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Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1917-2011
Physical Description
2.82 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
As early as 1916 the Ezras Noshem Society (a mutual benefit society for Jewish women) started to raise funds to purchase and renovate what would become The Toronto Jewish Old Folks' Home (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care’s forerunner) after its members recognized the need for a home in Toronto where the Jewish elderly could receive kosher meals and communicate with staff in their own language. Property at 31 Cecil Street was purchased in 1917 and sometime between September 1918 and January 1920 the Home officially opened there. The Home was run by a small staff and the women of Ezras Noshem who volunteered their time to make beds, cook kosher meals, do laundry and sponsor fundraising events. By 1938 the Home had expanded into its neighboring houses at 29, 33, and 35 Cecil Street and was caring for 115 residents. It provided residents with synagogue services, a hospital ward and social activities. At this time the Home also became a member of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
In 1946, the need for a larger and more modern building prompted a fundraising campaign, which was headed by Abe Posluns, to purchase and build a new facility. In December 1954, the new building opened at 3650 Bathurst Street and consisted of two new institutions: The Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. This location continued to expand over the years, including a new building for residents in 1968, an apartment building for seniors called the Baycrest Terrace in 1976, and a community centre known as The Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre in 1977. These additions enabled Baycrest to expand its programs to include a day care program, recreational programs, and a Sheltered Workshop which was run in cooperation with the Jewish Vocational Service and provided residents with employment. In 1986 a new Baycrest Hospital was erected, and in 1989, the Rotman Research Institute, which is also affiliated with the University of Toronto, opened to create a research facility where top researchers could study and find new treatment methods for the elderly.
In recent years, Baycrest’s services and programs have continued to expand. In 2000, the Apotex Centre, the Jewish Home for the Aged and the Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened to help residents with progressive dementia caused by vascular disorders. In 2001 a condominium building opened at 2 Neptune Drive for seniors, and in 2003 the Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic was established to provide out-patient services for seniors with memory disorders. Baycrest Centre also provides numerous cultural and religious programs for the inhabitants and the greater community, including a heritage museum, art exhibits and a Holocaust program.
Custodial History
Records were donated to the OJA in a series of accessions from a variety of sources, including the Baycrest Women's Auxiliary and the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the history, governance, and activities of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, artifacts, constitutions, publications, press releases, financial records, event invitations, programs, a scrapbook, a poster, lists, theatrical scripts, newspaper clippings, brochures and booklets, flyers, a land deed, certificates, schedules, annual calendars, cards, questionnaires, and lists.
Fonds is arranged into eleven series: 1. Board of Directors and Executive Committee; 2. Annual General Meetings and Annual Reports; 3. Committees and meetings; 4. Women's Auxiliary; 5. Men's Service Group; 6. Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home; 7. Programs and services; 8. Religious services; 9. Fundraising; 10. Publications and publicity; and, 11. Events. Records are described to the file level with some item level descriptions.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1102 photographs, 4 coins, 2 posters, 1 badge, 1 pin, 1 key chain, 1 postcard, and 1 pen.
Associated material note: related material at Library and Archives Canada includes a small Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds, and the Eric Exton fonds. For architectural records see the Irving D. Boigon fonds 243 at the City of Toronto Archives (Boigon was an architect who designed many of Baycrest's buildings between the 1970s and 1990s). Contact Baycrest Centre's Heritage Museum for committee records from the 1930s, and consult Baycrest's website to access electronic copies of current issues of Baycrest's publications.
Name Access
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Baycrest Hospital
Ezras Noshem Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Hospitals
Old age homes
Related Material
See Gordon Mendly Fonds 18, series 3-4; Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto fonds 75; United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds 67; accession # 2009-6-2; Dora Till Fonds 52; J. Irving Oelbaum Fonds 24; Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds 61, series 1-1; Gilbert Studios fonds 37; Ben Kayfetz fonds 62, series 3, file 3; JFWB fonds 87, series 6, files 5 and 6; JIAS fonds 9, series 7, file 1; Harold S. Kaplan fonds 27, series 1-4, and Morris Norman fonds 22.
Creator
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 1917-
Accession Number
1982-11-1
1983-11-2
1988-2-7
1979-9-17
1979-9-23
1987-9-7
2004-5-50
MG 2 O 1A
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is three copy photographs of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and the portraits of three residents: Toltze Slaman, B.M. Pozner, and Sarah Arbes. The signs on the building were added to the image after the photograph was taken.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #253
Name Access
Arbes, Sarah
Pozner, B. M.
Slaman, Toltze
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and the portraits of three residents: Toltze Slaman, Rebecca Simpson, and Sarah Arbes. The signs on the building were added to the image after the photograph was taken. The photograph has been plaque mounted.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #252
Name Access
Arbes, Sarah
Simpson, Rebecca
Slaman, Toltze
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph and negative of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street. Staff and residents are pictured from a distance standing in front of the home. The signs on the building were added to the image after the photograph was taken. The photograph has been plaque mounted.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #251
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
Series
Fonds
14
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1957-2011
Physical Description
35 cm of textual records
1 postcard
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material documenting the Baycrest Centre's various publications and publicity activities. Included is a meeting notice and minutes, a memo, a postcard, articles, a news release, brochures, newsletters, magazines, and bulletins.
Series is arranged into four sub-series: 1. Baycrest News ; 2. Baycrest Bulletins; 3. Baycrest Breakthroughs; and, 4. Attach Your Name to Baycrest.
Related Material
See the Baycrest Centre's website for electronic copies of current issues of Baycrest's publications, including: Baycrest Matters newsletters, the Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre newsletters, and Baycrest Bulletins. A link to the website is here: http://www.baycrest.org/publications-18.php
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Multilingual Magazine was a creative project of the residents of Baycrest Terrace and members of the Jospeh E. and Minnie Wagman Centre. Published twice a year in four languages, the magazine contains stories and memories of the residents and members.
Scope and Content
File consists of the first issue of the Multilingual Magazine.
Name Access
Terraces of Baycrest (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Baycrest Bulletins were issued and written by the residents of the Jewish Home for the Aged. Articles covered such topics as, Baycrest activities and events, fond memories, and Jewish culture. most editions also have an advice column called "Dear Lena". Each issue has an English and Yiddish section.
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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