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Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 147
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
147
Material Format
textual record
Date
2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an education plan for Clementine Suite and a workshop catalogue for the exhibit.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-6-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-16
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
9 photographs : col ; 15 x 10 cm
Date
1998-1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of nine photographs of events at the Borochov Centre and the Toronto Heschel School. Seven of the photos are of childern observing Yom Hazikaron, one photo is of a Yom Ha'atz-Maul celebration, and one photo is a Yiddish Cultural Club group photo at the Borochov Centre.
Subjects
Religion
Education
Children
Name Access
Borochov Centre
Toronto Heschel School
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of an 11 year old girl, who is seated with her legs crossed and her hands on her knee, while facing the camera.
Notes
The negative has two images on it.
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
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 85
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
85
Material Format
textual record
Date
1999-2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an exhbit catalogue entitled Clementine Suite, a media release for Clementine Suite, reviews of the exhbit and a curriculum vitae.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1988-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1933-1950
Scope and Content
Accession consists of notice for a General Nomination Meeting of the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society (1942) with a handwritten Bar Mitzvah speech in Yiddish on the back, and an announcement of a regular Meeting (1950) of the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society. Both events were held in the auditorium of the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. In addition there is a 1933 advertisement for the Waverley Beauty Shoppe on Augusta Avenue, owned by Freda Sandler and Bess Silverman.
Administrative History
The Pride of Israel Sick benefit Society was founded in 1905.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
90
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an exhibit catalogue entitled Surge.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1971-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a dues book, once owned by N. Oilgisser, for the Balfour Loan Syndicate. The syndicate was organized in February 1931 and was located at 70 Huron Street.
Administrative History
Organized in 1931, the Balfour Loan Syndicate was one of many "aktzies" or miniature credit unions servicing the Jewish community. Some were landsmanshaften; others, like this one, cut across geographical lines.
Name Access
Balfour Loan Syndicate
Oilgisser, N.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4628
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4628
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Left to right: David E. Newman; Maurice Berg; Myer Bromberg; Dr. Mark Zimmerman.
Name Access
Balfour Club
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Bromberg, Myer
Newman, David E.
Zimmerman, Dr. Mark
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Zionists
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
119 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions.
Address
119 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1930-Present
Scope Note
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions.
History
Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. Initially, many Jewish garment businesses were located in the building. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989.
Category
Architecture
Manufacturer
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 4689
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4689
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[Nov. 1917?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Original and copy photographs of the Toronto Zionist parade to celebrate the signing of the Balfour Declaration, Toronto. From left to right: Mr. David Abramowitz, President of the Toronto Zionist Organization; Mr. Meyer Michalson, Secretary/Treasurer of the Toronto Zionist Organization; Esther Michalson (Cooper) representing "Britannia" flanked by two little girls representing "Palestine" and "Canada". The girl most pictured is Claire Bochner Palmer.
Notes
A copy negative for this photograph is available.
Photographer: James & Son Photographers.
Name Access
Toronto Zionist Organization
Abramowitz, David
Balfour Declaration
Michalson, Meyer
Michalson, Esther
Subjects
Parades
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-37
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-37
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
36 photographs : b&w and hand col. (12 negatives) ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
1938-1943
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs taken at Camp Balfour Manor on Morrison Lake in Muskoka, Ontario and Camp Yungvelt in Pickering, Ontario. Scenes include a group of young people on the steps of a building, a Shabbat service, a flag lowering ceremony, boxing lessons, an arts and crafts class, and a photograph of Hyman Riegelhaupt at Camp Yungvelt.
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
Morrison Lake
Source
Landmarks

Irene Granovsky, known to staff and campers as “Mrs. G”, founded Balfour Manor Camp on Morrison Lake in the Muskoka Region in 1935. Having previous experience running a day camp on Lake Simcoe, she set out with her husband Ted to create an overnight camp. The property, which had an existing log cabin thought to resemble an English Manor, along with Lord Balfour (architect of the Balfour Declaration that established Palestine as a home for Jewish people in 1917), served as inspiration for the camp name.
Address
Morrison Lake
Time Period
1935-1952
Scope Note
Irene Granovsky, known to staff and campers as “Mrs. G”, founded Balfour Manor Camp on Morrison Lake in the Muskoka Region in 1935. Having previous experience running a day camp on Lake Simcoe, she set out with her husband Ted to create an overnight camp. The property, which had an existing log cabin thought to resemble an English Manor, along with Lord Balfour (architect of the Balfour Declaration that established Palestine as a home for Jewish people in 1917), served as inspiration for the camp name.
History
In addition to activities such as swimming, tennis and horseback riding at Balfour Manor Camp, there were adventurous canoe tripping expeditions down the Severn River to destinations such as Port Carling, Gloucester Pool and Lake Huron. Above all, the camp was recognized for its arts program. At the end of each summer, campers would perform in lavish large-scale productions of musicals and operas. Parents and local cottagers were always invited to enjoy the end of summer performances. The camp closed in 1952.
Category
Camps and Resorts
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
105
Material Format
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1929-1930
Physical Description
41 architectural and technical drawings : some pencil, some blueprints ; 81 cm length or smaller and 9 cm diam.
1 photograph : b&w ; 38 x 30 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions. Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. Initially, many Jewish garment businesses were located in the building. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of the Balfour Building. Floor plans, a roof plan, detailing, sections, elevations, electrical plans and drawings of the entrance are included. Also included is a photograph of the exterior in the early 1930s.
Notes
Photograph is mounted on cardboard and encased in Melinex.
Due to the fragility of this material, the description and extent are partially based on Steven Speisman's item level descriptions.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See photo 3308 for a copy print of the Balour building photograph in this file.
See File 49-3-34 for alterations to Lazar's restaurant in the Balfour Annex at 125 Spadina and File 49-3-32 for alterations to Balfour Annex stores for Messrs. Shiffer, Hillman and Lichtman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6028
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6028
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 47 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of the staff and campers at the Balfour Manor Camp on Morrison Lake in the Muskoka region of Ontario. Identified individuals include: Irene Granovsky, Israel Gang, Nurse Haber, Cliff Fotheringham, Reuben Frank, Lahmi Frankel, Jack Granovsky, Martin Friedland, Sheldon Friedland and Audrey Rothschild.
Notes
See accession record for position of identified individuals.
Subjects
Camps
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
Ontario
Accession Number
1991-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3308
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3308
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1888-1974
Subjects
Architecture
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Adelaide Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 418
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
418
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Jewish community on parade in St. Catharines, in celebration of the Balfour Declaration. The photo depicts a group of children in white dresses marching down the street alongside several men and women.
Notes
Credit photographer Franklin Caplan when used.
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Subjects
Parades
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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 6 Feb. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 419
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
419
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Jewish community on parade in St. Catharines, in celebration of the Balfour Declaration. The photo depicts a marching band and a group of men carrying a banner thanking Great Britain.
Notes
Credit photographer Franklin Caplan when used.
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Subjects
Parades
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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 6 Feb. 1975
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Jewish community on parade in St. Catharines, in celebration of the Balfour Declaration. The photo depicts a decorated car leading the parade down the street.
Notes
Credit photographer Franklin Caplan when used.
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Subjects
Parades
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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 6 Feb. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 417
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
417
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Jewish community on parade in St. Catharines, in celebration of the Balfour Declaration. The photo depicts a group of young girls dressed in white, marching down the street alongside several men and women.
Notes
Credit photographer Franklin Caplan when used.
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Subjects
Parades
Access 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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 6 Feb. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
32
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1934
Physical Description
6 architectural drawings : 2 blueprints, 4 pencil on tracing paper, 1 hand col. pencil crayon ; 73 cm length or smaller and 6 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions. Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and is crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of additions and alterations to two stores located in a single storey Annex to the Balfour Building, at 125 Spadina Avenue. One of the stores was Shiffer-Hillman Men's Clothing Manufacturing, owned by Elsig Shiffer and Benjamin Hillman. The other store was the Blue Bird Dress Company, owned by Mr. Sam Lichtman. Floor plans, elevations, a block plan, a foundation plan, and a sketch of the storefront are also included.
Physical Condition
Material is slightly torn and fragile.
Related Material
See File 49-3-34 for alterations to Lazar's restaurant in the Balfour Annex at 125 Spadina.
See File 49-3-105 for architectural drawings of the Balfour Building itself.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
69
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1929
Physical Description
8 architectural and technical drawings : blueprints ; 76 cm length or smaller and 8 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
The Empire Clothing Company, co-owned by Mr. William Leibel and Mr. A. M. Schiffer, manufactured men's clothing and sold it wholesale. Leibel and Schiffer were also close neighbors, living only a few houses apart. The headquarters of Empire Clothing was located at 197/199 Spadina Avenue.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of a building for the Empire Clothing Company at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street. The building is likely the Balfour Building, which was commissioned by the Empire Clothing Co., Sam Lichtman of Blue Bird Dress, and the Shiffer-Hillman Co. Many of the plans are of a structural nature. Floor plans, footing plans, schedules for placing support columns and detailing are included.
Related Material
See File 49-3-94 for plans of additions and alterations to the office headquarters of the Empire Clothing Company at 197/199 Spadina Avenue.
See File 49-2-4 for plans of private garage for Mr. A. M. Schiffer.
See File 49-2-6 for plans of alterations to home of Mr. William Leibel. Elevations and floor plans of an unknown building are on the verso of two of the blueprints.
See File 49-3-105 for plans of the Balfour Building.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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