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Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
27
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1932
Physical Description
4 architectural drawings and technical drawings : 2 blueprints, 2 pencil on tracing paper ; 53 cm length or smaller and 4 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Owned by Mr. A. Levy, Levy Auto Wreckers was one of Canada's largest auto wreckers during the 1930s. The head office was located at 735/737 Queen Street West and it had a branch office at 464 Queen Street East.
Scope and Content
File consists of floor plans, a block plan and drawings of joist framings for Levy Auto Wreckers at 464 Queen St. East.
Related Material
See File 49-5-10 for plans of stores for Mr. A. Levy on St. Clair Avenue that were designed by E. Telfer Arnoldi.
See File 49-3-13 for plans of the head office, located at 735/737 Queen Street West.
Places
Queen Street East (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1487
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1487
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured is Mr. Nusyna (Nusanovigh) in front of his appliance store.
Name Access
Nusanovigh
Nusyna
Subjects
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1486
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1486
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured are Mr. and Mrs. Nusyna (Nusanovigh) in front of their appliance store on Queen St. West. There are several items on display in the store window.
Name Access
Nusanovigh
Nusyna
Subjects
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
91
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1923-1924
Physical Description
65 architectural and technical drawings : 7 blueprints, 58 pencil, some hand col., pencil crayon and watercolour, some on tracing paper ; 86 cm length or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Gelber Brothers, Louis and Moses, were born in what is now Austria in the late nineteenth century. Together they founded the Imperial Clothing Company, which later became Gelber Brothers Woollens. Their head office was located in the Gelber Building at 217-225 Richmond Street West. Although selling woollens was their main business, the brothers had other investments, including ownership of a service station at Simcoe and Richmond and a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue. After the brothers died, the family sold the woollens business and invested in real estate.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of a large seven storey building at 205 Richmond Street West, commissioned for the Gelber Brothers. It does not appear that the Gelber Brothers ever used the building for their own operations, but rather, leased it out to other garment manufacturers. Elevations, sections, a roof plan, floor plans, a block plan and detailing of the entrance are included. Also included are technical drawings of structural elements of the building as well as schedules for the construction of the building.
Notes
Due to the fragility of these drawings, the description is partially based on the item level descriptions compiled by Steve Speisman. Drawings are located in two separate rolls.
This building was previously erroneously identified as the Gelber Building at 217-225 Richmond Street West.
Physical Condition
Some drawings are fragile and torn.
Related Material
See File 49-3-90 for the architectural drawings of a woollens warehouse for the Gelber Brothers at 355-359 Adelaide Street West.
See File 49-2-7 for the architectural drawings of alterations and additions to the house of Mr. Louis Gelber as well as his biography.
See File 49-3-46 for architectural drawings and plans of a service station for the Gelber Brothers at the corner of Richmond and Simcoe streets.
See File 49-3-68 for architectural drawings of a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue for the Gelber Brothers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3283
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3283
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Harris was born in 1869, likely in Lithuania, and died in Toronto in 1936. His wife Sarah [Ruben] (1869-1940) had immigrated to Toronto from Svislocz (near Bialystock) in 1887. The couple lived for a time in the American Midwest before opening the Harris Delicatessen business in 1900 or 1901 at 233 Queen Street West in Toronto. In 1913 they moved the business across the street to 178 Queen Street West and re-opened as a new deli. Harris’ was the first Jewish delicatessen in Toronto. It was later converted by Mr. Harris from a deli to a tobacco store.
The family had three sons: Samuel Aaron (1888-1982) born in Toronto, Dr. William (1895-1955) born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Dr. Louis [Jacob] (1906-1986) born in Toronto. Samuel and Sarah Harris were the grandparents of, among others, Judge Sydney M. Harris; Thelma B. Harris [m. Prof. Albert Rose]; and Sgt. Frederick B. Harris of the Queen’s Own Rifles, who was killed at Juno Beach on D-Day.
Sarah Harris was the sister or half-sister of Abraham Rothbart (pharmacist). Samuel Harris was the founding chairman of the Toronto Hebrew Free School, a founder of the Toronto Free Loan Association, and a president of the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home on Cecil Street.
Scope and Content
The photograph is an interior view of Harris' Deli located at 178 Queen St. W. near Simcoe Street in Toronto. Sarah Harris is pictured inside the deli.
Name Access
Harris, Samuel
Harris, Sarah
Subjects
Delicatessens
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.)
Simcoe Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Level
File
Fonds
27
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1931]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the theatre in early stages of construction.
Notes
Title based on inscription on the photograph and information found in series 2 newspaper clippings.
Subjects
Theaters
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
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1488
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1488
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1929]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of an unidentified man in front of a men's outfitters.
Name Access
Mr Brown Haberdashery
Subjects
Men's furnishing goods
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-28
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 1725
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1725
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph from left to right are: Mr. Rakofsky; Harry A. Pike.
Name Access
Pike, Harry A.
Rakofsky, Mr.
Subjects
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
12
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col. pencil crayon on tracing paper ; 44 cm length and 4 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of a two storey building that was converted into a hotel, situated at 628-632 Bloor St. West. Floor plans and an elevation drawing are included.
Notes
Formerly listed as Commission XXVI.
Physical Condition
Material is fragile.
Places
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6080
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6080
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910s-1920s]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Graner, son of Leizer and Chaya Graner, was born in Russian-controlled Ukraine in 1879. He was educated in cheders and emigrated to England in the early twentieth century, where he remained for two and a half years. He settled in Toronto in 1907. He was the founder and first president of the Hebrew National Association and one of the founders of the Kehillah of Toronto. He was on the Board of the United Orthodox Synagogues of Canada, the Hebrew Free School, the Old Folks Home and the Goel Zedeck Synagogue. He was president of the Ukraine Verband of Toronto and Ontario in 1919, and directed the relief campaigns for the distressed. He was also chairman of the Ukraine Orphans' Campaign and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in July 1919. He had three children: Harry, Irwin, and Ida.
Scope and Content
Photograph of exterior of Graner & Company Bankers and steamship agents, Queen St. W., Toronto, n.d. Probably 1920s (perhaps 1910s). Standing in doorway is Joseph Graner.
Name Access
Graner & Company Bankers
Graner, Joseph
Subjects
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1505
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1505
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1921]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Jacob Hurvitz and his daughter Florence standing in front of the Western Furniture Exchange on Queen St. West in Toronto.
Name Access
Hurvitz, Florence
Hurvitz, Jacob
Western Furniture Exchange (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Fathers and sons
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-2-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1480
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1480
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1913 or 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Max Wyman standing in front of his luggage shop on Queen St. West in Toronto.
Name Access
Wyman, Max
Subjects
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
52
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1933
Physical Description
4 architectural drawings : pencil on tracing paper, 1 hand col. pencil crayon ; 40 cm length or smaller and 5 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
The Colonial Theatre was established in 1919 and occupied the main floor of the Franklin Building, across the street from Old Toronto City Hall. It was owned an operated by Henry Franklin. The theatre was later renamed the Bay Theatre and closed in 1965. The building itself was torn down shortly thereafter. The site is currently occupied by the Simpson Building.
Scope and Content
File consists of plans of the balcony, gallery, lobby and foyer.
Physical Condition
Poor condition, plans badly torn.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
18
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1948
Physical Description
4 architectural drawings : 3 pencil on tracing paper, 1 pen ; 55 cm length or smaller and 4 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Union Bakery was a large Jewish bakery owned by Abraham Stancer. The bakery was previously known as Stancer Brothers.
Scope and Content
File consists of proposed alterations to a two story building for Union Bakery Co. at 779 Dundas St. West. Several floor plans and sections are included.
Related Material
See Photo #1511 for a photo of Abraham Stancer.
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1953-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 presentation drawing : brownline drawing, hand col. ; 41 x 82 cm
3 technical drawings : brownline prints ; 52 x 54 cm and 54 x 78 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of invoices from the architect relating to the construction of a new building which Sol Edell wanted to build on the site occupied by Edell's Drug Store. Also included is correspondence with the Municipality of Etobicoke regarding a building permit and a report from the Ontario Municipal Board regarding by-laws for apartment buildings. File also consists of a presentation drawing of what the proposed apartment building would look like and preliminary floor plans and elevation drawings by architect Sidney Samuels.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
33
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil on tracing paper ; 60 cm length and 4 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of floor plans, sections and elevations of a laundry building for Mr. Peter Kin at 71 Queen St. West.
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3812
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3812
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Gittelmacher's Photography Studio
Subjects
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
36
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col. pencil crayon on tracing paper ; 58 cm length and 4 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of a store located at 1482 Queen St. W. for Mr. Louis M. Stern. Floor plans, a lot plan, a section and an elevation drawing are included.
Physical Condition
Material is fragile, somewhat torn.
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2511
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2511
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1923
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Wall, Charlie
Wall, Joe
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
Shoe stores
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1509
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1509
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1914
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of H. Stein standing in front of his jewellery store at 944 Queen St. West in Toronto.
Name Access
Stein, H.
Subjects
Jewelry stores
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : blueprint ; 54 cm length and 4 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Morris Rubinoff was the owner of a drygoods store.
Scope and Content
File contains architectural drawings of additions and alterations to a store and dwelling for Mr. Morris Rubinoff at 510 Queen St. West. Sections, floor plans and an elevation drawing are included.
Notes
Formerly listed as Commission VIII.
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 5; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
5
File
10
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1932
Physical Description
2 architectural drawings : blueprints; 50 cm length or smaller and 4 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of elevations and a floor plan.
Notes
Building was designed by E. Telfer Arnoldi.
Related Material
See File 49-3-27 for plans of the branch office, located at 464 Queen Street East.
See File 49-3-13 for plans of the head office, located at 735/737 Queen Street West.
Places
St. Clair Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1305
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1305
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1904]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, pictured left to right: Mrs. Minnie Levi; Abba; Mattie; Paul Levi; Sarah; Rivka; Mrs. Fleishman. Seated on step: Henrietta Israelson; Margaret Fleishman (later a social worker in St. Louis).
Name Access
Levi family
Subjects
Dwellings
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
Regent Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-5-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1304
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1304
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1904]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, pictured left to right: Mrs. Minnie Levi; Rivka (Mrs. Morris Brown); Mattie (Mrs. Meyer Rotenberg); Sarah (Mrs. Samuel Godfrey); Mrs. J. Fleishman (mother of Mrs. Levi).
Name Access
Levi family
Subjects
Dwellings
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
Richmond Hill (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-5-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2510
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2510
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative) b&w ; 12.5x 18cm
Admin History/Bio
Charlie Wall (b.1898-d.1996) owned Wall Bros. Shoes Store with his Brother Joe Wall (d.1975). Charlie married Nellie Rosenbaum (d.1993) and together they had two children, the late Charlette Mintz (d.1993) and Barbara Weingarten. Gloria Rosenbaum (d.2004), sister of Nellie is pictured with Joe and Charlie Wall.
Scope and Content
Item consists of portrait of Charlie Wall, Joe Wall (d.1975) and Gloria Rosenbaum (d.2004) in front of their shoe store Wall Bros. Shoes Store, located at 112 Queen Street West in Toronto.
Name Access
Rosenbaum, Gloria
Wall Bros
Wall, Charlie
Wall, Joe
Subjects
Portraits
Shoe stores
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2439
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2439
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Gerston family front of their general dry goods store on Queen Street West in Toronto. Pictured in the doorway, left to right: Mrs. Gerston, Salesman, Mr. Gerston.
Children, left to right: Harold Gerston, (Dr.) Harry Gerston, Helen Gerston (m. Sturman).
Name Access
Gerston family
Gerston, Harold
Gerston, Dr. Harry
Gerston, Helen
Sturman, Helen
Subjects
Families
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3036
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3036
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Rosenblatt, Julius
Subjects
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
Chestnut Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Elizabeth Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1735
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1735
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Folks Farein
Subjects
Architecture
Charities
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3809
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3809
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1938]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Zakon's Second-Hand Furniture Store
Zlot, David
Subjects
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1960-[196-]
Physical Description
45 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm or smaller
12 negatives : b&w ; 35mm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of concerts and religious services held at the Ontario Hospital, Queen St. Whitby. The majority of photographs are of patients, performers and Folks Farein volunteers. Mentioned are Mrs. P. Frieberg, Mrs. D. Wiener, Michael Ganz, Mr. S. Shuhyn, and Mr. B. Lampert.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Photographs featuring hospital patients are closed for 100 years from the date of the photograph.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Places
Whitby (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 38; Series 8; File 11; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
Fonds
38
Series
8
File
11
Item
6
Material Format
sound recording
Date
28 Aug. 1984
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
Item is an audio cassette of an interview with Levy Conglin. The survey results of a statistical analysis of disabled Jews are discussed.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 255
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
255
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-33
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-33
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
2 VHS tapes
13 film reels : 8 mm
Date
1957-1967
Scope and Content
Accession consists of home movies documenting the Levy family of Hamilton, Ontario. Included is footage of birthday parties, children playing at their home and in parks, swimming, sailing, a football game at Ivor Wynne Stadium, a trip to Algonquin Park, family picnics, and trips to Quebec and New York.
Administrative History
Nancy Levy was born in 1951 to Corinne (née Cohn) and Edgar Levy. (Corinne and Edgar's name was originally Moshe Noss. He was born in the Ukraine and orphaned at an early age. Around 1921 he immigrated to Canada through the help of a Mr. Grafstein. Once in Canada, Edgar and his brothers were adopted into different families. The Levy family adopted Edgar and he took their name.
Edgar married Corrine Cohn in 1946. Edgar had a business in Hamilton called Piston Service, which was a wholesaler for car parts. Corrine drove a truck for this business and eventually became the bookkeeper for another firm. After marriage, they lived in Hamilton at 18 West Third.
Nancy had two younger siblings: Ann (1956–) and Lois (1958–2018). She married Wayne Greenberg in 1979 and they divorced around 1985. She studied medical lab technology at a community college and worked at various hospitals and businesses, including Henderson Hospital in Hamilton and Baycrest.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Levy family
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-12-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 33 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1913-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the maternal (Cohn) and paternal (Levy) branches of the donor's family. Included are cards, certificates, death certificates, degrees, diplomas, family trees, letters, an oral history transcript, passports, photographs, reference materials, telegrams, and other records.
Individuals documented in the records include: Al Berns, Etta Cohn, Judah Cohn, Natalie Cohn, Stanley Cohn, Sylvia Cohn, Al Cole, Myer Drazin, Manny Godfrey, Bert Gold, Dan Gold, Jonah Gold, Yenta Kohl, Ann Levy, Corinne Levy, Edgar Levy, Lois Levy, Nancy Levy, Joan Lipton, Joy Matsuzaki, Raymond Mock,Edythe Noss, Harvey Noss, Mark Noss, Walter Lyons, Judy Rubin, Richard Seymour, and Elaine Zimmerman.
Caption (030): Edgar Levy shortly after arrival in Canada, [ca. 1921]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2019-12-3.
Administrative History
The Noss family traces its origins to Russia/Ukraine. The patriarch, Avraham Noss, died after contracting typhus after being badly beaten in a pogrom. His wife, Toiba, died of either cholera, typhus, or influenza (accounts vary). They left behind four children: Raisa, Meyer, Joseph, and Moshe. The extended family took care of the four orphans but did not have enough food to feed them, so the three youngest were put in a Jewish orphanage. The eldest, Raisa, was too old but came every day to visit her brothers. One day, she arrived only to be told, "The missionaries took them away." The entire orphanage was brought to Canada. A Mr. Hershman from Toronto was involved as was a congregation of Christadelphians from Hamilton including a Mr. Farrar who owned a good-quality clothing store.
Raisa remained in Russia, where she received an education from the Communist Party and became an engineer. Meyer kept in touch with his sister for as long as possible, but the two eventually lost touch.
The Drazin family took in Meyer, the eldest brother, although the family never adopted him. Despite this, he changed his name to Drazin. Joseph ("Joe") was adopted but was returned to Children's Aid, where he went from foster home to foster home. He eventually took back the Noss family name. As for Moshe, he was adopted by Moses Levy and Marietta Steinert. Moshe's new parents changed his name to Edgar Steinert Levy. Edgar Levy is thus the same individual as Moshe Noss. Marietta was well-known in the Hamilton community, and a chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women was named after her.
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.
Descriptive Notes
Accompanying material: After donating the records in her possession, the donor emailed the archivist a document titled "Noss Family Story," which the archivist used to compose the biographical sketch. The document has been saved with other supporting documentation.
Subjects
Families
Genealogy
Name Access
Cohn (family)
Levy, Corinne,1917-1978
Levy, Edgar, 1915-1980
Levy (family)
Levy, Marietta Steinbert, 1858-1928
Noss (family)
Places
Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 146
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
146
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Mark Levy.
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 148
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
148
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
3 embossed prints ; 7 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph and embossed prints of Mort Levy.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1981-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-9-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1928-1936
Scope and Content
Accession consists of S. Levy's licence to operate radio receiving equipment in Toronto (1928-1929); gasoline handling licence granted to I. Levy of Levy's Hardware, Toronto (1934); and Isaac Levy's certificate of membership at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto (1936).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 26 and 13 x 18 cm
Date
1908-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of a group of people in front of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queens Park in the 1930s, a photograph of J. Irving Oelbaum, National Vice President of Canadian Jewish Congress, presenting a Scroll of Honour to Mr. and Mrs. J. Donnenfeld (1961), and a United Zionists of Toronto certificate awarded to Paul Levi in 1908.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 68
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
68
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, invitations to receptions, press releases, biographical information and programmes of events.
Name Access
Eshkol, Levi, 1895-1969
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Levy family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 15; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Levy family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
15
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Rose Levy.
Name Access
Levy, Rose
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
Levine and Cass family fonds
Levy family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 15; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Levy family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
15
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Rose Levy taken at a studio in Toronto likely in the 1920's.
Notes
Mounted in card frame
Photographer: Rembrandt Studio, 141 Yonge Street, Toronto
Name Access
Levy, Rose
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
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 81
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
81
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1951-1961
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm and 7 x 10 cm
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of two photographs of Mort Levy. One features Mort Levy standing with Mr. A. Lipson on a dirt road and the other is Mort Levy sitting on the front steps of a cabin at Camp Frailoch, surrounded by campers. The cabin was probably the original Willison farmhouse, which was later bought by the YMCA in the 1940s and was destroyed by fire in the 1950s.There is also a letter from the Globe and Mail addressed to Mort Levy regarding the presentation of an engraving to Bobbie Rosenfeld and a membership certificate for the North Toronto Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., signed by Sam Granatstein and Alex Fisher.
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
Levine and Cass family fonds
Levy family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Levy family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1902]-[192-?]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 17 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Mrs. Dora Levy was the daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Cass and the sister of Sarah (Cass) Levine. She was born in Russia in 1870 and immigrated to Canada in 1889. She married Charles Levy (b. 1869) on 10 February 1892 in Toronto.
Shortly thereafter, they moved to Allerston, Ontario, where he opened up a store. The couple had four children: Tobias (b. 1892), Louis (b. 1894), Benjamin (b. 1897) and Esther (b. 1899). Tobias, who was also referred to as Theodore or Ted, married Rhoda Davis on 12 June 1919. His sister, Esther, married Joseph Kert on 6 November 1921.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Levy family.
Name Access
Levy family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Levy, Abraham
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levy, Abraham
Page Number
518
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levy, Abraham
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levy, Abraham
Page Number
740
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levy, David
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levy, David
Page Number
312
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levy, Issy
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levy, Issy
Page Number
398
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Hill, W. W.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Hill, W. W.
Page Number
688
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Level
Item
ID
Item 4995
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4995
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 192-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Robins came from England in 1907 from Debrova. The store was given up in 1953 or 1954.
Name Access
Robins, Samuel
Samuel Robins' Tailor Shop
Subjects
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
Queen Street East (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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