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Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Date
1913-1959
Physical Description
57 drawings : pencil on tracing paper, blueprints and other reproductions ; 72 x 114 cm or smaller
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Built in 1913, Loew's Yonge Street Theatre and Winter Garden Theatre complex was the flagship of Marcus Loew's Canadian theatre chain. The theatres were designed by Thomas Lamb as a "double-decker" theatre, with the Winter Garden located seven-stories above the street-level Yonge Street Theatre. This was the only double-decker theatre built in Canada and one of less than a dozen built internationally. The design was considered economical in that it provided a greater amount of seating on a given piece of real estate while allowing the theatre operator to present the same daily show in two theatres. The shows included both vaudeville acts and silent movies.
In 1928, there was a major fire on the site and the Winter Garden Theatre was closed due to the decline in popularity of vaudeville. By 1930, the Yonge Street Theatre was solely a movie theatre, equipped for sound movies. Over the years it gradually fell into disrepair, but continued as a movie theatre until 1981. It was renamed the Elgin Theatre in 1978.
In 1981, the Elgin and Winter Garden were purchased by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, and in 1987 the foundation began a two and half year, $30 million restoration of the theatres. The theatres re-opened in Dec. 1989 exclusively for theatrical productions.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of seating plans, blueprints of structural details, and floor plans, sections and elevations for successive alterations (to the entrance, lobby, basement, etc.) of the theatre. The sub-series includes a copy of a city building permit dating from 1934 for renovations carried out by Loew's Theatres Engineering Division. Some of the blueprints date from the original construction of the theatre in 1913.
The sub-series is organized into 9 sub-sub-series, corresponding to project dates of 1913, 1919, 1934, 1939, 1949 (two projects), 1952, 1957 and 1959. The earliest materials, such as those from 1913 and 1919, were not created by Kaplan & Sprachman, but were no doubt used as reference materials for their work at the theatre.
Please note that the blueprints of structural details such as columns and roof reinforcing beams may apply to the theatre complex as a whole, including the Winter Garden Theatre.
Notes
Title is derived from the formal titles of the drawings.
Name Access
Lamb, Thomas
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Winter Garden Theatre (Toronto)
Subjects
Theaters
Physical Condition
Some drawings are torn & damaged.
Some are discoloured or damaged by deteriorating pressure-sensitive tape.
Places
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) architectural plans and drawings sub-series
Columns, trusses and other support features sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-1
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1913
Physical Description
20 drawings : blueprints ; 72 x 114 cm or smaller
Notes
Title is derived from the titles and contents of the drawings.
Drawings created by Canada Foundry Bridge Department (contract no. 6044).
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Physical Condition
Blueprints are torn and in poor condition.
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) architectural plans and drawings sub-series
Reinforcing diagrams sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-2
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1919-1920
Physical Description
4 drawings : blueprints and brownline prints ; 46 x 62 and 46 x 60 cm
Notes
Original drawings were created by P.H. Secord & Sons, contractors, and E.H. Darling, consulting engineer.
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) architectural plans and drawings sub-series
Alterations to lobby and new opening to main theatre mezzanine sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-3
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Date
1934
Physical Description
7 drawings : blueprints ; 71 x 84 cm and 38 x 81 cm
11 p
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of blueprints and building permits for alterations made for a new store in the lobby area at street level on Yonge Street. The building permit contains a detailed description of the work to be done. Includes a seating plan for the theatre.
Notes
Title is derived from the project description in the building permit.
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Physical Condition
1 drawing, of theatre seating plan, is torn and in poor condition.
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Loew's Theatre, Toronto : [floor plan of street-level entrance and lobby] sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Responsibility
Kaplan & Sprachman
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 drawing : pencil on tracing paper ; 46 x 106 cm
Notes
Title is derived from the formal titles of the drawings.
Project reference no. AU 1754.
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Proposed alterations to store basement, 191 Yonge Street, Toronto, adjoining Loew's Theatre sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-5
Material Format
architectural drawing
Responsibility
Kaplan & Sprachman
Date
1949
Physical Description
3 drawings : pencil on tracing paper ; 52 x 91 cm and 41 x 81 cm
Notes
Project reference no. 49-K-41.
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Alterations to entrance of Loew's Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-6
Material Format
architectural drawing
Responsibility
Kaplan & Sprachman
drawn by S.H.H.
Date
1949-1950
Physical Description
2 drawings : blueprints ; 59 x 130 cm
Notes
Project reference no. 49-K-79.
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Alterations to inner lobby, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ont., for Marcus Loew's Inc. sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-7
Material Format
architectural drawing
Responsibility
Kaplan & Sprachman
Date
1952
Physical Description
3 drawings : pencil on tracing paper ; 62 x 129 cm
Scope and Content
Drawings of details of the doorways to the theatre.
Notes
Project reference no. 52-K-36.
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Physical Condition
Some damage to edges of the drawings.
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Second exit from second floor of Loew's Theatre, 189 Yonge Street sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-8
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1957
Physical Description
3 drawings : pencil (1 on tracing paper) ; 59 x 89 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
1 floor plan of 1st and 2nd floors of theatre and 2 rough sketches with annotations.
Notes
Project reference no 57-K-10.
Title is taken from the formal title of one of the drawings.
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Alterations to Loew's Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1-9
Material Format
architectural drawing
Responsibility
Kaplan & Sprachman
Date
1959-1961
Physical Description
14 drawings : blueprints and blueline prints ; 79 x 121 and 73 x 103 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series includes orchestra, mezzanine and balcony floor plans, longitudinal sections, reflected ceiling plan and details.
Notes
Project reference no. 59-K-25.
Title is derived from the formal titles of the drawings.
Name Access
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
National conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-2; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
National conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a letter informing Robert Soren that he had been designated as the Chair of the convention.
Name Access
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a copy of the Presidential Address given by Robert Soren at the 19th conference.
Name Access
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 77
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
77
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of drafts of resolutions and the adopted resolutions submitted at the 26th Central Region Conference. The file also includes a memorial resolution commemorating Dr. Robert Soren.
Name Access
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
93
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a list of individuals who had died during 1966. This list includes Martin Buber, Moshe Sharett and Robert Soren. The file also includes general correspondence between conference chairs and delegates regarding the election of delegates and people with observer status, registration and meals.
Name Access
Sharett, Moshe, 1894-1965
Martin Buber
Robert Soren
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 319
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
319
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the head table of the Herzl Zion Club Charter Presentation. At the head table are Sol Granek; George Liban; and Robert Soren.
Name Access
Sol Granek
George Liban
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 323
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
323
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of the 2nd anniversary celebrations for the State of Israel. this celebration happened at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Included in the photographs are Edward Gelber; Robert Soren; and Sam Zacks.
Name Access
Edward Gelber
Robert Soren
Samuel Zacks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 324
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
324
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs taken during the celebrations of the the 5th anniversary of Israeli independence. Inlcuded in the photographs are: Robert Soren; Sam Cohen; Jack Posen; Abe Levine; Sid Beube; Yaacov Gerstel; Irving Matlow; Wally Ritter; Bob Chappelle; Jack Aarons; the General Wingate Legion Colour Guard; and Rabbi Reuven Slonim.
Name Access
Robert Soren
Sam Cohen
Jack Posen
Levine, Abe
Sid Beube
Yaacov Gerstel
Irving Matlow
Wally Ritter
Bob Chappelle
Jack Aarons
Reuven Slonim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 325
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
325
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs taken during the 7th anniversary of Israeli independence. Individuals in the photographs include: Meyer Gasner; Robert Soren; George Liban; Maurice Samuel; George Bezalel Sherman; David Peters and Rabbi Wurzburger.
Name Access
Meyer Gasner
Robert Soren
Maurice Samuel
George Bezalel Sherman
David Peters
Rabbi Wurzburger
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1952
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs taken during the 21st conference held in St. Catharines. At the head table are: George Liban; Jack Pearstein; Shamai Degen; Lou Harris; Eddie Gelber; Chana Gelber; and Robert Soren.
Name Access
George Liban
Jack Pearstein
Shamai Degen
Lou Harris
Eddie Gelber
Chana Gelber
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 252
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
252
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1952
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of Moshe Sharett, Israel's Foreign Minister, during his visit to Canada and lecture at Massey Hall in Toronto. Included in the file are a publicity photograph of Mr. Sharett and photographs of Sharett with Robert Soren; Eddie Gelber; Samuel Bronfman; David Croll; and photographs of the audience in Massey Hall.
Name Access
Moshe Sharett
Robert Soren
Eddie Gelber
Samuel Bronfman
David Croll
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 287
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
287
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of the executive members of the United Zionists of Toronto Council. Included in the photographs are: Harry Zifkin; Robert Soren; Mark Zimmerman; Allan Small; Mirial Small; Louis Lockshin; John Devor; and Max Goody.
Name Access
John Devor
Max Goody
Louis Lockshin
Allan Small
Mirial Small
Robert Soren
Harry Zifkin
Mark Zimmerman
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 293
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
293
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Rabbi Washer giving a speech Also at the head table are Samuel Zacks; Robert Soren; and Eddie Gelber.
Name Access
Rabbi Washer
Samuel Zacks
Robert Soren
Eddie Gelber
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 300
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
300
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Group portrait.
Name Access
Harry Zifkin
Allan Small
Mirial Small
Mark Zimmerman
Robert Soren
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the head table during a meeting. Seated at the table are Edward Gelber and Robert Soren.
Name Access
Edward Gelber
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
National conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-2; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
National conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-2
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
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