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Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 49; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
Fonds
49
Series
2
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1919-[1935]
Physical Description
327 architectural and technical drawings
Scope and Content
Series consists of Benjamin Brown’s architectural drawings of personal residences that were either designed or renovated for real estate developers, landlords or the occupants themselves. The majority of the buildings were designed for a Jewish clientele, many of whom were prominent citizens, including Louis Gelber and Mendel Granatstein. Brown also created designs for his own personal residence on Castle Frank Crescent, however the home was never completed. Most of the houses he designed or renovated were located in the Annex, Forest Hill, Casa Loma or Hillcrest neighborhoods. Many were designed with elements of Georgian, Craftman, Colonial Revival and/or Tudor architectural styles. They ranged from three storey mansions to small duplexes and single story homes. The vast majority of his commissions were standard three or four bedroom two storey homes.
The majority of these drawings are on tracing or drafting paper, several of which are in colour and the remainder are either blueprints or drawn on cardboard. Plans, sketches, elevations, sections, detailing and technical drawings of the residences are included.
Subjects
Dwellings
Physical Condition
Several drawings are in poor condition. See file level descriptions for further details.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
Fonds
49
Series
1
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[1915]-1940
Physical Description
174 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
Series consists of Benjamin Brown’s architectural plans and drawings of significant buildings designed or renovated for Toronto‘s Jewish community, including proposals that were never implemented. Contained within are renovation plans of the Beach Hebrew Institute synagogue, an ark design for the McCaul Street Synagogue, and the complete designs of the Henry Street Synagogue. The last of these projects is of particular significance, because it was the first synagogue in Toronto designed by a Jewish architect and was one of Brown‘s largest commissions. Drawings of the Primrose Club (a Jewish men’s club) and the Brunswick Talmud Torah Day School, as well as plans of Camp Yungvelt (a Jewish summer camp) are also included. Additionally, several preliminary sketches of synagogue facades are contained within.
The majority of these drawings are on tracing or drafting paper, several of which are in colour, and the remainder are either blueprints or drawn on cardboard. Floor plans, elevations, sections, foundation plans and sketches of building exterior facades and interiors are included. Additionally, there are drawings of windows, doors and synagogue arks.
Physical Condition
Several drawings and plans are in poor condition. See file level descriptions for further details.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-3
File
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1958-1960
Physical Description
22 drawings : technical and detail ; 77 x 107 cm folded to 33 x 26 or smaller
Scope and Content
This file contains twenty-two architectural drawings of the northern Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building, created by W. Sefton & Associates Ltd. Consulting Engineers and Gordon S. Adamson & Associates Architects. The drawings detail the facilities and grounds, including the shower rooms, the fire alarm system, the swimming pool, and aspects of the building's foundation and masonry. The drawings are to scale.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4829
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4829
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a commercial building block, located on Queen Street East in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The building once housed the following businesses and organizations:
Upper level, left side: Himmel's, then Richardson's House Furnishings.
Upper level, right side: Hussey Hall, International Foresters.
Lower level, left side: Isaac Davis' Men's Wear store.
Lower level, right side: Bassest Men's Wear store.
Repro Restriction
This photograph appears to be a copy taken from a book or newspaper. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Accession Number
1984-5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Demonstration Drawings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 49; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Demonstration Drawings series
Level
Series
Fonds
49
Series
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1910-[1935]
Physical Description
15 architectural drawings : 1 blueprint, pencil and 10 hand col. watercolour, pastel and pencil crayon, some on cardboard, some on verso of blueprints ; 55 x 70 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of several high quality colour sketches of a variety of buildings. These have been grouped together to display Brown’s artistic ability and were originally used for both public display or as commissions. Drawings are sketches of both commercial and residential buildings. Among the sketches are building interiors and exteriors, an entrance, a theatre stage and a bedroom. Brown's sketch of a public library when he attended the University of Toronto is also included. Two drawings have been described at the item level, one is the library Brown drew when he was a student and the other is a house interior of exceptional quality.
Notes
Both drawings with item level descriptions are encased in Melinex.
Physical Condition
The two drawings in roll 1 are in need of conservation. Both have significant tears.
6/16/2015: The two rolled drawings were sent out for conservation treatments.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1919-1922
Physical Description
136 architectural drawings : pencil, some hand col., watercolour, on linen weave and tracing paper ; 100 x 90 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Henry Street Beth Jacob Synagogue was founded by Toronto’s Polish-Jewish Community, as the successor of an older, smaller synagogue on Elm Street. It was the first synagogue in Toronto that was designed by a Jewish architect, Benjamin Brown. Located at 23 and 23 ½ Henry Street, the synagogue was dedicated in 1922, at a cost of $156,000, and could accommodate up to eight hundred worshippers. It was built in Romanesque style and was notable for its stained glass windows and retractable roof that was used on Sukkoth. It also contained a vaulted ceiling capped by a large dome and four smaller ones. The building was eventually sold and converted into a church. It is the current site of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of Beth Jacob Synagogue. Contained within are basement, floor, stairwell and roof plans, load plans, sections, and elevation drawings. Also included are detailing of windows, the Ark, entrances and other structures and objects.
Notes
Most of the drawings are stored in four rolls, the remainder are encased in five sheets of Melinex. Due to the fragility of these drawings, the medium, extent and sizes of them are based on the descriptions compiled by Steve Speisman. It is recommended that a conservator examine these drawings.
Name Access
Beth Jacob Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Some drawings are frayed and torn.
Places
Henry Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-4
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notice and minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-4-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
29 drawings : pen and ink ; 61 x 44 cm and smaller
2 paintings : oil and acrylic ; 49 x 22 cm and 40 x 31 cm
Date
1947-1948
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 29 pen and ink drawings by artist Norman Hersch, and two paintings. The drawings represent the history of the Jewish people, created for the magazine Jewish Life in 1947 or 1948. The paintings are an oil portrait of the artist's father and an acrylic abstract piece. There are also several magazine pages showcasing the final printed version of the drawings.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of the artist, Norman Hersch until his death in the mid-1980s, at which point the donor took possession of the records and stored them in his garage, until donating them to the Archives on April 1, 2004.
Administrative History
Norman Hersch was a special effects technician for the CBC from the early 1950s until his retirement in the mid-1980s. He served in the Canadian military during the Second World War and graduated from Central Technical School upon his return. In later years, he started P & M Display in Yorkville. Doug Wardle was a friend and colleague of Hersch's at CBC in the Special Effects Department.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-5
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 June 1979
Physical Description
2 photographs (negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of the Early Bird draw following the 1979 Walk, with three women holding up the winning card.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 49; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
49
Series
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
Dec.12, 1910
Physical Description
1 architectural drawings : pencil on cardboard ; 29 cm x 40 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a detailed elevation drawing of a public library. Benjamin Brown completed this drawing during his time as a student at the University of Toronto.
Subjects
Libraries
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 49; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
49
Series
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca.1920]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col. watercolour with a cardboard backing ; 44 x 49 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a high quality watercolour sketch of the interior of a house.
Subjects
Dwellings
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
House Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-10; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
House Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-10
File
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
graphic material
textual record
Date
1961-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 artistic drawings : 52 x 53 cm or smaller
13 architectural drawings : 92 x 60 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of several architectural drawings of the new Council House, the parking lot and walkways; two artistic drawings, an application for registry under the Land Titles Act and a survey plan of the lots. The architect was Harry B. Kohl and the consulting engineers, Ryka, Smith and Ginsler Limited.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1958-1961
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of material relating to the construction of Adas Israel synagogue's new building at 125 Cline Ave. South. This includes publicity brochures and financial records about the building campaign and correspondence, programmes, and a film of the turning of the sod. As well there is correspondence, programmes, photographs and audio recordings of the laying of the cornerstone and dedication of the synagogue. There is also a key to the synagogue which was presented at the dedication ceremony.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 27 photographs, 14 architectural drawings, 3 audio reels, 1 film reel, and 1 key.
Name Access
Adas Israel Congregation (Hamilton, Ont.)
Subjects
Building
Synagogues
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 30
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
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, building plans, rental information, and house rules.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 461
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
461
Material Format
textual record
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
8
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
6 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File consists drawings of the Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Building operations and grounds maintenance sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Building operations and grounds maintenance sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-4
File
1
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1941-1962
Physical Description
7 architectural drawings : blueprint and blackline ; 43 x 86 cm or smaller
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Level
File
Fonds
27
Series
1
File
36
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
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
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Toronto Zionist Council sous-fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-2; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Toronto Zionist Council sous-fonds
Level
File
Fonds
28-2
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence and inter-office memoranda concerning the manintenance of the Zionist Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Building and operations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 6; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Building and operations series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
6
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to the renovation of the building at 37 Cecil St.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Building and operations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 105; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Building and operations series
Level
Series
Fonds
105
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1937-1977
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
3 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and legal documents relating to the building and operations of the Folks Farein. Of note is the offer to purchase the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, a letter regarding the merger of the Folks Farein and the Chaplaincy division of the Canadian Jewish Congress and a copy of the motion of Kirshenbaum vs Green.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 11; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
11
File
49
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
3
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
3
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 184
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
184
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of minutes of meetings, memoranda and correspondence concerning the purchase of a building and property.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Building administration series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 86-1; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Building administration series
Level
Series
Fonds
86-1
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence documenting the closing of the Jewish Children's Home.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
9
File
1
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1934-1936
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
1 architectural drawing : blueprint, ms. annotations ; 39 x 48 cm
Admin History/Bio
The architectural firm Kaplan & Sprachman was established by Harold S. Kaplan and Abraham Sprachman in 1922. Kaplan & Sprachman were best known for their more than 300 movie theatre projects completed from the 1920s to the 1960s, designing and renovating theatres across Canada in progressive "modern" styles and using innovative building materials. In 1937, they were awarded the bronze medal in the Sixth Biennial Toronto Exhibition for their interiors to the Eglinton Theatre (400 Eglinton Ave. W.) in Toronto, considered to be the finest example of their Art deco design work.
Over the course of their careers, they designed many synagogues for the Jewish community, such as the Anshei Minsk and Shaarei Shomayim synagogues in Toronto, Beth Israel Synagogue, Edmonton, and Beth Israel Synagogue in Vancouver. They also designed the new Mount Sinai Hospital, the Oakdale Golf & Country Club, the Jewish Home for the Aged (Baycrest), and the Jewish Community Centres of Toronto and Hamilton. Their design for the Oakdale Golf & Country Club was chosen as a Canadian entrant in the Arts Competition of the 14th Olympic Games in London, 1948.
In addition to the projects already mentioned, Kaplan & Sprachman worked on retail stores, warehouses and factories, apartment buildings, and single family residences. Their partnership continued until 1965, when the firm of Kaplan & Sprachman was dissolved as of 30 October 1965. Kaplan continued to work as an architectural consultant for several years after this date.
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records and one architectual drawing documenting the renovations to the Clothing Centre, which was located at 55 Baldwin Street. Included is one blueprint and a building alteration proposal by Kaplan & Sprachman Registered Architects, correspondence and job quotes.
Name Access
Clothing Centre
Kaplan & Sprachman Registered Architects
Related Material
See also Harold S. Kaplan fonds 27.
Places
Baldwin Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
House Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-10; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
House Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-10
File
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1961-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of minutes of meetings and correspondence related to the planning of the new Council House at 4700 Bathurst Street, and a photograph of the proposed sculptural panels for the front elevation of the builidng.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
General office records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-5; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
General office records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-5
File
43
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to the JCRC Planning Committee
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records likely collected by Dr. Brown for curriculum planning. Included is a document outlining the Hebrew curriculum for the 1950-1951 school year at the Toronto Hebrew Day School, weekly teaching schedules, model lesson plans, and other teaching resources.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
1998 Israel 50 Fun Walk sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-24; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
1998 Israel 50 Fun Walk sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-24
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
Feb. 1997-Apr. 1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and notes documenting the early consideration in 1997 of holding the 1998 Festival at the Molson Amphitheatre at Ontario Place.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
61
Series
1-3
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Date
1950-1981
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records (4 v.)
30 drawings
Admin History/Bio
Page & Steele Architects were responsible for the design and construction of the Spadina and Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. along with associate architects, Kaplan & Sprachman. The Bloor "Y" was completed in 1952.
The northern building was designed and constructed by W. Sefton & Associates Ltd. Consulting Engineers and Gordon S. Adamson & Associates Architects. The northern building was completed in 1961.
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains records relating to the design and construction of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. at Bloor and Spadina and the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. on Bathurst Street in North York. The records include bound specifications detailing the labour, material and building methods for each of the buildings, as well as some architectural drawings of the northern building.
The records are arranged by project.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 207
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
207
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of lists of pension plan participants, a proposed report on pension plans and correspondence concerning insurance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and development series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 100; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and development series
Level
Series
Fonds
100
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-2010
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the various building campaigns on what is now the Sherman Campus at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue. Records relate to the planning for the North YM-YWHA, Bathurst Jewish Community Centre, the Koffler Gallery and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Documents include meeting minutes, projection reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
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
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two negatives taken at the Jewish Home for the Aged fundraising lottery draw. The images depict a man standing in front of the lottery board and at a podium. The grand prize of the lottery totaled $25 000.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
File
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1972]
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of the Jewish Home for the Aged lottery draw. The images depict members of the executive on stage, pulling tickets out of a drum, standing in front of the lottery draw board and people outside at a barbecue.
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
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col., watercolour, on cardboard backed paper ; 90 x 73 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah Day School was established in 1907 and was originally situated on Simcoe Avenue. In 1922 the school received a charter from the Province of Ontario and relocated to Brunswick Avenue the same year. The new school opened in 1925 as a non-denominational afternoon school. It was the precursor to the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of one drawing of the exterior of the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See File 49-5-13 for plans of the Yorkville Talmud Torah Day School in New York, designed by Benjamin W. Levitan.
Places
Brunswick Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
9 architectural drawings : pencil, 6 hand col. pastel, 7 on tracing paper ; 36 x 50 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah Day School was established in 1907 and was originally situated on Simcoe Avenue. In 1922 the school received a charter from the Province of Ontario and relocated to Brunswick Avenue the same year. The new school opened in 1925 as a non-denominational afternoon school. It was the precursor to the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of Benjamin Brown's designs for the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. Contained within are sketches of various entrances and frontages for the Brusnwick Avenue Talmud Torah. Designs of the Ark are also included.
Physical Condition
Drawings are fragile, several are torn.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca.1921]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col. pencil crayon on cardboard ; 42 x 54 cm
Admin History/Bio
Originally named the Cosmopolitan Club, the Primrose Club was as an elite Jewish men's club (women were allowed to join in later years) that was founded in 1909 by prominent members of the Jewish Community. The building housing the club was located at 41 Willcocks Street, and was originally built in the 1880s as the residence of the Campbell family. In 1921, the home was redesigned by Benjamin Brown and Robert McConnell as the new home of the Primrose Club. In 1959, it was appropriated by the University of Toronto and is currently the home of the University of Toronto Faculty Club. It was designated as a heritage building in 1980.
Scope and Content
File consists of an elevation drawing of the Primrose Club at 41 Willcocks Street.
Notes
See - http://magazine.utoronto.ca/feature/history-of-faculty-club-u-of-t/ - for a more detailed history of the building.
Name Access
Primrose Club (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Clubs
Places
Willcocks Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1958-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
14 architectural drawings : 68 x 102 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman and Sam Katz were the co-chairmen of the Adas Israel Building Fund Committee.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the construction and fundraising activities for the erection of a new building for Adas Isreal Synagogue. Included are brochures, bulletins, correspondence, a meeting invitation, floor plans, detail sketches, a site plan, photographs of the proposed model of the synagogue, and an architectural sketch of proposed menorahs for the synagogue. Also included are floor plans for the cantor's home at 126 Cline Ave. and the Ritualarium (Mikvah) at 11 Cline Ave.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Katz, Sam
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 11; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
11
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-10-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
[199-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs of the exterior of the Lipa Green Building from the parking lot, and two photographs of the Lipa Green Building at the Bathurst Street entrance. A Nazi ensignia and the words PLO IRAQ and PLO have been spraypainted on the exterior brick. The photos of the Bathurst Street entrance were taken on 21 Jan. 1991.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these photographs. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Architecture
Name Access
Palestine Liberation Organization
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
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 72
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
72
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1963]
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs taken of the building that serves as the headquarters for the Zionist Organization of Canada. The national headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 9; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
9
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1962, 1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting Baycrest's fundraising activities for the expansion of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. Included are brochures, booklets, donation cards, correspondence, campaign newsletters, issues of the Campaign Bulletin, bi-weekly pledge reports, and newspaper clippings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1913-1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1955
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the Combined Building Campaign. This includes correspondence, reports, a speakers handbook, pledge and donor lists, financial records, promotional material and a copy of the Builder newsletter.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3373
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3373
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 11 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sudbury's flatiron building was built by Hascal Moses. The design was inspired by the Flatiron building in New York City.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Flatiron building in Sudbury, Ontario. There are several people standing on the sidewalk in front of it.
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Aliyah series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Aliyah series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
8
File
1
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1965-1968, 1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 architectural drawings : brownline prints, hand col. ; 69 x 95 cm and 36 x 47 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, notes, and site plans documenting various projects to build housing for new immigrants making Aliyah.
Physical Condition
Architectural drawings should be stored flat. One drawing has tears in it and looks like it has a section missing.
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 71
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
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, financial reports and documents concerning the expropriation and assessment of property.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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