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Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
13
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1919-1989
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Maurice Solway (1906-2001) was a violinist, music teacher, composer, author and actor who lived and worked for most of his life in Toronto. Although he was highly respected as a musician in Toronto, and thoroughly immersed in the city’s musical culture from the 1920s until the 1980s, his greatest fame came to him later in life, as an actor in the Academy Award nominated NFB short film “The Violin”.
Maurice Solway's family lived at 164 York Street, Toronto, where he was born, in 1906. His parents, Jakob (b.1877) and Roza Solway (b.1877), had only just emigrated that year from Halofzen, Russia, where Jakob had been a musician and band leader. In Canada, Jakob adopted his father's trade and worked as a Kosher butcher, in Toronto’s St. John’s Ward. As a youth, Maurice played the violin in variety programmes with his sister, Dora, accompanying him on piano. His father was his first teacher, but he quickly showed enough promise to warrant private lessons with Harry Adaskin, and later with Dr. Luigi von Kunits, at the Canadian Academy of Music. He also studied at the Hambourg Conservatory in Toronto with Henri Czaplinsky and Geza de Kresz, starting in 1921.
Solway began his professional career with the New Symphony, which later became the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). During the 1920s, he also played in the Famous Players Cinema orchestras that accompanied silent films, and performed lunch concerts in Toronto hotel and department store orchestras, professional venues that would disappear by the 1930s.
From 1926 to 1928, Solway left Canada to study in Brussels with the highly regarded violinist, Eugène Ysaÿe. There he befriended other students of Ysaÿe, such as Nathan Milstein, William Primrose, Viola Mitchell, Robert Velton, and Joseph Gingold.
Upon his return to Toronto, Solway gave several recitals that were both critically and publicly well-received. Few such opportunities, however, existed in Canada at the time, and Solway was obliged to find work in-between solo concerts. He also suffered an injury to his left hand while moving a piano in 1929 that required him to adjust his technique for three fingers and interfered with his being able to play comfortably for a number of years.
He was married in 1930 to Anne Cass (1907-1994), and they had a son, Stephen. Facing his financial obligations to his new family, he opted for the more dependable income of orchestral playing versus the riskier and transitory life of a soloist. Besides classical music, he played with jazz groups like the Jolly Bachelor’s Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Jerome Kern, and Percy Faith, and on numerous recordings for the CBC, CFCA, and CKGW radio stations. He also played chamber music with the Joyce Trio, founded by Simeon Joyce (piano) and featuring Charles Mathe (cello).
In 1952, Solway retired from the TSO, dedicating himself to his chamber playing and radio work. He founded the Solway String Quartet (SSQ) in 1947, with Marcus Adeney (cello), Nathan Green (viola) and Jack Groob (violin). The quartet played a mixed repertoire that included standard classical music with more widely recognized popular songs and new compositions, especially works by Canadian composers such as Howard Cable, John Weinzweig and Jean Coulthard. Sponsored by the Ontario Board of Education and the CBC, the SSQ played rural Ontario towns and broadcast concerts for a wide demographic of music listeners. In 1955, they performed the Canadian debut of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Quintet for guitar and strings with Andres Segovia. The SSQ, with frequent changes in personnel, continued performing until 1968. Other players in the SSQ included Robert Warburton, Martin Chenhall, Murray Adaskin, Arthur Milligan, Charles Dobias, Eugene Hudson, Berul Sugerman, Joseph Pach and Ivan Romanoff.
In 1973, Solway was invited to act in a short children’s film “The Violin,” co-produced by George Pastic and Andrew Walsh. Solway also contributed the original music to the film, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1975. Following the success of the film, Solway also appeared on television, making guest appearances with Sharon, Lois and Bram, on the Elephant Show and Mr. Dressup. During this time, his wife Anne traveled with him and managed his appointments.
Solway was also a violin teacher throughout his career. In 1989, he published a preparatory book, Fiddling for Fun: the Visual and Aural Art of Violin Playing, in which he outlined a new theory for violin practice that proposed an easy to use visual system for familiarizing students with intervals and fingerboard positions.
He also wrote an autobiography, Recollections of a Violinist, in 1984, and continued to lecture and speak about music. In 1981 and 1983 he devised a lecture performance series to commemorate Ysaÿe, the proceeds of which went to the establishment of a music scholarship at the Royal Conservatory. As he began to play less frequently in the 1980s, he also began to compose more regularly, completing more than one hundred compositions, primarily works for solo violin and for violin and piano. As a composer, he returned frequently to folk themes and completed a series of songs based on his travels around the world. Among his folk themes are songs inspired by his visits to such diverse countries as Norway, Maui, Japan, Israel and Spain.
Maurice Solway was affiliated with the Beth Tzedec Synagogue and frequently contributed to charity concerts and fundraising efforts for organizations such as the Inner City Angels, a cultural society for disadvantaged children. He died in 2001 in Toronto.
Scope and Content
The Solway fonds is arranged into twelve files. The documents relate to Solway's professional activities as a musician, educator, composer, actor and author. These include printed texts, photographs, original music scores, promotional materials, programmes, audio cassettes, articles, correspondence, radioscripts and a video.
Notes
Includes 31 photographs, 2 v. of text, 1 videocassette (VHS) and 17 audio cassettes.
Name Access
Solway, Maurice, 1906-2001
Subjects
Musicians
Related Material
Fonds 25, Series 11, Item 9: Photo cabinet, photo #179 (oversized)
Photo cabinet, photo #501
Two titles in the archives library collection (1984-12-6) (1 title missing 15 Aug. 2006)
A vertical file has been created for Maurice Solway.
Creator
Solway, Maurice, 1906-2001
Accession Number
1988-10-9
1991-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
The photograph is of Maurice Solway from a performance in London, Ontario.
Notes
The photograph is mounted on a cardstock and inscribed on the back: "[Novack?] Residence, London/ 76. To Maurice, With my compliments and appreciation for a memorable evening of music and conversation. [Shirly?] Brownstone."
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1983]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm
Notes
Photo by Tony Hauser.
Black and white print is a copy from a colour negative.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This photograph was taken at Blackwell School in Sarnia, Ontario.
Notes
The print and negative were created by the archives from the original.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
The photo depicts Solway with his teacher, circa his debut of Ysaÿe's "Kreisler" Sonata for solo violin.
Notes
The photo is signed, "[K. Lonthie?], Bruselles" [note: original French spelling], possibly indicating the photographer.
The print and negative are copies from the original.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Solway and Koldofsky are pictured in a pension residence in Brussels.
Notes
Print and negative are copies from the original made by the archives.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Lifecycle Events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 7; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Lifecycle Events series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
7
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Herbert Solway is the son of Fanny (d.22 April 1971) (the sister of Sylvia Schwartz) and Alex Solway (d. 1 July 1988) and the borther of Carol Solway.
Herbert Solway received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1955. He was called to the Bar in 1957. Herbert was a founding member of Goodmans LLP, joining the firm in 1955. He has played a significant role in helping build the foundation of the firm, serving as its chair from 1980 to 1992. He served as a Chariman until 1994 and Partner until 1998. He continues to serve as Counsel to Goodmans. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel in 1968.
Herbert has also been a Director of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. since May 2006. He is a Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Founding director of the Tarragon Theatre Company. He was a Founding director of Sun Media Corporation, as well as a Director of John Labatt Ltd.
Scope and Content
This item consists of a graduation portrait of Herbert Solway.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 13; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
File
Fonds
13
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958], 1972
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm on mount 28 x 36 cm
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photo mounted on an original poster of the Solway String Quartet. Pictured in the photograph are, left to right: Albert Pratz (back turned to camera), Leon Weinstein, Stanley Solomon, Maurice Solway and Jack Benny. On the poster Maurice Solway is depicted in the upper left corner of the poster image. Below him, from left to right are Charles Dobias (violin), Eugene Hudson (viola) and Marcus Adeney (cello). The faces of the quartet on the poster are superimposed upon the background of a hand playing the violin. The remaining images in the file were produced by the archive from the original.
Notes
The dimensions of the poster, adjusted for orientation, are 36 x 28 cm.
Poster photo images by Donald McKague.
The original is located in the reception map cabinet. The negatives and prints are kept in box 58-2-4.
Related Material
The photograph is from the same evening as file 1, item 13.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 12 cm on mat 25 x 16 cm
Admin History/Bio
Maurice Goldstick was the fifth child of Sarah and Wolf Goldstick. He was born in Latvia and came to Canada with his family in 1904. He married Regina (Blum) and they had two chlidren, Sylvia and Wilfred. He passed away on August 23rd. 1960. He ran E & M Wrecking Building Company with his brother Edward.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Maurice Goldstick taken at his graduation from university. The photograph was taken by Farmer Brothers Ltd. studio in Toronto.
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This photo is taken outside the entrance of Ysaÿe's home. Gingold and Solway are arm in arm and posturing jovially. The word written across the gate is "la chanterelle", which is the colloquial name for the highest string on the violin (the E string).
Notes
The photo is taped with transparent tape at the top and has been written upon the back in pencil. An earlier message appears to have been erased from under the newer identifying inscription.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Maurice Solway is depicted playing his violin for a group of spectators and is surrounded by children. Most of these children are wearing white t-shirts that have "[?ing] Hands for the Arts 1989" written on them. The event is the 20th anniversary (4 Jun. 1989) of the Inner City Angels. The day involved performing works by and for inner city youths.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
3 photographs ; b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
The photograph is of Maurice Solway with his pupils, who have formed a string orchestra with piano. The caption under the photograph indicates that the concert was a violin recital at the Canadian Forester's Hall on May 10th, 1934. Maurice Solway is conducting and the concert was assisted by the Musical Arts College String Orchestra. Two prints were made from the original by the archives.
Notes
Photographed by A.E. Mackintosh, commercial press, 58 Carlton St., Toronto, Ontario.
The original print is 19 x 26 cm.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1142
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1142
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of the Solway family, taken in Haloftzin, Mogilev Province, Russia. Pictured from left to right are: Joe Solway (1901-1942), Gana, Rachel (1878-1969), Dora (aged 8 months), and Sam (1902-1953). Joe Solway was the father of Larry Solway.
Name Access
Solway, Dora
Solway family
Solway, Gana
Solway, Joe
Solway, Rachel
Solway, Sam
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
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
Russia
Accession Number
1976-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1957
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 12 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gary Solway was born in 1957 and is the eldest son of Herbert Solway and Elaine Solway (née Basin), and the great-nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He began his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen's University in 1976, completeing three years there and then finishing the degree in 1981, after doing his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1979-1980. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto in 1983.
Gary was a Partner with Torys LLP firm from 1983 to 2006 until becoming the Co-Head of the Bennett Jones LLP firm's Private Equity Group and Managing Partner of the Technology, Media and Entertainment Group.
Gary speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to financing of technology businesses. A regular writer, he contributed a number of chapters to Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and the Ontario Corporations Law Guide, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited. Gary is also the secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association.
Gertrude Schwartz was married to Joseph Schwartz and had four daughters, Sylvia, Fanny, Helen and Ruth.
Herbert Solway received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1955. He was called to the Bar in 1957. Herbert was a founding member of Goodmans LLP, joining the firm in 1955. He has played a significant role in helping build the foundation of the firm, serving as its chair from 1980 to 1992. He served as a Chariman until 1994 and Partner until 1998. He continues to serve as Counsel to Goodmans. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel in 1968.
Herbert has also been a Director of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. since May 2006. He is a Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Founding director of the Tarragon Theatre Company. He was a Founding director of Sun Media Corporation, as well as a Director of John Labatt Ltd. He is married to Ann Shortell.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of front row: Elaine Solway. Middle row (left to right): Unknown woman and Gertrude Schwartz (holding Gary Solway). Back row (left to right): Herbert Solway, Unknown woman and unknown man.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s5-3_f2_i6.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 8, series 5 for more photographs and information about the Schwartz and Solway families.
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 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Maurice Gartenberg.
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 238
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
238
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
2 embossed prints : 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs and embossed prints of Maurice Samuel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 122
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
122
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]-1970
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of two photograph of Maurice Strauss, former Belgium weightlifting champ, pressing weights in the Bloor and Spadina "Y" gymnasium.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 12; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
12
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Maurice Benzacar seated at a table. The caption on the verso of the photograph indicates that he is giving cheques to immigrants.
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 22
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
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Maurice Berg and Dr George Liban.
Name Access
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-11-1
Material Format
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
27 photographs : b&w and col. (26 tiff) ; 21 x 26 cm
1 document (electronic)
Date
1948-[198-], predominant 1948-1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists predominantly of photographs documenting the athletic career and family life of Maurice Strauss. Included are photos of Maurice performing gymnastic stunts and with his family in Belgium prior to coming to Canada, Maurice with his wife and children in Ontario, and shots of Maurice practicing his weightlifting and competing at various locations across Ontario including, the Brunswick Y, the Bloor YMHA (now known as the Miles Nadal Community Centre), and the Northern Y (now the Prosserman Centre on the Sherman campus). Also included are images of Maurice in Israel at the Maccabiah Games and shots of his son, Joel, competing in various weightlifting competitions. Finally, accession also includes a memoir in which Maurice recounts his memories of living in German occupied Belgium during the Second World War.
Identified in the photographs are: Maurice Strauss, Ruth Strauss, Dave Strauss, Daniel Strauss, Joel Strauss, Ida Strauss, Urin Strauss, Helen Strauss, George Chuvalo, Nate Mudrick (?), and Sherwin Desser.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Daniel Strauss, Maurice's son.
Administrative History
Maurice Strauss, a weightlifting champion, was born in Poland in 1929. At age 2, he moved to Brussels with his parents and older sister. A younger brother was born in Brussels. Like his father, Maurice eventually became a tailor. His father made strategic moves to protect the family--sending of Maurice's sister to work as a maid for a gentile family. Maurice wa able to move around freely by using the papers of a friend who was shot. His youngest brother did not make it out alive--he died of Tuberculosis in the concentration camps. Maurice, his sister, and parents came to Toronto in 1929.
Eventually Maurice opened up Sunny Cleaners at Sunnyside. In 1964, he opened a menswear store at Yonge and Eglinton called Maurice Menswear. He had acumen as a businessman despite his grade 7 education. He owned 3 laundry mat locations
He married Ruth Speigel in 1956. She was from a cultured family. Maurice went on to university as he felt that this was important. He studied business and French and received an Honours degree. He attempted to go to Teachers College but didn't get in. He did, however, received a business degree at age 58. At age 60, he taught at a high school in Etobicoke and also taught at CHAT.
His weightlifting career began in Brussels and when he came to Toronto, he was at an advantage because of his European training which was more advanced than Canada's athletic training. When he arrived in Toronto, he worked out at the YMHA on Brunswick and then at the newly opened YMHA at Bloor. He also coached weightlifting there.
The family was raised in the Bathurst Manor on Baycrest Ave, where Maurice bought a home in 1957. Maureice had 3 sons. While the children grew up, they went to the Bathurst JCC regularly. "It was their religion," according to son Daniel. Son, Joel was also a successful weightlifter and participated in the commonwealth games.
Use Conditions
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 Accessions
Passenger Names
Haberman, Maurice
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Haberman, Maurice
Page Number
675
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
2006-2007
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material for the performance of Israeli musician David Broza, a Leah Posluns theatre contract, a signed agreement between the Koffler School of Music and Aviv Productions, hospitality and sound riders, financials and correspondence relating to the performance.
Subjects
Musicians
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
2009
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material for the performance Psalms for the Perplexed by Israeli musician Kobi Oz. Also included is correspondence, administrative and financial documentation related to the event.
Subjects
Musicians
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Park Plaza Hotel, originally called the Queen's Park Plaza, began construction in 1928. However, because of financial problems in the Depression it was not completed until 1936. Prior to its completion it was bought by the Park Plaza Company, a group of investors including Harry Rotenberg of Yolles and Rotenberg and Joseph Schwartz, Sylvia Schwartz's father. It was originally used as a hotel, residences and office space. Through the 1940s and 1950s it was a popular hot spot, acting as a venue for entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. In the 1960s it became a popular location with the literary crowd, including Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler.
It was eventually bought by the Hyatt chain and re-named the Park Hyatt Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is a view of a piano player performing.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Park Plaza Hotel, originally called the Queen's Park Plaza, began construction in 1928. However, because of financial problems in the Depression it was not completed until 1936. Prior to its completion it was bought by the Park Plaza Company, a group of investors including Harry Rotenberg of Yolles and Rotenberg and Joseph Schwartz, Sylvia Schwartz's father. It was originally used as a hotel, residences and office space. Through the 1940s and 1950s it was a popular hot spot, acting as a venue for entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. In the 1960s it became a popular location with the literary crowd, including Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler.
It was eventually bought by the Hyatt chain and re-named the Park Hyatt Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is a view of a guitarist, accordianist and organist performing on stage.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
World Festival of Youth and Students file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 2; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
World Festival of Youth and Students file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
2
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jul. 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 14 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a view of an unidentified Mexican band playing instruments at the World Festival of Youth and Students.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s6-2_f2_i16.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
World Festival of Youth and Students file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 2; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
World Festival of Youth and Students file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
2
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jul. 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 14 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a view of an unidentified female singer and three piece band performing onstage at the World Festival of Youth and Students.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s6-2_f2_i15.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Willie Bryant (b. August 30, 1908) was an American jazz bandleader, vocalist, and disc jockey.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bryant grew up in Chicago. His first job in entertainment was dancing in the Whitman Sisters Show in 1926. He worked in various vaudeville productions for the next several years and in 1934 he appeared in the show Chocolate Revue with Bessie Smith.
In 1934, he put together his first big band, which at times included Teddy Wilson, Cozy Cole, Johnny Russell, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Eddie Durham, Ram Ramirez, and Taft Jordan. They recorded six times between 1935 and 1938 with Bryant singing on 18 of the 26 sides recorded.
Once his ensemble disbanded, Bryant worked in acting and disc jockeying. He recorded R&B in 1945 and led another big band between 1946 and 1948. During September and October 1949, he hosted Uptown Jubilee, a short-lived all-black variety show on CBS-TV . The show aired on Tuesday nights.
In the 1950s he was the emcee at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. He moved to California later in the 1950s and died of a heart attack in Los Angeles in February 9, 1964.
Scope and Content
This is a portrait of Willie Bryant. The photograph was taken at the Apollo Theatre in New York City.
Subjects
Musicians
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
New York (N.Y.).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (b. April 29, 1899) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader.
A prominent figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, and world tours.
Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category". These included many of the musicians who were members of his orchestra, some of whom are considered among the best in jazz in their own right, but it was Ellington who melded them into one of the most well-known jazz orchestral units in the history of jazz.
Ellington recorded for many American record companies, and appeared in several films.
Ellington led his band from 1923 until his death in 1974.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Duke Ellington.
Name Access
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (b. April 29, 1899) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader.
A prominent figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, and world tours.
Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category". These included many of the musicians who were members of his orchestra, some of whom are considered among the best in jazz in their own right, but it was Ellington who melded them into one of the most well-known jazz orchestral units in the history of jazz.
Ellington recorded for many American record companies, and appeared in several films.
Ellington led his band from 1923 until his death in 1974.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Duke Ellington.
Name Access
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 9 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Willie Bryant (b. August 30, 1908) was an American jazz bandleader, vocalist, and disc jockey.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bryant grew up in Chicago. His first job in entertainment was dancing in the Whitman Sisters Show in 1926. He worked in various vaudeville productions for the next several years and in 1934 he appeared in the show Chocolate Revue with Bessie Smith.
In 1934, he put together his first big band, which at times included Teddy Wilson, Cozy Cole, Johnny Russell, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Eddie Durham, Ram Ramirez, and Taft Jordan. They recorded six times between 1935 and 1938 with Bryant singing on 18 of the 26 sides recorded.
Once his ensemble disbanded, Bryant worked in acting and disc jockeying. He recorded R&B in 1945 and led another big band between 1946 and 1948. During September and October 1949, he hosted Uptown Jubilee, a short-lived all-black variety show on CBS-TV . The show aired on Tuesday nights.
In the 1950s he was the emcee at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. He moved to California later in the 1950s and died of a heart attack in Los Angeles in February 9th,1964.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Willie Bryant with two companions of Sylvia Schwartz: Jewell Schwartz and Frances Gruber. The photograph was taken at the Apollo Theatre in New York City.
Subjects
Musicians
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
New York (N.Y.).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (b. April 29, 1899) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader.
A prominent figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, and world tours.
Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category". These included many of the musicians who were members of his orchestra, some of whom are considered among the best in jazz in their own right, but it was Ellington who melded them into one of the most well-known jazz orchestral units in the history of jazz.
Ellington recorded for many American record companies, and appeared in several films.
Ellington led his band from 1923 until his death in 1974.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Duke Ellington.
Name Access
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Calvin Jackson (May 26, 1919, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader.
Jackson played piano from childhood and studied at Juilliard and New York University. Early in his career he worked with with Frankie Fairfax, then moved to Hollywood from 1943-47 as an assistant director of music for MGM. In 1947 he recorded with Phil Moore and also under his own name as a solo pianist for Discovery Records. He played with Mildred Bailey in New York in 1948, then moved to Toronto in 1950. His quartet appeared regularly at the Park Plaza Hotel, and he hosted a weekly program featuring jazz music on Canadian television. Over the course of the 1950s and early 1960s he released several LPs for labels such as Columbia Records.
In 1957 he returned to Los Angeles, where he continued to work as a composer for film and television. He also arranged for Ray Charles at one point, receiving an arrangement and co-producer credit for Charles' 1964 release "Sweet and Sour Tears".
By the early 1980s, he had moved to San Diego County, where he lived in semi-retirement in the Point Loma neighborhood, giving music lessons on a piano in his apartment.
Calvin Jackson died in Encinitas, California, in 1985.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Calvin Jackson.
Notes
This negative has two imags on it.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Herbert Mills (b. April 2, 1912, Piqua, Ohio) belonged to the Mills Brothers, an American jazz and pop vocal quartet who made more than 2,000 recordings that combined sold more than 50 million copies, and garnered at least three dozen gold records.
Among their many achievements, the Mills Brothers became the first African-Americans to have a network show on radio in 1930.
In 1934, The Mills Brothers became the first African-Americans to give a command performance before British royalty. They performed at the Regal Theatre for a special audience: King George V and Queen Mary.
After two of his borthers died. Herbert Mills continued to perform with his remaining living brother until his death in 1989 and was survived by his wife Dorothy.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Herbert Mills with his wife Dorothy.
Name Access
Mills Brothers
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bert Niosi (b. London, Ontario, February 10, 1909) was a Canadian bandleader, clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and arranger, known as "Canada's King of Swing".
He began studying flute and saxophone at age nine with Pasquale Venuta in London, Ont, and for a time in his teens played with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians in Cleveland. He then toured on the Loew's vaudeville circuit with his own band, the McPhillips Buescher Boys' Orchestra, which included his brother Joe (bassist, b London, Ont, 26 May 1906, d Toronto 14 May 1977), Tony Briglia (drummer, later a founding member of the Casa Loma Orchestra), and Hugo D'Ippolito (pianist, later a member of the Royal Canadians).
In 1931 Niosi formed a nine-piece band to play at the Embassy Club in Toronto. In 1932 he expanded the band and moved to the Palais Royale dance hall where, in an 18-year residence, he became an institution in Canadian pop music. The band was heard nationally on CBC broadcasts and toured Canada in 1945 and 1946. It included Niosi's brother Johnnie (drummer, b London, Ont, 26 Sep 1914, d Toronto 21 Nov 1965).
Niosi next embarked on a career with the CBC, first as a member 1952-9 of the Happy Gang, and then as music director of the TV series 'Four for the Show,' 'Cross-Canada Hit Parade,' and, 1965-76, 'The Tommy Hunter Show'. He continued to lead a dance band on occasion and returned to the Palais Royale for appearances as late as 1979.
A versatile musician, Niosi was proficient on trumpet and trombone as well as with the alto saxophone and clarinet; accompanied by his brothers he played all four instruments on a CBC TV show ca 1957. On an earlier occasion (1950) he played Mozart's Clarinet Quintet with the Solway String Quartet for CBC radio.
Niosi's recordings included several 78s from the 1940s with a jazz sextet for RCA Victor and Musicana, and one with his orchestra for Zephyr. He also made an LP as leader of the Jack Kane Band (1963, CTL CTLS-5036) and others as a soloist with the Albert Pratz Orchestra (RCI 173 and 174) and with the Johnny Burt Strings (1964, CTL CTLS-5044). His compositions have been recorded by Lucio Agostini and by the pianist Alexander 'Ragtime' Read.
Niosi died in 1987 in Mississauga.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bert Niosi.
Name Access
Niosi, Bert, 1909-1987
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 8 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bennie Payne (b. 18 June, 1907, Philadelphia, PA) was a pianist and arranger. He played with the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Chu Berry, and Fats Waller, but his longest collaboration was with the lounge singer Billy Daniels; during the 1950s, they were among the first African-American entertainers to appear on national television. In 1964, Payne appeared on Broadway in a revival of "Golden Boy" with Daniels and Sammy Davis, Jr.
He is best known as the pianist in Cab Calloway's band.
Payne died in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bennie Payne with two companions of Sylvia Schwartz: Jewell Schwartz and Frances Gruber.
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1951
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bennie Payne (b. 18 June, 1907, Philadelphia, PA) was a pianist and arranger. He played with the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Chu Berry, and Fats Waller, but his longest collaboration was with the lounge singer Billy Daniels; during the 1950s, they were among the first African-American entertainers to appear on national television. In 1964, Payne appeared on Broadway in a revival of "Golden Boy" with Daniels and Sammy Davis, Jr.
He is best known as the pianist in Cab Calloway's band.
Payne died in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bennie Payne.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bennie Payne (b. 18 June, 1907, Philadelphia, PA) was a pianist and arranger. He played with the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Chu Berry, and Fats Waller, but his longest collaboration was with the lounge singer Billy Daniels; during the 1950s, they were among the first African-American entertainers to appear on national television. In 1964, Payne appeared on Broadway in a revival of "Golden Boy" with Daniels and Sammy Davis, Jr.
He is best known as the pianist in Cab Calloway's band.
Payne died in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bennie Payne at his piano.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Walter 'Foots' Thomas (b.1907, Muskogee, Oklahoma) was a saxophonist and arranger in Cab Calloway's orchestra. He moved to New York City in 1927, and played for a time with Jelly Roll Morton. He then joined the Missourians in 1929, just before Calloway took it over.
Since the 1940s, he lived in Englewood, New Jersey. He died on August 26, 1981 as a result of cancer.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Walter "Foots" Thomas.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
John (Jacob) Weinzweig (b. March 11, 1913) was a Canadian composer of classical music.
Born in Toronto, Weinzweig went to Harbord Collegiate Institute, and studied music at the University of Toronto. In 1937, he left for the United States to study under Bernard Rogers. During the Second World War, he began composing film music, and in 1952 he became a professor at the University of Toronto. In the previous year he had co-founded the Canadian League of Composers, and he was actively involved in several other organisations representing musicians and composers.
In 1974, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1988, he was awarded the Order of Ontario.
Weinzweig died in 2006.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of John Weinzweig.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Name Access
Weinzweig, John, 1913-2006
Subjects
Musicians
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.
Physical Condition
Negative is bent as if it has been rolled around something for a long period of time. Emulsion is still intact and not cracked as a result of the bending.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-8-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-16
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
ca. 20 cm textual records
1 audio cassette
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of files related to the musical careers of musicians and composers including John Weinzweig, Nathan Appleby, Cantor Norman Summers, and Boris Charloff. Materials include audio cassettes, sheet music, concert programmes, correspondence, and lyrics.
Custodial History
Found in storage with donor unknown, presumed to have been left in music room of Latner Jewish Public Library.
Subjects
Musicians
Name Access
Appleby, Nathan
Charloff, Boris
Summers, Norman
Weinzweig, John
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1957
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 13 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jan Shleser (now Simonsky) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jill Shleser and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz. She is married to Rob Simonsky.
Jan was nominated for the 2012/2013 Sisterhood Board of Directors at Holy Blossom Temple.
Jill Shleser (now Gillian Gillison) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jan (nee Shleser) Simonsky and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Gillian is an Associate Professor at Trinity College at the University of Toronto in the Theological Department, and has written several books and articles on the topics of the study of myth and ritual in non-literate societies, religion in the history of Anthropological theory, psychoanalysis, and peoples of Oceania.
Gary Solway was born in 1957 and is the eldest son of Herbert Solway and Elaine Solway (née Basin), and the great-nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He began his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen's University in 1976, completeing three years there and then finishing the degree in 1981, after doing his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1979-1980. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto in 1983.
Gary was a Partner with Torys LLP firm from 1983 to 2006 until becoming the Co-Head of the Bennett Jones LLP firm's Private Equity Group and Managing Partner of the Technology, Media and Entertainment Group.
Gary speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to financing of technology businesses. A regular writer, he contributed a number of chapters to Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and the Ontario Corporations Law Guide, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited. Gary is also the secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association.
Fanny (nee Schwartz) Solway was the sister of Sylvia Schwartz. She was married to Alex Solway (d. 1 July 1988) and had two children, Carol and Herbert. She had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. She died on 22 April 1971.
Carol Solway is the daughter of Alex and Fanny Solway, brother of Herbert Solway and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Ruth Schwartz was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz, and had three sisters, Sylvia, Fanny and Helen.
A respected Toronto bookseller, the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award was established in 1976 by Sylvia Schwartz in her honour. In 2004, the Schwartz family renamed the award the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The administration of this award is shared by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the juries, the Ontario Arts Council Foundation and the Canadian Booksellers Association, whose members select the short list of books.
Helen Shleser (nee Schwartz) was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz, and the sister of the Fanny, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz. Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Gillian and Jan.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of front row: Jan Shleser. Middle row (left to right): Jil Shleser, Elaine Solway (née Basin), Gary Solway (baby) and unknown girl. Top row (left to right): Carol Solway, Ruth Schwartz, Helen Shleser and Fanny Solway.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s5-3_f2_i4.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 8, series 5 for more photographs and information about the Schwartz, Shleser and Solway families.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1957
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 13 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jan Shleser (now Simonsky) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jill Shleser and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz. She is married to Rob Simonsky.
Jan was nominated for the 2012/2013 Sisterhood Board of Directors at Holy Blossom Temple.
Jill Shleser (now Gillian Gillison) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jan (née Shleser) Simonsky and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Gillian is an Associate Professor at Trinity College at the University of Toronto in the Theological Department, and has written several books and articles on the topics of the study of myth and ritual in non-literate societies, religion in the history of Anthropological theory, psychoanalysis, and peoples of Oceania.
Gary Solway was born in 1957 and is the eldest son of Herbert Solway and Elaine Solway (née Basin), and the great-nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He began his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen's University in 1976, completeing three years there and then finishing the degree in 1981, after doing his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1979-1980. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto in 1983.
Gary was a Partner with Torys LLP firm from 1983 to 2006 until becoming the Co-Head of the Bennett Jones LLP firm's Private Equity Group and Managing Partner of the Technology, Media and Entertainment Group.
Gary speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to financing of technology businesses. A regular writer, he contributed a number of chapters to Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and the Ontario Corporations Law Guide, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited. Gary is also the secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association.
Fanny (née Schwartz) Solway was the sister of Sylvia Schwartz. She was married to Alex Solway (d. 1 July 1988) and had two children, Carol and Herbert. She had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. She died on 22 April 1971.
Carol Solway is the daughter of Alex and Fanny Solway, brother of Herbert Solway and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Ruth Schwartz was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz, and had three sisters, Sylvia, Fanny and Helen.
A respected Toronto bookseller, the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award was established in 1976 by Sylvia Schwartz in her honour. In 2004, the Schwartz family renamed the award the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The administration of this award is shared by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the juries, the Ontario Arts Council Foundation and the Canadian Booksellers Association, whose members select the short list of books.
Helen Shleser (née Schwartz) was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz, and the sister of the Fanny, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz. Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Gillian and Jan.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of front row: Jan Shleser. Middle row (left to right): Jil Shleser, Elaine Solway (née Basin), Gary Solway (baby) and unknown girl. Top row (left to right): Carol Solway, Ruth Schwartz, Helen Shleser and Fanny Solway.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s5-3_f2_i3.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 8, series 5 for more photographs and information about the Schwartz, Shleser and Solway families.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1957
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 12 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gary Solway was born in 1957 and is the eldest son of Herbert Solway and Elaine Solway (née Basin), and the great-nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He began his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen's University in 1976, completeing three years there and then finishing the degree in 1981, after doing his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1979-1980. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto in 1983.
Gary was a Partner with Torys LLP firm from 1983 to 2006 until becoming the Co-Head of the Bennett Jones LLP firm's Private Equity Group and Managing Partner of the Technology, Media and Entertainment Group.
Gary speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to financing of technology businesses. A regular writer, he contributed a number of chapters to Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and the Ontario Corporations Law Guide, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited. Gary is also the secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association.
Herbert Solway is married to Ann Shortell and is the father of Gary Solway. received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1955. He was called to the Bar in 1957. Herbert was a founding member of Goodmans LLP, joining the firm in 1955. He has played a significant role in helping build the foundation of the firm, serving as its chair from 1980 to 1992. He served as a Chariman until 1994 and Partner until 1998. He continues to serve as Counsel to Goodmans. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel in 1968.
Herbert has also been a Director of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. since May 2006. He is a Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Founding director of the Tarragon Theatre Company. He was a Founding director of Sun Media Corporation, as well as a Director of John Labatt Ltd. He is married to Ann Shortell.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of Elaine Solway, Gary Solway and Herbert Solway.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s5-3_f2_i5.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 8, series 5 for more photographs and information about the Solway family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1957
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 13 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gary Solway was born in 1957 and is the eldest son of Herbert Solway and Elaine Solway (née Basin), and the great-nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He began his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen's University in 1976, completeing three years there and then finishing the degree in 1981, after doing his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1979-1980. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto in 1983.
Gary was a Partner with Torys LLP firm from 1983 to 2006 until becoming the Co-Head of the Bennett Jones LLP firm's Private Equity Group and Managing Partner of the Technology, Media and Entertainment Group.
Gary speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to financing of technology businesses. A regular writer, he contributed a number of chapters to Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and the Ontario Corporations Law Guide, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited. Gary is also the secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association.
Herbert Solway is married to Ann Shortell and is the father of Gary Solway. received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1955. He was called to the Bar in 1957. Herbert was a founding member of Goodmans LLP, joining the firm in 1955. He has played a significant role in helping build the foundation of the firm, serving as its chair from 1980 to 1992. He served as a Chariman until 1994 and Partner until 1998. He continues to serve as Counsel to Goodmans. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel in 1968.
Herbert has also been a Director of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. since May 2006. He is a Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Founding director of the Tarragon Theatre Company. He was a Founding director of Sun Media Corporation, as well as a Director of John Labatt Ltd.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of Elaine Solway, Gary Solway and Herbert Solway.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s5-3_f2_i10.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 8, series 5 for more photographs and information about the Solway family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs: b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Alex Solway was married to Fanny Schwartz, sister of Sylvia Schwartz, and had two children, Carol and Herbert. He had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. He died on 1 July 1988.
Alex was a member of the Board of Govenors of Beth Tzedec during the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Alex Solway.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
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.
Related Material
See Fonds 80 Series 5-2 for photographs of Alex Solway at the family cottage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs: b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 15 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Carol Solway is the daughter of Alex and Fanny Solway, brother of Herbert Solway and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Carol Solway.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80 Series 5-2 for photographs of the Carol Solway at the family cottage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1940
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Fanny (nee Schwartz) Solway was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz and the sister of Sylvia Schwartz. She was married to Alex Solway (d. 1 July 1988) and had two children, Carol and Herbert. She had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. She died on 22 April 1971.
The Fanny Solway Award, is a University of Toronto Faculty of Law bursary set up by her family after her death to be given to a first year student that has obtained standing in pre-law studies satisfactory to the council and who satisfies the Council of capacity to be an outstanding law student, and demonstrates financial need.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Fanny Solway.
Notes
This item has no proofs
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.
Related Material
See Fonds 80 Series 5-2 for photographs of the Fanny Solway at the family cottage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs: b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Fanny (nee Schwartz) Solway was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz and the sister of Sylvia Schwartz. She was married to Alex Solway (d. 1 July 1988) and had two children, Carol and Herbert. She had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. She died on 22 April 1971.
The Fanny Solway Award, is a University of Toronto Faculty of Law bursary set up by her family after her death to be given to a first year student that has obtained standing in pre-law studies satisfactory to the council and who satisfies the Council of capacity to be an outstanding law student, and demonstrates financial need.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Fanny Solway.
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.
Related Material
See Fonds 80 Series 5-2 for photographs of the Fanny Solway at the family cottage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1958
Physical Description
2 photographs: b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gary Solway was born in 1957 and is the eldest son of Herbert Solway and Elaine Solway (née Basin) and the great-nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He began his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen's University in 1976, completeing three years there and then finishing the degree in 1981, after doing his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1979-1980. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto in 1983.
Gary was a Partner with Torys LLP firm from 1983 to 2006 until becoming the Co-Head of the Bennett Jones LLP firm's Private Equity Group and Managing Partner of the Technology, Media and Entertainment Group.
Gary speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to financing of technology businesses. A regular writer, he contributed a number of chapters to Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and the Ontario Corporations Law Guide, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited. Gary is also the secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Gary Solway.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, Series 5-3 for photographs of a Pidyon Ha'Ben ceremony for Gary Solway.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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