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Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
51
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[192-]-1990
Physical Description
1.35 metres of textual records (20 vols.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
Philip Gerard Givens (1922-1995) was a municipal, provincial and federal politician, a judge, a police commissioner and an active Jewish communal leader. He is largely remembered as the 54th Mayor of Toronto.
Phil Givens was born in Toronto on April 24th, 1922, the only son of Hyman and Mary Gevertz (Gewercz). As a youth, he attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the University of Toronto in political science and economics in 1945 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1949. In 1947, he married Minnie "Min" Rubin (born February 7th, 1924) and together they had two children, Eleanor and Michael.
Givens graduated as a lawyer from Osgoode Hall; however, shortly thereafter he decided to enter politics, running as a municipal school board trustee in 1950. In 1951 he was elected as alderman for Ward 5, serving in this capacity until 1960, when he was subsequently elected as a city Controller.
Givens was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1962.
Following the sudden death of Mayor David Summerville in 1963, Givens was appointed by City Council as the Mayor of Toronto and was officially elected to the position in 1964, winning a close race against the former mayor, Allan Lamport. As mayor, Givens was automatically a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Executive and Council, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, the Consumer’s Gas Company Executive, the Toronto Hydro Commission and the governing boards of Toronto’s major hospitals.
Givens was publicly seen as an affable and populist mayor but his tenure was not without controversy. His support for the construction of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and his decision to acquire Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture “the Archer” for the new Nathan Phillips Square were both highly controversial during his term in office. In particular, the Moore sculpture sparked intense controversy and public debate amongst council members and citizens alike. Although ultimately purchased with private solicited donations, the controversy surrounding the statue’s purchase was still partly to blame for Givens’ 1966 election defeat to William Dennison.
In 1967 Givens entered national politics for the second time, the first being a failed 1957 bid in Toronto’s Spadina riding, winning a seat as a Liberal in Toronto’s York West riding. In 1971 he stepped down before the end of his term to campaign for a seat in the Provincial Legislature. Again running under the Liberal banner, Givens won his seat in York-Forest Hill and after the elimination of this riding in 1975, was re-elected in the new riding of Armourdale. In 1977 he retired from politics. He also worked briefly as a current affairs commentator for local radio broadcaster CHUM 1050 AM.
In 1977, Givens was appointed as a provincial court judge and chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, serving in both capacities until 1985, when he left the Commission but continued in the judiciary as a civil trial judge until officially retiring from public life in 1988.
An ardent Zionist, Givens was also a prominent leader of several Jewish communal organizations. He was the founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B’nai Brith and sat on the executives of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Toronto Zionist Council, Jewish National Fund, State of Israel Bonds and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was chairman of the United Israel Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund in 1967 and the United Jewish Appeal-Israel Special Fund in 1968. From 1973 to 1985 he was the national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and in the 1990s was the national chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress’ Committee for Yiddish.
Givens was honoured by Jewish community organizations, including the Jewish National Fund’s Negev Award in 1968 and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews’ Human Relations Award in 1969. As well, in 1972, he received the Award of Honour from the Toronto Regional Council of B’nai Brith.
Givens was also known to be a passionate sailor and was a member of both the Royal Canadian and the Island Yacht Clubs in Toronto. He died on November 30th, 1995 at the age of 73.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Phil Givens until they were donated to the Archives in September 1990 by his wife.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the personal, professional and communal activities of Phil Givens. The bulk of the material is graphic and most of the photographs relate to his tenure as Mayor of Toronto and to his Jewish communal work. The records also include general correspondence, speeches, campaign material, scrapbooks, cartoons, certificates and awards, biographical writings, audio and visual materials and artifacts. The records have been arranged into nine series representing Givens’ various roles and activities and have been described to the file level and item level when necessary. These series are: 1. Personal life; 2. City of Toronto Alderman; 3. City of Toronto Controller; 4. City of Toronto Mayor; 5. Metropolitan Toronto Police Commissioner; 6. Provincial politics; 7. National politics; 8. Legal career; 9. Jewish communal service.
Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes ca. 915 photographs, 14 drawings, 1 print, 1 presentation piece, 27 objects, 4 DVD’s, 4 videocassettes and 1 audiocassette.
Physical Extent Note: Fonds was reduced from 5.5 m of records to 2.6 m of records. Please see accession record for further details regarding the records that were culled.
General Note: Previously cited as MG6 B
Associated material note: City of Toronto Archives: “Philip Givens fonds” (fonds 1301) and Series 363, Sub-series 2 “Mayor' Office journals” (fonds 200). Library and Archives Canada: “Correspondence and subjects” series (R4942-1-1-E) in the Stuart E. Rosenberg fonds (R4942-0-X-E); Henry S. Rosenberg fonds (R3946-0-9-E); Jewish National Fund of Canada fonds (R4347-0-1-E), “Subject series: Givens, Judge Philip G. – Toronto” (R4347-7-4-E); “Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports” series (MG31-H67), Zdzislaw Przygoda fonds (R6257-0-0-E) [Sir Casimir Gzowski monument committee records –chaired by Phil Givens]; B'nai Brith Canada fonds (R6348-0-9-E); Canadian Zionist Federation fonds (R9377-0-6-E).
Name Access
Givens, Phillip, 1922-1995
Givens (nee Rubin), Min
Subjects
Law
Politicians
Related Material
See Fonds 2: Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
See Fonds 18: Gordon Mendly fonds
See Fonds 28: Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
See Fonds 37: Gilbert Studios fonds (Negev dinners series, Zionist Building series, Portraits series).
Creator
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Accession Number
1990-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal life series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal life series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[192-]-1988
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
74 photographs : b&w and col. (8 negatives) ; 36 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material related to the personal life of Phil Givens. This includes general correspondence, family portraits and personal snapshots, school materials and biographical writings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
4
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1963-1990
Physical Description
ca. 360 photographs : b&w, sepia toned, and col (99 contact sheet, 2 slides) ; 34 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Phil Givens’ work as Mayor of Toronto from 1963 until 1966. The bulk of the records are photographs featuring Mayor Givens at various city and community events; of note are images of Givens meeting with Robert Kennedy, Israeli President Zalmon Shazar, Sam Shopsowitz, and Pope Paul VI. Also included is general correspondence, speeches, election campaign materials, cartoons, certificates, artifacts, textual records related to the acquisition of the Henry Moore sculpture, a VHS cassette of Givens discussing the building of the New City Hall and an audiocassette documenting a council trip to Montreal in 1966. In addition, there is a small number of photographs which document events that occurred outside the dates of his time in office, but which relate to his role as mayor.
The series has been arranged into nine sub-series: 4-1. Campaign; 4-2. City of Toronto Council; 4-3. Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council; 4-4. City of Toronto Board of Control; 4-5. Henry Moore Sculpture and artwork; 4-6. Official engagements; 4-7. Certificates and Awards; 4-8. Portraits and publicity; and 4-9. Political cartoons.
Notes
Includes 7.8 cm of textual records, 14 drawings, 1 DVD, 1 videocassette, 1 audiocassette, and 8 objects.
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Subjects
Politicians
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1977-1985
Physical Description
51 photographs : b&w and col. ; 28 x 21 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and other material documenting Phil Givens’ activities as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission from 1977 to 1985. The textual records include messages of congratulations, general correspondence, speeches, and reports. The graphic material includes official portraits as well as snapshots documenting various police activities and events. Also included is a video cassette of a “sailpast” commemorating the merger of the harbour and port police forces with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force in June 1983 as well as a video cassette of the retirement dinner for Givens held at the Island Yacht Club in July 1985.
The series has been arranged into three sub-series: 5-1. Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners; 5-2. Publicity; and 5-3. Official engagements.
Notes
Includes 13 cm of textual records, 2 DVDs and 2 videocassettes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
object
Date
1957-1985
Physical Description
11 objects and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to Phil Givens’ work as an MP for the federal riding of York West in Toronto and a small amount related to Givens’ earlier failed election attempt in the Spadina riding. The records include campaign material, correspondence, photographs, a video cassette featuring Givens' at the Houses of Parliament and an oversized composite print of the members of the House of Commons for 1968. Of note are images of Givens participating in a parliamentary delegation to the United Nations, attending the Sir Casimir Gzowski Monument dedication, and visiting NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center. Also included is a small number of photographs of Givens at events hosted or attended by national political figures, such as former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Givens' attendance at such events occurred outside of his time in national office, but are associated with his role as a federal MP.
Notes
Includes 1 folder of textual records, 9 b&w and col. photographs, 1 print, 1 DVD and 1 videocassette.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1945-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w, sepia toned and col. ; 19 x 43 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and photographs documenting Phil Givens' activities in his roles as a lawyer and judge. In particular, the records include general legal correspondence, letters to and from representatives of the provincial courts and the attorney general, letters of reference for fellow judges, a master case file list and event photographs. Also included are two certificates presented to Givens affirming his status as a notary and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[194-]-1988
Physical Description
323 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material documenting Phil Givens' involvement with the Jewish community. In particular, the textual records include general correspondence, speeches and convention materials documenting his role as national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and his involvement with many other Jewish organizations. The records also consist of certificates, scrapbooks, objects, photographs of various events within the community as well as photographic albums presented to Givens on the occasion of his 1968 Jewish National Fund Negev dinner and his 1985 Canadian Zionist Federation testimonial dinner.
The majority of the records has been arranged into nine sub-series: 9-1. B’nai Brith; 9-2. Canadian Zionist Federation; 9-3. Jewish National Fund; 9-4. Keren Hayesod; 9-5. Rho Pi Phi fraternity; 9-6. State of Israel Bonds; 9-7. United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal; and 9-8. Other Jewish organizations.
Notes
Includes 12.15 cm of textual records, 2 objects and 1 presentation piece.
Arrangement
Any files not clearly associated with a specific Jewish organization were attached to the Jewish communal service series itself.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of several biographical sketches of Phil Givens that detail his personal and professional activities and accomplishments.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains Phil Givens's personal correspondence with various people. Included are letters of thanks and congratulations, reference letters, letters of condolence, correspondence regarding financial matters, such as donations and investments, and correspondence relating to a car accident involving Phil.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947-1988
Physical Description
25 photographs : b&w ; 36 x 26 cm or smaller
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; mounted on board 33 x 36 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Phil, Min and family. Included are photographs of Phil and Min at parties or family celebrations, such as a costume New Year's Eve party, Passover dinner and a Bar Mitzvah, Phil with his daughter and grandson at work as a judge, portraits of Min around their home and out at the theatre, and family portraits of Phil, Min and their children, Eleanor and Michael. Some photographs were used for Givens's 1957 federal election campaign.
Subjects
Families
Repro Restriction
Photography studios and photographers are identified on most of the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
23 Sept. 1981
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a group portrait of former City of Toronto mayors. Identified is (left to right): William Allan, Allan Lamport, Paul Godfrey (in his capacity as Metro Toronto Chairman), Phil Givens, and David Crombie.
Notes
Photograph is by Boris Spremo of the Toronto Star.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1984
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of a photograph of former City Hall council members gathered together for a reunion at Casa Loma. Identified individuals include: Phil Givens, Dennis Flynn, Alan Eggleton, David Rotenberg, Alan Grossman and J.B. Salsberg.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Henry Moore sculpture and artwork sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Henry Moore sculpture and artwork sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-5
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 Sept. 1987
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting the Henry Moore Gallery opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Included are images of gallery curator Alan Wilkinson unveiling "The Archer" drawing, and Phil Givens delivering a speech, viewing artwork, and mingling with other guests. Other individuals identified include: Margo Bindhardt, David Campbell, Paddy Ann Burns, and Lizann (?).
Notes
Photographs are by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 94
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
94
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1983
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of three photographs documenting a Mel Lastman party at a McDonald's. Included are images of Phil Givens dressed as a judge with other unknown guests and a photograph of Mel Lastman with an unknown party guest.
Notes
Photographs are by Barry Gray of the Toronto Sun.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Political cartoons
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-9; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Political cartoons
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-9
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[1963?]-1985, predominant 1963-[1965?]
Physical Description
14 drawings : black india ink and pencil ; 29 x 30 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and original political cartoon drawings by James (Jim) Reidford of the Globe and Mail. The cartoons document issues during the 1964 mayoral race and Phil Givens term in office. Also included is correspondence between Givens and Clare Westcott, Executive Director of the Office of the Premiere, regarding the cartoons.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Political cartoons sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Political cartoons sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[1963?]-1985, predominant 1963-[1965?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
14 drawings : black india ink and pencil ; 29 x 30 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence and political cartoon drawings documenting Mayor Phil Givens' 1964 election campaign and term in office.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[196-]-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
109 photographs ; b&w and col. (99 contact sheet) ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs, speeches and correspondence that document Mayor Phil Givens' role on the City of Toronto Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Henry Moore sculpture and artwork sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Henry Moore sculpture and artwork sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1966-1987
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
33 photographs : b&w and col. (2 slides) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence and photographs documenting Mayor Phil Givens' controversial decision to acquire Henry Moore's bronze sculpture "the Archer".
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting Phil Givens' activities as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission. Included are congratulatory letters and correspondence with federal immigration officials, Israeli offiicials, CHIN radio executives, and the Chancellery of Canadian Orders and Decorations (concerning the application of Johnny Lombardi for the Order of Canada).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting Phil Givens' activities as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission. Included are numerous requests for his attendance at functions, congratulatory letters to recent Members of Parliament appointed to Cabinet, and citizen requests for assistance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting Phil Givens' activities as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission. Included are numerous requests for his attendance at functions, internal reports, and a package of material sent by the National Joint Community Relations Community of the Canadian Jewish Congress and B'nai Brith discussing the rise of antisemitism in Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 20 internal reports from the Ethnic Relations Unit of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force to the Officer in Charge of Community Programs. Many reports detailing racial incidents wherein the victim was someone of Jewish descent were flagged and/or annotated by Phil Givens. Also included is a briefing note regarding the history and mandate of the Ethnic Relations Unit.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-1; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting Phil Givens' activities as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission. Included are letters of recommendation and congratulatory letters, correspondence with federal and provincial officials, and inquiries from the public.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting Phil Givens' activities as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission. Included are letters of congratulation and letters of thanks, as well as routine correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one Christmas / New Years card sent out by Phil Givens in his role as the chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]-[198-]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 26 x 20 cm and 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of five publicity photographs of Phil Givens in his role as the chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission.
Notes
One of the photographs is by Boris Spremo
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
13 May 1980
Physical Description
I folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w. ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one letter from J. Douglas Creighton (publisher of the Toronto Sun) along with two photographs of Phil Givens attending a police event. Identified in the one of the photographs (left to right) is Chief Ackroyd, Chief Adamson, [?], J. Douglas Creighton and Philip Givens. Identified in the other photograph is (left to right) Dennis Flynn, Chief Adamson, and Phi Givens.
Notes
Photographs are by Jac Holland (Toronto Sun)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Nov. 1981
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w. ; 12 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil and Min Givens attending a Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Yorkminster Baptist Church..
Name Access
Givens, Min
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Remembrance Day (Canada)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
26 Feb. 1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w. ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending the District Safety Awards. Also identified in the photograph is Etobicoke Mayor Dennis Flynn.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 May 1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending the funeral for Constable Rick Hopkins, held in Mount Forest, Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
11
Material Format
moving images
Responsibility
Film was produced by The Metropolitan Toronto Police Public Affairs Unit
Date
17 June 1983
Physical Description
1 DVD (ca. 55 min.) : duplicate, digital
1 videocassette (ca. 55 min.) : duplicate ; VHS
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of video coverage of the official celebration of the amalgamation of the Toronto Harbour and Port Police with the Metropolitan Toronto Police.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1983
Physical Description
7 photographs : col. ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller + identification key
Scope and Content
File consists of seven photographs of Phil Givens participating in the official ceremony celebrating the amalgamation of the Toronto Harbour and Port Police with the Metropolitan Toronto Police. Identified in the photographs are: Phil Givens, Mayor Art Eggleton, Paul Godfrey, Monte Kwinter, and Chief Jack Ackroyd.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1983
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of Phil Givens meeting with David Hen, Assistant Commander of Jerusalem Police Intelligence. Also identified in one of the photographs is David Hen's wife.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Primrose Club was founded in Toronto in 1907 as the Cosmopolitan Club, an elite Jewish men's social club. In 1959, the club's building at 41 Willcocks Street was expropriated by the University of Toronto (and currently houses the university's Faculty Club), and the club subsequently moved to a new building at Russell Road & St. Clair, designed by Kaplan & Sprachman. It has since been demolished and a condominium has been put up in its place by Ken Rotenberg, a Toronto developer.
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens meeting with a group of Police Chiefs. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): James Mackie, Harold Adamson, Jack Ackroyd, Jack Marks, Phil Givens.
Name Access
Primrose Club (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Police
Places
Russell Hill Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Saint Clair Avenue West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Nov. 1984
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of three photographs of Phil Givens attending a Remembrance Day Ceremony for Jewish War veterans held by the General Wingate Branch 256 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Also identified in the photographs is J. Sacks.
Related Material
Fonds No.74 (OJA): Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
17
Material Format
moving images
Responsibility
Produced by the Metropolitan Toronto Police
Date
9 Jul. 1985
Physical Description
1 DVD (ca. 36 min.) : duplicate, digital; 1 videocassette (ca. 36 min.) : duplicate ; VHS
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of video coverage of Phil Givens' retirement dinner celebrating his time with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission. The dinner was held at the Island Yacht Club and included speeches by long-time friends and colleagues, the presentation of gifts, and some concluding remarks by Phil Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
9 May 1985
Physical Description
4 photographs : col. ; 12 x 18 cm and 20 X 25 cm + identification key
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs taken at Phil Givens' retirement dinner. Identified in one of the photographs is: Front Row (left to right): Gord Barratt; Douglas Cook; Donald Brooks; Stewart Shelson; Kenneth Robitaille; Phil Givens; Paul Walter; William Kerr; Sylvia Gosman; William Chambers; Ian MacDiarmid; George McGivern; Harry Norley. Middle Row (left to right): William Kirkland; John Gordon; Fred Alliston; Ross Codlin; George Cooper; Colin Fernall; Wilfred Death; Gerry Masters’ Malcolm George; Bob Sanderson; Herb Ellis; Norman Smith; Bill Wilson; George Davies; Roy Smith; John Kolenchuk. Back Row (left to right): Bruce Rawlinson; Alex Greenaway; Maurice Trenchard; Hugh Ross; John Booth; Ted Crawford; Ernest Penno; Wally Grove; James Gosby; Duncan Anderson.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. ; 10 x 13 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of Phil Givens attending a graduation ceremony for Metropolitan Toronto police officers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w. ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens visiting the Metropolitan Toronto Police Handgun Team's gun range.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens visiting with Toronto Harbour Police officials.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil and Min Givens attending the Metropolitan Toronto Police's 25th Anniversary celebration.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w. ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens visiting with the Summer Youth Employment Group.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. ; 12 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of Phil Givens visiting a TTC Safety display erected in a shopping mall.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1977-[198-]
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 28 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records and photographs that document Phil Givens’ activities as the Chairman of the Toronto Police Board of Commissioners. Included are photographs of the Metropolitan Board of Commissioners of Police and Givens’ swearing-in ceremony, messages of congratulation, correspondence, speeches, and internal reports.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners series
Publicity sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners series
Publicity sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
5-2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]-[198-]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 26 x 20 cm and 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of five photographs produced to promote Phil Givens’ appointment as the chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission.
Repro Restriction
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1978-[198-]
Physical Description
42 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records, photographs, and moving images that document Phil Givens’ interaction, in his official capacity as chairman, with celebrities, other government officials, and members of the public.
Notes
Includes 1 folder of textual records, 2 DVDs and 2 videocassettes.
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 7; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
7
File
12
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Parallel Title
Photograph is by Mike Peake (The Toronto Sun)
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one letter from Paul Godfrey (in his capacity as Publisher of The Toronto Sun) to Phil Givens and an accompanying photograph of Godfrey and Givens meeting with Brian Mulroney at a breakfast event. Identified in the photograph are (foreground, left to right): Brian Mulroney, Paul Godfrey, Phil Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 7; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
7
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 Mar. 1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 17 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending a luncheon for the King and Queen of Spain. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Senator David A. Croll and Phil Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
8
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-], 1976-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and other textual records documenting Judge Phil Givens’ activities. Included are letters of reference for other judges, correspondence regarding the execution of wills and land ownership claims, and a master case file list.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
8
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1981
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens meeting with Deputy Solicitor General John Hilton.
Notes
Photograph is by the Ontario Provincial Police
Source
Archival Descriptions
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