
Photo taken from the Timmins Porcupine News.
Name Access
Bucovetsky
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1556
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1556
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Hoffmans emigrated to Toronto from Czestochowa, Poland in 1908. According to The Might Directory, the Hoffmans opened their first grocery store in "The Ward" in 1909 at 134 Centre Avenue. Subsequent locations listed include 141 Centre Avenue (1910-1913), 339 Spadina Avenue (1914-1920), 350 Spadina Avenue 1922-1928 and 270 Spadina Avenue (1936 - ca. 1950).
Scope and Content
This photograph was likely taken at 141 Centre Avenue (1910-1913) prior to the Hoffmans moving their shop to 339 Spadina Avenue in 1914. Pictured are Rivka and Nathan (Nahum) Hoffman.
Name Access
Hoffman family
Hoffman, Nahum
Hoffman, Nathan
Hoffman, Rivka
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Centre Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
525 Dundas Street West
Source
Landmarks

Henry (Harry) Dworkin, husband of Dorothy (Goldstick) Dworkin, was born in 1886 in Russia and came to Canada in 1905. In the early years, Henry dispersed food to the hungry and helped people from Poland, Rumania, and Latvia after they settled in Canada. Henry opened E. & H. Dworkin Steamship and Bankers in 1917 with his brother Edward. The business continued as Dworkin Travel at 525 Dundas Street West. Dworkin Travel was the oldest travel agency in Toronto which also carried a wholesale tobacco business at the rear.
Address
525 Dundas Street West
Time Period
1917-1940s
Scope Note
Henry (Harry) Dworkin, husband of Dorothy (Goldstick) Dworkin, was born in 1886 in Russia and came to Canada in 1905. In the early years, Henry dispersed food to the hungry and helped people from Poland, Rumania, and Latvia after they settled in Canada. Henry opened E. & H. Dworkin Steamship and Bankers in 1917 with his brother Edward. The business continued as Dworkin Travel at 525 Dundas Street West. Dworkin Travel was the oldest travel agency in Toronto which also carried a wholesale tobacco business at the rear.
History
Henry was also the founder of the Labour Lyceum. Henry and Dorothy had one daughter, Ellen, whose nickname was Honey. He died in an auto accident in 1928 and 20,000 people attended the funeral.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
305 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Standard Barber Shop was owned by Benjamin and Gittel (nee Stillman) Barsh. Benjamin Barsh was also the music director for the Standard Theatre and played viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Address
305 Spadina Avenue
Scope Note
The Standard Barber Shop was owned by Benjamin and Gittel (nee Stillman) Barsh. Benjamin Barsh was also the music director for the Standard Theatre and played viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
345 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks
Address
345 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1934-2009
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
374 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

Gordon Melamed (6 Apr. 1927-16 Nov. 2004) was born to Morris and Zena Melamed. The Melamed family was originally from Russia. Morris Melamed served in the Russian army during the Russo-Japanese War. He was married to Zena Melamed and they had eleven children, Gordon being the only boy. Morris Melamed owned a dry goods store and the family were active members of the Toronto Jewish community.
Address
374 Spadina Avenue
Scope Note
Gordon Melamed (6 Apr. 1927-16 Nov. 2004) was born to Morris and Zena Melamed. The Melamed family was originally from Russia. Morris Melamed served in the Russian army during the Russo-Japanese War. He was married to Zena Melamed and they had eleven children, Gordon being the only boy. Morris Melamed owned a dry goods store and the family were active members of the Toronto Jewish community.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
400 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks
Address
400 Spadina Avenue
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
376 College Street
Source
Landmarks

Leon Koffler was born in Romania. He moved to Canada and settled in the Toronto area at the age of fifteen with his mother and his three sisters. He graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1921, and two years later, opened his first pharmacy at 376 College Street. Leon lived in the apartment above his store with his wife Tiana [née. Reinhorn] and their son Murray.
Address
376 College Street
Time Period
1923
Scope Note
Leon Koffler was born in Romania. He moved to Canada and settled in the Toronto area at the age of fifteen with his mother and his three sisters. He graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1921, and two years later, opened his first pharmacy at 376 College Street. Leon lived in the apartment above his store with his wife Tiana [née. Reinhorn] and their son Murray.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
494 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

In 1952, Edell married Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock. They lived in the newly developed suburb of North York with their four children: Ethel, Simcha, Malka and Joseph. After 10 years of marriage, Dolly died and in 1966, he married Celia Rogen Hoffman.
Address
494 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1948
Scope Note
In 1952, Edell married Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock. They lived in the newly developed suburb of North York with their four children: Ethel, Simcha, Malka and Joseph. After 10 years of marriage, Dolly died and in 1966, he married Celia Rogen Hoffman.
History
Sol Edell was a founding member and first president of the Clanton Park Congregation. He was actively involved in the construction of the synagogue and its development. He continued to be affiliated with Shomrai Shabbos where his grandfather Rabbi Yosef Weinreb had been the rabbi. He was also involved with Adas Israel, the synagogue in Hamilton where his wife Celia had been an active member. He was chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region -- Toronto Jewish Congress Archives Committee, which subsequently became the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 1504
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1504
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the exterior of Hirsch Harold Achber Grocery in Toronto. Pictured left to right are: Miriam (Achber) Hurvitz, Robert Hurvitz, Freda Hurvitz, Jacob Hurvitz.
Name Access
Achber, Harold
Achber, Hirsch
Achber, Hurvitz
Hurvitz, Freda
Hurvitz, Jacob
Hurvitz, Miriam
Hurvitz, Robert
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Storefronts
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
Auburn Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-2-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Health Bread
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Streets
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Grace Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4688
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4688
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1907]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 17 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
Original and copy photograph of Mr. Meyer Michalson holding his daughter, Esther (m. Cooper), in his crockery store at Queen near Parliament at 360 Queen St. East. Eventually Mr. Michalson expanded his business to establish Michalson's Wholesale China at Parliament and Dundas Street. He also opened Michalson's East End Bargain House at the same corner.
Name Access
Cooper, Esther
Michalson, Esther
Michalson, Meyer
Michalson's Wholesale China
Subjects
Fathers and daughters
Stores, Retail
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
Queen Street East (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
665 College Street
Source
Landmarks

Henry Weingluck (1902-1987) was an artist and Toronto art gallery owner, who immigrated to Canada in 1948 after being imprisoned in concentration camps in France during the Second World War. He studied at art academies in Crakow, Copenhagen, and Berlin and was a pupil of Professor Max Lieberman, president of Berlin's Academy of Arts prior to the Nazi takeover of Germany. Weingluck often depicted Jewish themes in his paintings, in a style he called "academic impressionism." He exhibited in Paris with Kandinsky and Chagall, as well as at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Jewish Museum, Berlin. He painted portraits of such prominent figures as Albert Einstein, Max Schmelin, Yehudi Menuhin, and Chaim Weizmann.
Address
665 College Street
Scope Note
Henry Weingluck (1902-1987) was an artist and Toronto art gallery owner, who immigrated to Canada in 1948 after being imprisoned in concentration camps in France during the Second World War. He studied at art academies in Crakow, Copenhagen, and Berlin and was a pupil of Professor Max Lieberman, president of Berlin's Academy of Arts prior to the Nazi takeover of Germany. Weingluck often depicted Jewish themes in his paintings, in a style he called "academic impressionism." He exhibited in Paris with Kandinsky and Chagall, as well as at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Jewish Museum, Berlin. He painted portraits of such prominent figures as Albert Einstein, Max Schmelin, Yehudi Menuhin, and Chaim Weizmann.
History
From 1933 to 1942, Weingluck lived in France and, during the Nazi occupation of France, was imprisoned in eight concentration camps from 1942 to 1945. The Nazis made use of his artistic talent as a barracks designer and portraitist. During this time, the Germans confiscated 375 of his paintings. After the war, Weingluck moved to Tangiers, Morocco, and then immigrated to Canada to join his brother in Toronto. Henry opened H. W. Art Gallery, at 665 College Street, around 1948, and then Weingluck's Art Gallery and Gift Shoppe at 623 College Street, in the 1950s. In 1950, he married his wife Rae (née Simon), whom he met in Canada. Henry died in Toronto in 1987.
Category
Arts
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
Dundas and Elizabeth Streets
Source
Landmarks

Dr. Max Kates was a Jewish dentist in Toronto. He was married to Lillian Kates, who was the founder of Camp Arowhon, a popular Jewish summer camp in Algonquin Park.
Address
Dundas and Elizabeth Streets
Time Period
ca. 1921-present
Scope Note
Dr. Max Kates was a Jewish dentist in Toronto. He was married to Lillian Kates, who was the founder of Camp Arowhon, a popular Jewish summer camp in Algonquin Park.
History
This building was designed by Benjamin Brown and was commissioned by Dr. Kates to house several stores and offices. It still stands today at the corner of Dundas and Elizabeth Streets in the heart of Toronto’s former St. John’s Ward; the area that first received the thousands of Jewish immigrants fleeing the pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Category
Architecture
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 58
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
58
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the interior of the Lady Ellis shop in Ottawa, Ontario. The photo depicts the clothing on display tables and racks in the exterior of the store.
Name Access
Lady Ellis Shop
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Women's clothing
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the interior of Harry Wise's menswear store in Paris, Ontario. Harry is pictured standing at the counter.
Name Access
Wise, Harry
Subjects
Men's clothing
Stores, Retail
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
Paris (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4823
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4823
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1913
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the interior of A. Portnoy's store, located at 252 Queen Street East in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Mr. Portnoy is pictured standing on the far left. Pictured are men's hats and clothing, as well as a display case full of accordions.
Name Access
Portnoy, A.
Subjects
Men's clothing
Stores, Retail
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
Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
371 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

Hyman's Books and Art was a popular locale for the literary crowd. Hebraists were known to spend time here, discussing the latest trends in the world of literature. The owner Ben Zimon Hyman was also a Hebrew teacher but had originally trained as an engineer both in Russia and at the University of Toronto.
Address
371 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1925-1973
Scope Note
Hyman's Books and Art was a popular locale for the literary crowd. Hebraists were known to spend time here, discussing the latest trends in the world of literature. The owner Ben Zimon Hyman was also a Hebrew teacher but had originally trained as an engineer both in Russia and at the University of Toronto.
History
The store was operated by Ben Zion Hyman and his wife Fanny. Their hours were 8:30 a.m. to 1pm daily (except for Saturday). There was a mimeograph machine, pop cooler, newspapers and a bar mitzvah registry. They carried Yiddish and Hebrew books, Judaica, tickets for the Standard Theatre, stationary, and school supplies. The store later moved to 412 Spadina Ave. (Donegan, Spadina Ave., p.138)
Category
Education
Arts
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
70
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a photograph of a sign for Lady Ellis Shops in Toronto. The sign was probably on the subway line located at Yonge Street and Farnham Avenue.
Subjects
Signs and signboards
Stores, Retail
Women's clothing
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Farnham Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2019-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-3-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 folders
Date
1999-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of correspondence and other material documenting UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and funded agencies including Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS) and Community Planning and Allocation (CP&A).
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 152
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
152
Material Format
textual record
Date
2007
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an exhibit catalogue entitled The Promise of Solitude, a list of works in the exhibition, description of the exhibit, a bio, and art reviews.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
King, Ed.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
King, Ed.
Page Number
464
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levitt, Ed.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levitt, Ed.
Page Number
404
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Midrasha L'Morim series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 8; File 129
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Midrasha L'Morim series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
8
File
129
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 9; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
9
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1962, 1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting Baycrest's fundraising activities for the expansion of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. Included are brochures, booklets, donation cards, correspondence, campaign newsletters, issues of the Campaign Bulletin, bi-weekly pledge reports, and newspaper clippings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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