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Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1951-1986
Physical Description
62 cm of textual records
10 photographs
2 objects
Admin History/Bio
The Women's Auxiliary of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care was established in 1955 as a fund-raising arm of the Baycrest Centre as well as a provider of services to the residents and patients. Some of its activities included running the volunteer service, the beauty salon, the gift shop, theatre nights, religious and festival programming and fundraising projects.
Dora Till was the founding president of the Women's Auxiliary from 1955 to 1959. She remained active on the Executive Committee well into the 1980s. Dora was honoured several times by the Women's Auxiliary, including at a tribute dinner in 1983 and in 1984 when an entire floor of Baycrest was named in her honour.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records documenting the activities of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary. The records include minutes, reports, speeches, correspondence, financial records, invitations, brochures and pamphlets, photographs and artifacts.
The records have been arranged into six sub-series: Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Sub-Committees, Finance and Accounting, Programming and Services, Events, and Press and Publicity.The records have been described to the file level and a selection of photographs have been scanned and described at the item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1951-1985
Physical Description
29 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Women's Auxiliary's Execuitive Commitee and Board of Directors were installed in 1955 following the creation of the Auxiliary. The officers of the Executive Committee, including Dora Till as president, were first elected by the Baycrest Centre's Board of Directors to manage the tasks of the Auxiliary and to oversee and implement the decisions of the Board. The distinction between the two bodies is sometimes unclear in the records as the titles were often used interchangeably.
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of the records of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Women's Auxiliary. The records include minutes, agendas and noctices, reports and speeches, correspondence, lists and photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1955-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of officer lists for the Women's Auxiliary Executive Committee as well as two photographs of Dora Till with Executive Committee members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-Committees sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-Committees sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1985
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of records related to the various sub-committees of the Women's Auxiliary. The records include meeting mintues, notices and agendas, correpspondence and reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1958, 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1957, 1981-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1982
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of records documenting the financial activities of the Women's Auxiliary. The records include financial statements, budgets, general correspondence and membership notices.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1977, 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-3
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1954-1986
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of records documenting the programmes and services offered by the Women's Auxiliary of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. The records include correspondence, brochures and pamphlets, program manuals and photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of texual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1970, 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of texual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1957, 1975, 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of texual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-4; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Programming and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-4
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1954-1983
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
1 object
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of records documenting specific events held under the auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. The records include correspondence, reports invitations, program booklets, photographs and one artifact.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967, 1979-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
30 June 1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
1 object
Subjects
Building
Hospitals
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
New Baycrest Hospital groundbreaking file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 8; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
New Baycrest Hospital groundbreaking file
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
8
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
30 June 1983
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Dora Till with Abe Posluns and an unidentified woman at the groundbreaking for the New Baycrest Hospital. All three are holding gold ceremonial shovels in the ground. Pictured on the far left is Sid Cooper.
Subjects
Building
Hospitals
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
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
New Baycrest Hospital groundbreaking file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 8; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
New Baycrest Hospital groundbreaking file
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
8
Item
1
Material Format
object
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 object
Scope and Content
This item is a gold plated shovel presented to Dora Till at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the New Baycrest Hospital on 30 June 1983.
Subjects
Hospitals
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1959, 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textul records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1983
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of documents created for purpose of publicizing the Women's Auxiliary and their activities. Included are various writings intended for publication in the Bacycrest newsletter as well as written histories of the Auxiliary. Also included are several newsclippings on Dora Till and her role with the Women's Auxiliary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-6
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959, 1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-6
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
128 records – page 1 of 3.

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