Accession consists of records created and collected by Lawrence Cherniak. They include photographs, an American passport, naturalization papers for David Korinfelt, a marriage return form for Isaac Raefsky and Mollie Cornfield, and death certificates for both Isaac and Mollie Ray.
The photographs are of a group of boys standing outside on Baldwin Street in 1915 and of the Jewish Boys' Club, Central Branch Senior Council for the years 1935-1936
Accession includes the records of the Raefsky family. Isaac Raefsky was born in Poland in 1896 and immigrated to Canada where he met Mollie Cornfeld, who was also from Poland. They were married in Toronto, Ontario in 1916 and had a son.
Accession consists of original and copies of documents and newspaper clippings pertaining to Lawrence Kert's service as a pilot during the First World War. Included are his graduation certificate from the Royal Flying Corps, his flight log, documents, and press clippings concerning his capture by the Germans.
Lawrence Kert left the University of Toronto to enlist in the 228th Battalion in 1915, and was transferred to the Royal Air Force in 1917. He was listed as missing, but was actually a prisoner of war. He survived and returned to Canada.
File consists of correspondence and legal documents relating to the purchase of the property by Sol Edell and its subsequent purchase by Elmdale Developments, a holding company controlled by Sol Edell.
22 technical drawings : 18 blueline drawings and 3 brownline drawings ; 63 x 120 cm or smaller
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File consists of correspondence with the architects, Bregman and Hamann, and the contractors relating to the cost of the construction of the plaza. Also included are floor plans, site plans, elevation drawings, electrical drawings, and a presentation sketch.
File contains photographs of the rally held at Lawrence Plaza in Toronto, a poster for the event held on 31 Oct. 1976, newspaper clippings, correspondence and notes concerning the organization of the event. The protest was scheduled in response to the arrest of Soviet Jews for their participation in protests in Moscow.
File consists of three images taken at the opening of the Steinberg's grocery store, located in Sheppard Plaza at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue. The images depict the ribbon cutting, the check-out area of the store, and the kosher meat department.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
File consists of two photographs of a City of Toronto Council visit to the St. Lawrence Power Project. Identified in the photographs are Herbert Orliffe, Philip and Min Givens, Nathan Phillips, Fred Gardiner and Don Summerville.
File consists of four photographs of Phil Givens at a party for the opening of the Burlington Bridge or "Burlington Bay Skyway". Included are images of Phil seated at a head table, delivering a speech and mingling with other guests. Other individuals identified in the photographs include: Wayne Tanenbaum (Runnymede Steel) and Marvin Mandel.
The Park Plaza Hotel, originally called the Queen's Park Plaza, began construction in 1928. However, because of financial problems in the Depression it was not completed until 1936. Prior to its completion it was bought by the Park Plaza Company, a group of investors including Harry Rotenberg of Yolles and Rotenberg and Joseph Schwartz, Sylvia Schwartz's father. It was originally used as a hotel, residences and office space. Through the 1940s and 1950s it was a popular hot spot, acting as a venue for entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. In the 1960s it became a popular location with the literary crowd, including Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler.
It was eventually bought by the Hyatt chain and re-named the Park Hyatt Toronto.
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File consists of images of a party in the ballroom at the Park Plaza Hotel. Those pictured include members of the Schwartz, Yolles, Halbert and Wintrob families. Also included are images of Sylvia Schwartz, the singer Phyllis Marshall and musicians.
It is unknown what the party was for, but the original envelope indicated that it was an opening of some kind.
File consists of records documenting the Koffler Centre of the Arts Bookmark Project. Included in the file is a submission by the artist including an artist statement, CV and bookmark description. The 2008 theme is entitled Insert.