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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 123
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
123
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of documents rescribing the hate crime trial of James Keegstra.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Teachers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 272
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
272
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a CJC report, clippings from JCRC Matters, and correspondence documenting the criminal trials against Ernst Zundel for disseminating hate literature in Canada.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 273
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
273
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and a report by Ben Kayfetz documenting the appeal hearings in the case against Ernst Zundel, who was under trial for disseminating antisemitic literature.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Ben, 1916-2002
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Anti-Jewish propaganda
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 274
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
274
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting the appeal hearings in the court case of Ernst Zundel, who was under trial for distributing antisemitic literature.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Anti-Jewish propaganda
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 275
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
275
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987-1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the appeal hearings in the court case of Ernst Zundel, who was under trial for distributing antisemitic literature. Included is correspondence, court transcripts, press releases, memos, and newspaper clippings.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Anti-Jewish propaganda
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 290
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
290
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1985-Mar. 1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of CJC reports of the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 291
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
291
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of media reports regarding the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 292
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
292
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and documents regarding the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 293
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
293
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, press releases, and reports regarding the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 294
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
294
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and reports regarding the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 296
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
296
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of printouts of Wire Service reports of the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 297
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
297
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of publications regarding the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 298
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
298
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newpaper clippings regarding outcome of the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 299
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
299
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newpaper clippings regarding the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 300
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
300
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newpaper clippings regarding the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 301
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
301
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newpaper clippings regarding the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 302
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
302
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newpaper clippings regarding loss of mail service by Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 303
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
303
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings analyzing the conviction of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier, and the relation to freedom of speech.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Freedom of speech
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 304
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
304
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings analyzing the conviction of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier, and the relation to freedom of speech.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Freedom of speech
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 305
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
305
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings analyzing the conviction of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier, and the relation to freedom of speech.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Freedom of speech
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 306
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
306
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings analyzing the conviction of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier, and the relation to freedom of speech.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Freedom of speech
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 307
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
307
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings analyzing the conviction of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Ontario. Supreme Court
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 308
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
308
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File is the appellant's factum for the Supreme Court of Ontario for the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Ontario. Supreme Court
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 309
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
309
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File is from the Supreme Court of Ontario for the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Ontario. Supreme Court
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 310
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
310
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File is from the Supreme Court of Ontario for the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Ontario. Supreme Court
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 311
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
311
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File is from the Supreme Court of Ontario for the trial of Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Ontario. Supreme Court
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Subjects
Holocaust deniers
Trials
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
10 St Andrew Street
Source
Landmarks
Address
10 St Andrew Street
Time Period
1930
History
It was founded by poor Jewish immigrants from Russia (mostly Minsk) in 1912. The current Byzantine Revival building was completed in 1930. The congregation has had only three full-time rabbis: Meyer Levy (1916–1921), Meyer Zimmerman (1940–1954), and Shmuel Spero, who has served from 1988 to the present. It is the only Orthodox synagogue in downtown Toronto with a full-time rabbi, and the only one that holds daily services.
Category
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Address
187 Brunswick Avenue
Source
Landmarks

During the early 1980s, newcomers to the synagogue introduced an alternative egalitarian service in the basement, which eventually became the main service in the sanctuary. The Synagogue underwent renovations in the early 1980s, and again more recently, in an effort to accommodate its new members and to provide for its future as a neighborhood synagogue. In recent years, the First Narayever has become one of the most well-attended and active synagogues in the downtown area.
Address
187 Brunswick Avenue
Time Period
1914-present
Scope Note
During the early 1980s, newcomers to the synagogue introduced an alternative egalitarian service in the basement, which eventually became the main service in the sanctuary. The Synagogue underwent renovations in the early 1980s, and again more recently, in an effort to accommodate its new members and to provide for its future as a neighborhood synagogue. In recent years, the First Narayever has become one of the most well-attended and active synagogues in the downtown area.
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Address
25 Bellevue Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The congregation of Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev, commonly known as the Kiever, dates back to 1912. The first few members had little means for funding a new synagogue in 1912, so services at this time were held in a rented house on Centre Avenue in the Ward.
Address
25 Bellevue Avenue
Time Period
1927-present
Scope Note
The congregation of Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev, commonly known as the Kiever, dates back to 1912. The first few members had little means for funding a new synagogue in 1912, so services at this time were held in a rented house on Centre Avenue in the Ward.
History
In 1917, the Kiever acquired a house at 25 Bellevue Avenue in Kensington Market and by 1923 the Kiever congregation raised enough funds to build a synagogue large enough to accommodate its growing numbers. The Kiever Executive contracted Benjamin Swartz, a Jewish architect, to design the current synagogue at 25 Bellevue, which replaced the two houses that had been used for services. The Synagogue was completed in 1927, after three years of construction. Today, the Kiever is a vibrant synagogue and one of a handful of synagogues remaining in the downtown area.
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Address
397 Markham Street
Source
Landmarks

The Shaarei Tzedek Congregation was founded by new Russian immigrants around 1901. The congregation’s first shul was situated originally on 29 Centre Avenue, south of Dundas on the east side of the street, in the vicinity of present-day Nathan Philips Square. Louis Gurofsky (1871-1934), a prominent member of the Jewish community and a business man, lived in a house at 397 Markham Street with his family. In 1937, following Gurofsky’s death in 1934, Shaarei Tzedek occupied the Markham Street house of the Gurofsky family and renovations were soon undertaken to convert the residence into a synagogue, designed by Benjamin Swartz.
Address
397 Markham Street
Time Period
1937-present
Scope Note
The Shaarei Tzedek Congregation was founded by new Russian immigrants around 1901. The congregation’s first shul was situated originally on 29 Centre Avenue, south of Dundas on the east side of the street, in the vicinity of present-day Nathan Philips Square. Louis Gurofsky (1871-1934), a prominent member of the Jewish community and a business man, lived in a house at 397 Markham Street with his family. In 1937, following Gurofsky’s death in 1934, Shaarei Tzedek occupied the Markham Street house of the Gurofsky family and renovations were soon undertaken to convert the residence into a synagogue, designed by Benjamin Swartz.
History
Following the Second World War, a second wave of Russian immigrants, many of whom were Holocaust survivors, found spiritual refuge at the Markham Street shul, and membership again began to rise. In the 1950s the shul employed the services of Rabbi Israel Frankel, a prominent Jewish scholar and one of the founders of the Toronto Jewish Public Library. As the Jewish community increasingly moved to the northern and outlying suburbs of Toronto, this general trend began to take its toll on the membership of the Shaarei Tzedek into the 1960s. The congregation was obliged to declare bankruptcy in 1968. However, a concerted fund-raising effort by Jewish community leaders in the area re-established the congregation in 1970, under the spiritual and administrative leadership of the shul’s president, Dr. Joseph Greenberg.
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Address
56 Maria Street
Source
Landmarks

Congregation Knesseth Israel was built in 1911 at 56 Maria Street in the Junction. Its architect was James Ellis, who between 1890 and 1912 designed over fifty buildings in the area. Early 20th century membership consisted mainly of new Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, many of whom lived and worked in the Junction as artisans, peddlers, shop owners and scrap and metal collectors. It is the oldest Toronto synagogue still in use as a synagogue today. The synagogue was restored in the early 1990s and remains active today. It is cared for by the descendants of the founding families.
Address
56 Maria Street
Time Period
1911-present
Scope Note
Congregation Knesseth Israel was built in 1911 at 56 Maria Street in the Junction. Its architect was James Ellis, who between 1890 and 1912 designed over fifty buildings in the area. Early 20th century membership consisted mainly of new Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, many of whom lived and worked in the Junction as artisans, peddlers, shop owners and scrap and metal collectors. It is the oldest Toronto synagogue still in use as a synagogue today. The synagogue was restored in the early 1990s and remains active today. It is cared for by the descendants of the founding families.
Category
Religious
Architecture
Source
Landmarks
Address
1950 Bathurst St.
Source
Landmarks

Holy Blossom was the first Jewish congregation in Ontario, established in September 1856 as the Toronto Hebrew Congregation. Many of Toronto’s earliest Jewish families were members of this congregation and were also responsible for establishing the city’s first Jewish cemetery on Pape Avenue. For 20 years, the congregation rented space over a drug store on Yonge Street until 1876 when a Synagogue was built on Richmond Street West. As the congregation grew, it moved to a new building on Bond Street in 1897, designed in the Byzantine Revival style (this building is now St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church).
Address
1950 Bathurst St.
Time Period
1937-present
Scope Note
Holy Blossom was the first Jewish congregation in Ontario, established in September 1856 as the Toronto Hebrew Congregation. Many of Toronto’s earliest Jewish families were members of this congregation and were also responsible for establishing the city’s first Jewish cemetery on Pape Avenue. For 20 years, the congregation rented space over a drug store on Yonge Street until 1876 when a Synagogue was built on Richmond Street West. As the congregation grew, it moved to a new building on Bond Street in 1897, designed in the Byzantine Revival style (this building is now St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church).
History
While Holy Blossom was first established as an Orthodox congregation, in the late 1800s a move toward Reform practices began, including changes to services and the introduction of music and family seating. In 1920, Holy Blossom became a Reform Congregation affiliated with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now the Union for Reform Judaism), and has remained a leading Reform Synagogue in Canada ever since. By the 1930s, Holy Blossom had outgrown its Bond Street location and a fundraising campaign began to raise money to purchase property and build a new larger synagogue. In 1937, Holy Blossom moved to its present location on Bathurst south of Eglinton, designed in the the Romanesque Revival style by architects Chapman and Oxley with Maurice Dalvin Klein.
Category
Religious
Architecture
Source
Landmarks
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