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Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-4; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-4
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting minutes, agendas, flyers, programs, a list of volunteers, and a newspaper clipping.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
68
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm and 6 x 4 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Eisen was a Toronto physician.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of David Eisen standing at Bellevue Square in Toronto.
Notes
Includes original photograph and a larger copy.
Name Access
Eisen, David
Bellevue Square
Subjects
Physicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Good.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
61
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Minegarten house decorated for their son's homecoming from World War II in 1945. The house has a banner on the front porch that says "Welcome Home Hymie".
Notes
There is a corresponding negative for this photograph.
Name Access
Minegarten, Hymie
Nisker, Mollye
Subjects
Brick houses
Homecoming
World War, 1939-1945
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Good.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Oxford Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
42
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Cantor Rubien (Reuben) Schwebel was a well-known cantor in Toronto. Most notably, he became the cantor of the Anshei Minsk Synagogue in Kensington Market in 1949, and led the congregation in Shabbat and holiday services for over fifty years.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Cantor Rubien Schwebel.
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Schwebel, Rubien
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
3 Oct. 1960
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group image of the officers of the Cloakmakers' Union, taken at the Labour Lyceum at 348 Spadina Avenue.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1960
Physical Description
19 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken during a Cloakmakers' Union rally. The images depict garment workers arriving at and participating in the rally held at the Victory Theatre (Standard) on Spadina Ave. Images include workers standing in front of 468 King St. West, also known as the Samuel and Benjamin Building, just west of Spadina Ave., as well as in front of Lou Leed's Agencies in the Darling Building and in front of the Tower Building, both located on Spadina Ave. The Title Dress building on the southwest corner can be seen in the background. Also included are photos of a group of workers walking up Spadina Avenue at Camden St., workers getting off of chartered city buses stopped just below D'Arcy St. and the workers entering the Victory, seated inside the theatre and several images of officers of the union speaking on stage at the podium. There is also one photograph of workers walking along Spadina Ave. beneath the awning of the Victory (Standard) Theatre in which the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue can be faintly seen in the background.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
Prints of a couple of these images are located in accession 1984-1-6.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
54
Material Format
graphic material
Date
28 June 1961
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of members of the Cloakmakers' Union, taken at the Labour Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. The images depict several members signing cheques and the officers of the union addressing the crowd.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 May 1959
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a negative of the exterior of F. Goldstien's (sic) butcher shop at the corner of Augusta and Baldwin Avenues in Kensington Market.
Name Access
F. Goldstien Butcher Shop
Subjects
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Augusta Avenue (Toronto. Ont.)
Baldwin Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 2; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
2
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 May 1959
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a negative of the exterior of Percy's Fruit Market, at the corner of Augusta Avenue and Nassau Street in Kensington Market.
Name Access
Percy's Fruit Market
Subjects
Markets
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Augusta Avenue (Toronto. Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Nassau Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1998-3-30
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-30
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Date
[ca.1930]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of Boruch Himmel. He also went by the name of Benjamin.
Administrative History
Boruch Himmel was the grandfather of Brooky Robins. He was a pedlar who lived at 18 Kensington Avenue, Toronto. He was born in 1859 and died in December 1934. He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim section.
Subjects
Peddlers
Name Access
Himmel, Benjamin, 1859-1934
Himmel, Boruch, 1859-1934
Places
Kensington Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-9-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1922
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a campaign postcard in Yiddish that reads: "Claude Pearce for Alderman- Ward 4". Ward 4 comprised Kensington Market and the Garment District and was known as "the Jewish Ward".
Administrative History
Claude Pearce ran for a positiion on the Toronto City Council in the Municipal Election of January 1, 1923. He came in third, losing to Ethel Small.
Subjects
Neighborhoods
Political campaigns
Name Access
Pearce, Claude
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-7-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-7-6
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster
3 cm of textual records
Artifacts
Date
1928-[ca. 1944]
Scope and Content
This accession includes a Standard Theatre poster for the play "Sheindele from Slabodke", staring Mischa and Lucy German (1928). This production was also known as "Papirosn-makherin (Cigarette Maker)," and "Reizele from Slabodke," and was staged in 1927 in the Hopkinson Theatre, then in Philadelphia with Clara Young, Lucy German and Vera Rosanka. (Source: http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yt/lex/R/rosenberg-israel-II.htm) Also included are pages from a scrapbook with Jewish Standard editorial writings from the 1930s by Hye Bossin. Topics include life on Spadina Avenue and in Kensinton Market, Yiddish entertainers, Emma Goldman's visit to Toronto, Caplan's Cafe, athletes and the Toronto islands. As well, there is a metal plate for F.B. Harris, circa 1944, with an inscription on it in memory of Sgt. F.B. Harris who "died in his country's service 6 June, 1944".
Subjects
Newspapers
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Name Access
Bossin, Hye
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940
Harris, Fred. B.
Standard Theatre (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3663
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3663
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Metro Toronto Library Board.
Name Access
Rutherford's Cut Rate Drug Store
Subjects
Drugstores
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Nassau Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and two postcard photographs of Aaron and Sarah Ladovsky with their two staff members in front of United Bakers on Spadina.
Name Access
Hanford, Rose
Ladovsky, Aaron
Lieberman, Rose
Ladovsky, Sarah
United Bakers
Subjects
Bakeries
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1172
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1172
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the interior of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Small business
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1176
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1176
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a display in the window of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Small business
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1177
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1177
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a display in the window of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bookstores
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1182
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1182
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Faye Hyman in front of Hyman's Book Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Hyman, Faye
Subjects
Small business
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3758
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3758
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918-1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Notes
See also: photo # 3757, #3759, #3760.
Name Access
M. Sorosky Dry Goods Store
Subjects
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4034
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4034
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1947 or 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Barsh was the music director for the Standard Theatre and played viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Joseph Barsh with his son Preston and his wife Tania. The photograph was taken in front of Standard Barber Shop, which was owned by Joseph's father Joshua and mother Gittel. In the background is Goldenberg's Restaurant, Shopsowitz', and the Victory Theatre.
Subjects
Conductors (Music)
Families
Streets
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
83
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1890]-2012
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
185 photographs : b&w and col. and sepia toned ( 10 negatives, 4 slides, 3 contact prints) ; 26 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Aaron Ladovsky (1888-1960) was born in 1888 in Kielce, Poland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1906 at the age of 18. Soon after arriving, Aaron Ladovsky worked to help form a Jewish bakers’ union to advocate for collective rights among Jewish Bakers. In 1911 he married Sarah Eichler who was from his home town of Kielce, Poland. In 1912 he opened the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant at Dundas and Bay Streets (known then as Agnes and Teraulay Streets respectively) in the heart of the Ward. That same year, the couple had twin sons Herman and Samuel, who were born on September 23, 1912.
Only a short time later, in 1920, Aaron moved the location of his restaurant to 338 Spadina Avenue, just north of Dundas. He and his family lived in an apartment upstairs. Herman and Samuel attended Hester How Elementary School until 1919, Lord Lansdowne Public School once the family moved to Spadina, and later Central Commerce. The twins worked in the family business in the 1920s delivering fresh breads and buns by horse cart.
Aaron Ladovsky was involved in a number of community organizations. He was instrumental in founding the Kieltzer Society of Toronto in 1913; a community based immigrant-aid association extending aid to Kielcers in Poland and around the world. Ladovsky remained an active member of the organization until his death on April 5, 1960 . His restaurant provided a welcome gathering place for the Jewish community, serving traditional dishes and maintaining a friendly open-door policy. Aaron Ladovsky was known for his generosity and claimed that no one, whether they had money or not, left his restaurant hungry. The United Bakers' menu was mainly based on Sarah’s original recipes, and continues to be so to this day.
During the Second World War, Herman served overseas as an electrician in the Canadian army show with comics Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. After returning from the war, he married Dora Macklin in 1947, a registered nurse from Regina. He also began to take over management of the family business. Later, his son Philip and daughter Ruth would follow in his footsteps, helping to run the restaurant with him and later taking over managment. United Bakers remained on Spadina Avenue for 66 years – until 1986 when it moved to its current location at 506 Lawrence Avenue West, off of Bathurst Street. Herman was an active fixture in restaurant until his death on January 6, 2002. He also supported and was involved in the work of the Ontario Jewish Archives over the years. Today, Philip and Ruth carry on the family tradition of running United Bakers Dairy Restaurant.In May 2012 the restaurant celebrated it's 100th anniversary.
Custodial History
The records were donated in multiple small accessions by Herman Ladovsky from 1977 until 2004.
It appears as though previous archivists integrated some materials into a manuscript group relating to Aaron Ladovsky and then later deconstructed a portion of this group into original accessions. Also, a number of periodicals and textual materials from these accessions were integrated into various other manuscript groups and remain there.
One item, a Lord Lansdowne School anniversary booklet which contains a photocopy of Herman's student record, remained in the Aaron Ladovsky manuscript group. This item could not be identified as part of a previous accession, but has been integrated into the fonds as it appears to have been donated by Herman.
Photo #3050 was not associated with an accession number, but documents United Bakers Dairy Restaurant and was likely donated by Herman Ladovsky.
Recent accruals have been donated by Ruth Ladovsky.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records documenting the Ladovsky family in Kielce, Poland and Toronto. It is primarily made up of photographs of Ladovsky family members in Kielce and Toronto, and of various organizations that Aaron and Herman were involved in. There are also a few textual records that document the Ladovsky family and their involvement in the Kieltzer Society.
Notes
Newspaper clippings were photocopied and placed in the Aaron Ladovsky vertical file.
Many photographs were originally cited with diifferent numbers. These numbers are mentioned below photo descriptions.
Name Access
Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Ladovsky, Aaron, 1888-1960 (creator)
Ladovsky (family)
Ladovsky, Herman, 1912-2002 (creator)
United Bakers Dairy Restaurant (subject)
Related Material
Se MG 2B-1R
See vertical file on Aaron Ladovsky
Arrangement
Records have been organized by media and chronology due to low volume and disparate subject matter. Textual records have been arranged in 17 files. Photographs have been arranged chronologically and are largely described at the item level.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-5
1978-12-7
1981-1-2
1983-11-6
1988-4-12
1993-10-1
1994-1-3
1999-11-4
2000-4-4
2004-5-21
2004-5-82
2008-4-9
MG 6 E6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1925 and 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 9 x 14 cm and 8 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an original and a copy photograph of (left to right) Rose Haniford Green, Sarah Ladovsky, and Mary Haniford Pancer in front of United Bakers Dairy Restaurant. Rose and Mary are sisters and Sarah is their aunt.
Notes
Original photo was cited as photo # 3050.
One photo is a copy of the original retained for reference.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Aaron and Sarah Ladovsky with their nephews in front of United Bakers Dairy Restaurant.
Notes
Originally cited as photo #1444.
Name Access
Ladovsky, Aaron
Ladovsky, Sarah
United Bakers
Subjects
Bakeries
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-3-6
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Physical Description
12 drawings: blueline and pencil: 111 x 77cm or smaller
1 folder of textual material
Date
1924-1981
Scope and Content
This accession consists of the original architectural plans of the Kiever Synagogue in Kensington Market as well as plans drawn by Martin Mendelow for the Synagogue's restoration in the early 1980s. Also included is a Mendelow drawing of the Minsk Synagogue and textual materials relating to the Kiever
Custodial History
Materials were kept by Martin Mendelow
Administrative History
Martin Mendelow is a well known architect working in the Toronto area. His professional association with the Kiever Synagogue began when he was hired as architect of the Synagogue's restoration, which was completed in the early 1980s
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Menedelow, Martin
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-1-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-1-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Date
Aug. 1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs of Kensington Market taken by the donor. Depicted is the Augusta Fruit Market, Lottman's Bakery and an unidentified general store.
Custodial History
Photographs were in the possession of Wilfred Grosman.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Markets
Name Access
Augusta Fruit Market
Lottman's Bakery
Grosman, Wilfred
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 poster : col. ; 44 x 28 cm
6 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records related to the national historical designation of Kensington Market in Toronto, including materials from the unveiling ceremony, held on May 25, 2008. This includes the event package, media releases, formal invitations to politicians and guest speakers, the official invitation and programme, an historical backgrounder on the Market, Chair of UJA Federation David Koschitzky's speech, a poster, as well as six photographs taken at the event.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Cyrel Troster, who was a member of the Kensington Market National Historic Site Designation Working Group.
Subjects
Markets
Name Access
Koschitzky, David
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Joseph Fremar
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
14 May 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Joseph Fremar
Number
AC 021
Subject
Business
Food
Occupations
Interview Date
14 May 1974
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Bess Shockett
Total Running Time
021: 12:59 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Joseph "Joe the Orangeman" Fremar was a produce merchant in Kensington Market and opened his location on Augusta Avenue in 1938. Freamar, commonly referred to as the "Orangeman" was a member of the Kiever Synagogue.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Fremar, Joseph
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Shockett, Bess
Geographic Access
Augusta Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Started at location on 334 Augusta Street in 1938
Only one other merchant on Augusta at that time. He sold vegetables
His home was on Oxford Street
Since he arrived in 1938 most of the merchants have “changed around”
When he arrived in 1938 the Anshe Lida Synagogue was located on Augusta. It was located at the current fish store location
The congregants were originally from Romania
There were no religious Jewish Schools on Augusta at the time
Synagogues at the time were: Lubavitcher on Grange; Kiever on Denison; Minsker.
A man by the name of Biasky (?) brought Joseph into the Kiever Synagogue which he attended only on holidays. He also attend the Londoner Synagogue on Spadina
Joseph is still a Kiever member, does not attend but pays dues to in order to maintain his cemetery plot, which the Kiever holds at the Roselawn Cemetery.
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Joseph Fremar, also known as "Joe the Orange Man", talks about the social politics and financial expectations around belonging to certain Toronto synagogues versus others.

In this clip, Joseph Fremar, also known as "Joe the Orange Man", talks about the changing population of Toronto

Name
Jennie Goldstein and Mr. and Mrs. Boris Coopersmith
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
January 26, 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Jennie Goldstein and Mr. and Mrs. Boris Coopersmith
Number
AC 147
AC 148
Subject
Theater, Yiddish
Interview Date
January 26, 1975
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Stephen Spiesman
Total Running Time
AC147A: 44. minutes
AC148B: 45. minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Jennie Goldstein immigrated from Russia to Toronto in 1914. While living and working in The Ward, Jennie married Harry Goldstein, who was noted as both a "dresser" and actor in Toronto's Lyric and Standard Theatres. After Harry's passing Jennie became a supplier of costumes for the Yiddish Theatre. In 1920, to help support the family, Jennie opened a 'deli" stand alongside the original Shopsy's deli located in the area of Kensington Market. Jennie and Harry's daughter Bess married Boris Coppersmith whose parents, Yossel and Nessie, owned a variety store at Spadina and Baldwin Street.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Coopersmith, Bess
Coopersmith, Boris
Goldstein, Jennie
Harris, Harry
Lyric Theatre
Pasternak, Chanina
Speisman, Stephen
Standard Theatre (Toronto, Ont.)
Geographic Access
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Jennie Goldstein describes the early years of Toronto's Yiddish theatres such as the Tivoli and the Standard, and actors such as Harry Harris and Chanina Pasternak.

In this clip, Jennie Goldstein describes the performances and actors of the Lyric Theatre circa 1914

Level
Item
ID
Item 1483
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1483
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1927]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the interior of Sherman's Hardware, located at 537 Queen Street West at the corner of Queen and Augusta. Pictured is Ben Sherman.
Name Access
Sherman, Ben
Subjects
Hardware stores
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3757
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3757
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918-1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Notes
See also: photo # 3758, #3759, #3760.
Name Access
M. Sorosky Dry Goods Store
Subjects
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 535
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
535
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 21 x 26 cm and 4x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a procession at Kiever Synagogue, Toronto. Second from left is Isaac Belfer who was Gabbai of Kiever Shul for many years.
Notes
Credit Mr. Jack Belfer.
Name Access
Belfer, Isaac
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Processions
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 539
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
539
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of Feivel Turek (seated) and Zelig Turek (standing), 14 St. Andrew Street, Toronto.
Notes
Photo by H. E. Poole, 91 Queen Street West, Toronto.
Name Access
Turek, Feivel
Turek, Zelig
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Saint Andrew Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired Jan. 12, 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 556
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
556
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Albert Fine and family, duplex at 57 Augusta Avenue, Toronto.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
Fine family
Subjects
Dwellings
Families
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Augusta Avenue (Toronto. Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3287
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3287
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1911]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Sprachman, Jacob
Subjects
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Baldwin Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1919 or 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a young girl standing in front of the doors to the Ontario Dry Goods & Dress Goods store on Spadina Avenue, which was owned by the Melamed family. The Toronto Jewish City Directory lists the location of the store as 394 Spadina Avenue.
Name Access
Ontario Dry Goods
Subjects
Dry-goods
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1555
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1555
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are: Nathan (Nuchum) Hoffman and his wife Rivka with their three children. Standing from left to right are Polly, Sam and Anne Hoffman.
Name Access
Hoffman family
Hoffman, Anne
Hoffman, Nathan
Hoffman, Nuchum
Hoffman, Polly
Hoffman, Rivka
Hoffman, Sam
Subjects
Families
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2945
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2945
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1912 and 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph from left to right are: Alice Richards (nee Warwood), Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Ellen Richards.
Name Access
Richard's Dairy
Richards, Alice
Richards, Ellen
Warwood, Alice
Subjects
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Lippincott Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Nassau Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2944
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2944
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1905
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph is Mrs. Richards.
Name Access
Richard's Grocery
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Lippincott Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Nassau Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1922
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1922
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1917 or 1918]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Walerstein's Ice Cream Parlour opened in 1917.
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph from left to right are: Taube Walerstein, Abraham Walerstein, Benzion Hyman.
Name Access
Hyman, Benzion
Walerstein, Abraham
Walerstein, Taube
Subjects
Ice cream parlors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-2-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1171
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1171
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the exterior of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Small business
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4996
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4996
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 August 1961
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is an exterior view of Shopsowitz Delicatessen's 40th Anniversary. The photographs depicts a line-up of customers outside the entrance. Shopsy's is advertising 1920s prices.
Notes
Graphic Artists.
Name Access
Shopsowitz, Sam
Shopsy's Delicatessen
Subjects
Anniversaries
Food
Restaurants
Small business
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2943
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2943
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured are Mrs. Richards and daughters Alice and Nellie.
Name Access
Richard's Dairy Store
Richards, Alice
Richards, Nellie
Subjects
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Lippincott Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Nassau Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2533
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2533
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1921 and 1923]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Esther Walerstein is pictured standing in front of A. Walerstein Ice Cream Parlour.
Name Access
Walerstein, Esther
Subjects
Ice cream parlors
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2947
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2947
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1925
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph from left to right are: Becky (Cooper) Trachter and her brother Art Cooper. Becky Cooper married Harry Trachter and had three children: Booky (Kwart), Sylvia (Consky) and Norman Trachter.
Name Access
Cooper, Art
Cooper, Becky
Trachter, Becky
Trachter's Milk Store
Subjects
Brothers and sisters
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2551
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2551
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Zalman Cohen is pictured in the window.
Name Access
Cohen, Zalman
Subjects
Barbershops
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Denison Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2536
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2536
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1925 or 1926]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Abraham Walerstein, originally from Hamilton, Ontario, standing in front of his ice-cream parlour on Spadina Avenue in Toronto.
Name Access
Walerstein, Abraham
Subjects
Ice cream parlors
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2534
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2534
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1922 or 1923]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured are Sarah Walerstein (left) and her mother Taube Walerstein (right) standing in front of the family's ice cream parlour.
Name Access
Walerstein, Sarah
Walerstein, Taube
Subjects
Ice cream parlors
Mothers and daughters
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1173
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1173
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Gurion Hyman standing in front of a kosher delicatessen on Spadina Avenue.
Name Access
Hyman, Gurion
Subjects
Delicatessens
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1174
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1174
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the interior of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Small business
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4316
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4316
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 11, 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph, left to right: Mrs. Bertha Goldberg, [unknown], Mrs. Disenhouse, Mrs. Weinrib, [unknown], Mrs. Gittel Rakowsky, [unknown], Mrs. Levy, Mrs. Gertrude Seifman.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
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