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Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 4; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The building at 1445 Bathurst Street was not owned by either Dodd's Drapery or Deltex Drapery but was directly owned by Sol Edell and Israel Edell.
Scope and Content
File consists of the financial statements relating to Sol and Israel Edell's ownership of 1445 Bathurst Street and includes a list of assets and liabilities.
Name Access
Dodd's Drapery
Deltex Drapery
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 4; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The building at 1445 Bathurst Street was not owned by either Dodd's Drapery or Deltex Drapery but was directly owned by Sol Edell and Israel Edell.
Scope and Content
File consists of the financial statements relating to Sol and Israel Edell's ownership of 1445 Bathurst Street and includes a list of assets and liabilities.
Name Access
Dodd's Drapery
Deltex Drapery
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1947
Physical Description
3 technical drawings : blueprints ; 64 x 89 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a floor plan and glass and metal detail drawings.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1913
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 16 cm
Admin History/Bio
Phoebe Street School was located in downtown Toronto around Spadina and Queen streets. It later became the Ogden Public School.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Phoebe Street School home economics class. This was a required course for girls at this time. The girls are standing in front of a blackboard around a counter and are wearing aprons and hats. Anne Levine was in this class and can be found in this photograph, likely the second girl from the left.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of residents inside the synagogue at the Jewish Old Folks' Home. This image is found on page 21 of the Home's annual calendar for 1933-4.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #1506
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of residents and a nurse inside the hospital ward at the Jewish Old Folks' Home. This image is found on page 22 of the Home's annual calendar for 1933-4.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #1507
Subjects
Hospitals
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of residents seated in a corridor of the Jewish Old Folks' Home.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of Jewish Old Folks' Home residents seated at some tables in the dining room.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of residents dancing in a circle in one of the function rooms at the Jewish Old Folks' Home.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of one glass slide showing an elderly man and woman standing in the backyard of the Jewish Old Folks' Home. The man in pointing at something in the distance.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of nurses at the Jewish Old Folks' Home. Visible in the photograph are medicine bottles placed on shelves, as well as several jars of cotton balls and swabs.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of residents seated at banquet tables. The man addressing the group may be Jacob Becker.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of the interior of the men's ward at the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil Street. There are several residents seated in wheelchairs or lying in bed in the photograph.
Notes
The copy print and negative was made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of the exterior of the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil Street.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See photo #45 and photo #6037.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 2; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
2
File
13
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca.1925]
Physical Description
2 architectural drawings : pencil on tracing paper ; 43 cm length or smaller and 3 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File contains architectural drawings of alterations to the rear of the single storey home of Mrs. D. Jaffey. Contained within are a floor plan, an elevation drawing, and a block plan.
Notes
The name that appears on the project is Mrs. D. Jafey.
Places
Richmond Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1983-[ca.1990]
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 18 x 10 cm and 9 x 12 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Trudy Cowan and her uncle Jack Cowan in front of the former family home on Henry Street, Toronto and a streetscape of Henry Street showing a row of homes and the adjacent former Beth Jacob Synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-[ca.1930]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a large certificate of membership in the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society awarded to S. Rath and a one thousand dollar share in the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home in the form of "money".
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (glass slide) ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide depicting an artist's conception of the new Jewish Old Folks' Home on Bathurst Street.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of residents of the Jewish Old Folks' Home playing cards.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of three women sitting in chairs in the Jewish Old Folks' Home sun room.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of elderly men and women partaking in an arts and crafts class. There are sitting at tables working on their projects.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of residents of the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil Street gardening in the yard. They are holding shovels and hoes.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1970]-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Hotel Edell certificates, which were given to guests who stayed at the Edell's home at 15 Ericka. Also included are thank you letters from past guests.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-11-37
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-37
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Date
[1965-1975?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one negative of Pesach Edell. This is a studio portrait.
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Edell, Anna
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Edell, Anna
Page Number
664
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1921, 1924
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consits of Clara Edell's high school diploma and diploma from the High School of Commerce.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of graduation programmes and correspondence regarding the Ethel Edell Prize at Harbord Collegiate Institute.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, Yahrzeit reminders, and a list of donors and their donations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1998, predominant 1959-1982
Physical Description
7 cm folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of benchers collected at the weddings and Bar Mitzvahs of members of Sol Edell's family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Sol Edell's day book for the 1968-1969 calendar year, which lists some of his appointments and activities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of the exterior of Sol Edell's Drug Store at 1978 Queen Street.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and a mortage indenture regarding the property at 478 Palmerston Blvd.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of birthday greetings sent to Sol Edell for his 80th birthday.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
4
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1900]-2010
Physical Description
3.1 metres of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell (1919-2000) was a prominant member of the Toronto Jewish community who initially pursued a career as a pharmacist and was later founder and president of the property development company, Elmdale Investments. He held positions as board member or chair in a wide variety of religious, educational and social service organizations and institutions both in Canada and Israel. In Toronto, these included: Clanton Park Synagogue, Adas Israel Synagogue, Jones Avenue Cemetery, Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (formerly Toronto Jewish Congress, and now the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto).
Edell was born in Toronto on 5 March 1919, the son of Pesach and Molly Edell. He attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the Toronto College of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, in 1943 while on leave of absence from the army. He was enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and served in the signal corps.
After he completed his army service, he opened Edell’s Drug Store at 1978 Queen Street in Etobicoke in 1948, the first shomer Shabbat drug store in the city. He operated a second store at 494 Spadina Avenue in the late 1940s. In 1955 the Queen Street location was expropriated by the City of Toronto. Subsequently, Edell founded Elmdale Investments, the company which built and managed the Elmhurst Plaza in Etobicoke. He reopened the drug store, which was renamed Elmhurst Drugs in the plaza. He also invested in two retail textile stores, Deltex Drapery and Dodd’s Drapery which had been founded by group of businessmen including his cousin Israel Edell.
In 1952 he married Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock. They lived in the newly developed suburb of North York with their four children: Ethel, Simcha, Malka and Joseph. After 10 years of marriage, Dolly died and in 1966, he married Celia Rogen Hoffman.
Sol Edell was a founding member and first president of the Clanton Park Congregation. He was actively involved in the construction of the synagogue and its development. He continued to be affiliated with Shomrai Shabbos where his grandfather Rabbi Yosef Weinreb had been the rabbi. He was also involved with Adas Israel, the synagogue in Hamilton where his wife Celia had been an active member.
He was chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region -- Toronto Jewish Congress Archives Committee, which subsequently became the Ontario Jewish Archives. During his tenure, the archives was responsible for the reconstruction of the Kiever Synagogue which had been built in the early 1900s but had fallen into a state of disrepair by the 1960s.
Sol Edell was also involved in a number of Zionist organizations. He was the founding chair of the Aliyah Support Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, whose mandate was to assist Torontonians who had moved to Israel and ease their transition into Israeli society. He was also an active member of the Mizrachi organization and its affiliated institutions. Another one of Sol Edell’s interests was ensuring the preservation of local cemeteries. He was president of the Jones Avenue Cemetery and on the board of Pardes Shalom and the Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Clanton Park section.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting Sol Edell's business activities, community involvement and personal life. Included is correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, financial records, legal records, publications, audio-visual material, invitations, newspaper clippings, artifacts, lists, reports, speeches, and architectural drawings.
The fonds is organized into the following eleven series: Personal; Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy; Elmdale Investments; Deltex Drapery and Dodd's Drapery; Adas Israel Synagogue; Clanton Park Synagogue; Shomrai Shabbos; Aliyah; Cemetery and funeral home; Historical materials; and, Activities and organizations.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 739 photographs, 232 architectural drawings, 11 audio cassettes, 9 audio reels, 13 film reels, 7 videocassettes, 4 slides, 1 plaque, 4 badges, and 1 key.
Name Access
Edell Solomon, 1919-2000
Clanton Park Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Edell, Dolly
Edell, Celia
Edell's Drug Store
Elmhurst Pharmacy
Jones Avenue Cemetery
Canadian Jewish Congress/ Toronto Jewish Congress Archives
Aliyah Support Committee
Subjects
Business
Pharmacists
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Physical Condition
The bulk of the architectural drawings are currently being stored rolled up. They should be flattened and encapsulated in melinex.
Film and sound reels should be digitized.
Related Material
See fonds #5 for material related to Paul Edell.
See accession #2012-10/9 for material related to the Edell family.
Creator
Edell, Solomon, 1919-2000
Accession Number
2002-12-2
2008-8-29
2011-5-4
2012-10-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
[191-]-1978
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Paul Edell (1882-1966) was the owner of a Toronto printing business and a prominent member of Shomrai Shabbos Congregation.
Edell was born in Poland and emigrated to Toronto in 1910. He married Molly Weinreb in 1915 and they had 5 children: David, Sol, Ethel, Connie and Sara. When he arrived in Canada he found work as a clerk and salesman. He later apprenticed as a printer and in 1921, he opened his own business, Royal Printing, at 113 Elizabeth Street in Toronto. Edell continued to work at the business until his retirement in the 1960s. His customers included many Jewish businesses, institutions and organizations. Edell was also involved in a number of community activities, mostly centered around religious matters. He served as president of Shomrai Shabbos Congregation for many year and was also involved in the maintenance of the Jones Avenue cemetery. He passed away in 1966.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records related to Paul Edell's business and community activities. Included is business and synagogue correspondence, property documents, certificates and a ledger book.
Name Access
Edell, Paul, 1882-1966
Royal Printing
Shomrai Shabbos
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
Synagogues
Physical Condition
Ledger book is in poor condition and requires conservation work.
Related Material
For records related to Paul Edell's son, please see the Solomon Edell fonds 4.
For further records on the Edell and Weinreb families, see accession 2012-10-9.
Creator
Edell, Paul, 1882-
Accession Number
2002-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell established a memorial fund, administered by Clanton Park synagogue, in memory of his wife, Celia.
Scope and Content
File consists of letter stating that a donation has been made to the Celia Edell Memorial Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-[199-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Clanton Park Sisterhood established a synagogue library in memory of Sol Edell's wife, Dolly.
Scope and Content
File consists of a tribute pamphlet in memory of Dolly Edell as well as an invitation to the dedication of the Dolly Edell Memorial Library. Also included are contribution cards and lists of people who have made donations to the library.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
43
Material Format
textual record
moving images
Date
1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : col., sd. ; VHS
Admin History/Bio
Clanton Park sponsored a tribute dinner in honour of Sol Edell's dedicated service to the synagogue. The dinner also commorated the 50th yartzheit of his grandfather, Rabbi Yosef Weinreb.
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to the Sol Edell Tribute Dinner and correspondence soliciting advertisements for the commemorative journal. The file also contains a list of people who attended the dinner, notes for Sara Edell Kelman's speech about Sol, and other stories written for the commemorative journal. Also included is a video recording of various synagogue members speaking about Sol and his contributions to the community.
Name Access
Weinreb, Yosef, Rabbi
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Anne Edell and I.S. Edell
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
February 7, 1984
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Anne Edell and I.S. Edell
Number
AC 208
Subject
Recreation
Education
Occupations
Antisemitism
Interview Date
February 7, 1984
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Phyllis Platnick
Total Running Time
AC 208A: 40 minutes AC 208B: 18 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
Anne Edell grew up in Toronto. She worked as a bookkeeper in several local Jewish businesses. During summer vacation, Anne would travel to Port Dalhousie, Crystal Beach and Jackson's Point. I.S. Edell grew up in Toronto. He graduated in education from OCE but was unable to find a teaching position. He worked at the post office for a short time and later in his father-in-law's business.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Edell, Anne
Edell, I.S.
Platnick, Phyllis
Geographic Access
Port Dalhousie
Crystal Beach
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Anne Edell shares memories of summer vacations.

In this clip, I.S. Edell discusses the antisemitism encountered by Jewish graduates in the field of education in Ontario in the 1930s.

Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a donation card and donation receipts.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of certificates, correspondence, and lists of expenses and out of town guests.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Residences sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-7; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Residences sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-7
File
2
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1963
Physical Description
11 technical drawings : 7 blueline prints and 4 brownline prints ; 54 x 86 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of technical drawings for the construction of Sol Edell's two storey house at 15 Ericka in North York. Included are floor plans, elevation drawings, cross sections, and heating system design drawings.
Physical Condition
Records have a lot of tears along the edges and are in general poor condition. They should be stored flat and encapsulated in melinx to protect them from further damage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of condolence and donation cards and a list of individuals and organizations that sent condolences to the Edell family after Sol Edell's death.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
83
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to a gala dinner hosted by Clanton Park Synagogue honouring Sol Edell.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
2
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[199-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sol Edell standing with other pharmacists at an unidentified event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-10-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-9
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
ca. 12 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1917-[ca. 2000]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Edell family, Rabbi Weinreb, Paul Edell's printing company, the She'arim Hebrew Day School, and the Edell family's involvement with the Mackziki Hadas Congregation. Accession also includes records documenting Rabbi Kelman's involvement with the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda synagogue. Records include photographs of family gatherings and family members participating in a Balfour Declaration march in 1917, correspondence, flyers, invitations, and genealogical information and family reminiscences collected by Sara Kelman. Also included are two printing blocks from Paul Edell's printing company and one stamp used by Rabbi Weinreb. Of note, is a flyer and correspondence documenting the Husiatyner Klaus Beth Israel synagogue and its closure. The bulk of the material is in English, but a small amount is in Yiddish or Hebrew.
Use Conditions
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.
Descriptive Notes
Includes 9 photographs (tiff), 2 photographs, 1 stamp, and 2 printing blocks.
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
494 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

In 1952, Edell married Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock. They lived in the newly developed suburb of North York with their four children: Ethel, Simcha, Malka and Joseph. After 10 years of marriage, Dolly died and in 1966, he married Celia Rogen Hoffman.
Address
494 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1948
Scope Note
In 1952, Edell married Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock. They lived in the newly developed suburb of North York with their four children: Ethel, Simcha, Malka and Joseph. After 10 years of marriage, Dolly died and in 1966, he married Celia Rogen Hoffman.
History
Sol Edell was a founding member and first president of the Clanton Park Congregation. He was actively involved in the construction of the synagogue and its development. He continued to be affiliated with Shomrai Shabbos where his grandfather Rabbi Yosef Weinreb had been the rabbi. He was also involved with Adas Israel, the synagogue in Hamilton where his wife Celia had been an active member. He was chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region -- Toronto Jewish Congress Archives Committee, which subsequently became the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; Item 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
Item
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of one photograph of a group of children standing on Major Street outside a group of homes. The Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. used a building on Major Street for their after-school children's programs.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-1; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-1
File
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1959
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of expense tables, correspondence, financial and insurance papers relating to the properties owned by JIAS and used for immigrant housing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
458 records – page 1 of 10.

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