Search Results

New Search Photo Search Audiovisual Search
36 records – page 1 of 1.
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
Series
Fonds
109
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1915-1974
Scope and Content
Series consists of documents pertaining to Glass' personal life and political career. Included are speeches and essays, personal correspondence, clippings, letters to newspaper editors, political correspondence, and miscellaneous military materials.
Physical Condition
The panoramic photographs are in very fragile condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
Item
Fonds
109
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 certificate : b&w and col. ; 31 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a Zionist Organization of Canada charter certificate certifying that the Canadian Israel Club is an affiliated society of the Zionist Organization. The certificate is dated February 10, 1950.
Name Access
Canadian Israel Club
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Societies
Places
Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
26 Nov. 1915
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one issue of the Evening Blast, a four-page student newspaper produced at the University of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of speeches and essays on a range of topics including: Zionism; the death of Arthur Balfour in 1930; Rosh Hashana; the meaning of Passover; Remembrance Day; the B'nei Yehuda youth movement, a St. Andrew riding campaign speech; and a speech titled "Comparative Jurisprudence: Roman, English, and Jewish."
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invoices and receipts for transportation and utilities, for both office and residence, and receipts for charitable donations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous personal correspondence sent and recieved by John Glass concerning a variety of subjects including: sympathy notes; charitable donations; banking; financial matters; insurance claims; attendance at civic, social and sports events; family travel; and correspondence with Rabbi Samuel Sachs, who was the rabbi at Goel Tzedec Congregation before returning to the United States.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of biographies of John Glass; newspaper clippings; the Constitution of Toronto Central Liberal Association with Ward 4 by-laws; a newsletter to to the electors of the St. Andrew riding; and invitations to events honouring John Glass, Lillian Freiman of Hadassah's 50th birthday party; the Annual Banquet of Former Members of Toronto City Councils' and a garden party in Jerusalem for delegates to the World Council of Synagogues.
Physical Condition
Newspaper clippings are in fragile condition as is the cover of the banquet programme.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings on subjects such as provincial taxation, subversive organizations, and the Six-Day War in Israel. Publications include issues of the Canadian Jewish Chronicle ("The Jewish State" by A.M. Klein), Saturday Night (address by Chaim Weizmann before the formal establishment of Israel), and Canadian Jewish Congress Bulletin (story about Chaim Weizmann on his 10th yahrzeit).
Physical Condition
The newspaper clippings are in fragile condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of John Glass's correspondence with editors of the Toronto Daily Star and the Globe and Mail with comments on third party articles in their publications that are critical of Israel. There is also a racist and antisemitic unsigned letter and a newspaper clipping about a claim of desecration and looting in holy places in Jerusalem by the Israeli army. The accusation is being investigated by international organizations including churches and government agencies.
Physical Condition
The edges of the newspaper clipping are torn.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certificate issued by the lieutenant governor of Ontario certifying that John Glass was appointed a notary public in 1920 and still holds that position.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newspaper clipping naming the recipients of the Ontario 1937 King's Counsel Christmas appointments. There is a list of the honourees and the message that John Glass sent to a number of this cohort whom he wished to congratulate personally, as well as correspondence from these lawyers thanking Glass for his good wishes.
Physical Condition
Several of the documents are in poor condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of publications entitled Jews of the Empire and the Great War (1919), The Jew in Battle, and Jewish War Heroes, an invitation to an annual Remembrance Day dinner held by the Jewish Branch Canadian Legion, and two certificates from Buckingham Palace accompanying medals for John Glass to wear in commemoration of royal events. Also included is Glass's membership card for the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, and his 1943 certificate of military qualification for the Canadian Army issued at National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of documents certifying that John Glass as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who previously served in the military, is appointed an official representative of the province with travel expenses paid. There is material pertaining to events in London prior to crossing to France, including a guide book for the city; itinerary for events; and an invitation to a reception in the garden of Buckingham Palace. There are also postcards from the Cunard White Star ship Ascania, on which Glass was a passenger, and from the Vimy monument. As well there is a schedule of pilgrimage events in France and a guidebook for the pilgrimage to Vimy for the dedication of the Canadian National Monument and exploration of other battlefields in the area.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The mandate of the Citizens' Victory Council was to publicize, support, and coordinate activities of existing war service organizations. It was a non-partisan organization.
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter to John Glass from the City of Toronto Victory Loan Committee regarding his acceptance of an invitation to address representatives of the Superior Cloak Company. There is also documentation of a conference on April 15, 1942 of the Citizens' Victory Council including an invitation to John Glass to attend, his response, and a publicity announcement (described as "conference call") detailing the speakers and topics to be discussed.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records,
Admin History/Bio
Jewish voluntary military units formed during the First World War to fight with British troops for the liberation of Palestine from Turkish rule after Turkey entered the war in 1914 on the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The legion was conceived and promoted by Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky, a Russian-Jewish intelectual and Zionist. The units were gradually demobilized after the war and during the interwar years Haganah was born and eventually the Israel Defense Forces.
Scope and Content
File consists of a a booklet titled History of the Jewish Legion on the 50th Anniversary of the Jewish Battalion 1917-1967 by Dr. J. Schechtman and two typed excerpts from the Story of the Jewish Legion by Zeev Jabotinsky. There is correspondence from Shlomo Perla of the Zionist Revisionist Organization of Toronto to John Glass concerning the donation to Glass of the publications mentioned above. Finally, there is material prepared by Glass including Preface to the History of the Jewish Legion, notes, and a detailed essay "The Unique Saga of the Jewish Legion."
Physical Condition
One of the Zeev Jabotinsky excerpts is badly stained.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1928,1932
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
John Glass was a trustee of the Toronto Board of Education from 1928-1930 and alderman on the city council for four years after that. In 1934 he was elected member of the Ontario parliament for the St. Andrew riding where he served for nine years.
Scope and Content
File consists of a 1928 postcard promoting the election of John Glass as a candidate for the Board of Education in Toronto, and a postcard for Glass's 1932 campaign for aderman in Ward Four.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 folder of yextual records
Admin History/Bio
John Glass was Alderman on the Toronto City Council from 1931 to 1934. In 1934 he was a co-alderman for Ward 4 with Nathan Phillips, the future mayor of Toronto (1955-1962).
Scope and Content
File consists of a small hardcover booklet titled Toronto Municipal Handbook Centennial Year 1834-1934. "Alderman Glass" is printed on the cover.
Notes
This publication contains a wealth of information about Toronto at the time. Included is a list of mayors since 1834, current members of the city council, weather records, a list of parks and playgrounds, as well as data about utilities, police and fire departments, school boards, libraries, and statistics concening other city organizations and institutions. .
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Folder consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence between John Glass and a number of individuals including Samuel Factor, W. G. La Marsh, Isadore Levinter, W. L. Miller, M. F. Hepburn (prime minister of Ontario), Colin Campbell, J. Louis Shannon, Gordon Conant, Mitchel Sharp, and W. Ross Macdonald.
Correspondence is generated by Ontario government departments and institutions including the Department of the Attorney General, Legislative Assembly, Office of the Prime Minister (now Pemier), Minister of Health, Ministry of Works, Department of Property, Treasury Department, and the Toronto Historical Board.
Of note is a letter from the Department of Public Welfare confirming that John Glass will be in charge of the memorial wreath presentation at the 1937 City Hall Remembrance Day Service. As well there is correspondence concerning a 1971 reunion of survivors of the 1919 Veterans Class at Osgoode Hall Law School. This small group of about eight men included John Glass.
Physical Condition
Many of the letters are copies in poor condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
17 Aug. 1937-7 Oct.1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
St. Andrew was a provinicial electoral district in downtown Toronto that stretched from Yonge to Bathurst and included Spadina Avenue and Kensington Market. It was created in 1926 and existed until 1967 when it was merged with an adjacent riding to form St. Andrew: St. Patrick.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to the re-election of John Glass as a Liberal member of the Ontario parliament for the riding of St. Andrew. Campaign organization is documented with letters requesting and acknowleddging support from Liberal organizations and individuals hosting meetings and making endorsements on the radio. There is also information regarding publicity material and staff appointments. Telegrams and letters from friends, colleagues, and other supporters congratulating John Glass on his victory.
Physical Condition
Many of the copies are in poor condidtion and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 Oct.1937-11 Dec. 1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to the re-election of Johm Glass as a Liberal Member of the Ontario parliament for the riding of St. Andrew. Included are letters of congratulations to Glass from politicians, members of the legal profession, hotel executives, businessmen and organizations and institutions such as the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Toronto Liberal Association, and the Zionist Organization of Toronto.
John Glass thanks those who congratulated him on his victory and assisted his campaign by providing goods and services and publicity. In turn he expresses his warm wishes to cabinet ministers on their recent appointments and thanks prime minister (premier) of Ontario Mitch Hepburn for his supportive message.
As well there is correspondence concerning invoices for campaign equipment and submission of information regarding receipts and disbursement of expenses. Lastly there is a letter from Glass to the editor of the Der Kampf newspaper refuting what Glass believes is a scandalous accusation of election fraud.
Physical Condition
Many of the copies are in poor condition and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence in 1937 from John Glass congratulating successful candidates in the Toronto municipal election to positions including the city council, board of control and the board of education. Ralph Day is congratulated on his appointment as mayor of Toronto. Lastly Glass congatulates Allan Lawrence on his appointment to the provincial legislature in 1967.
Thanking Glass for their 1937 election victories are members of the board of control, board of education, Mayor Ralph Day, and the assisstant registrar.
In 1963 Vernon Singer thanks Glass for recognizing his election to the Ontario legislature, and in 1964 Philip Givens, newly elected mayor of Toronto, expresses his appreciation to Glass for his message.
Physical Condition
Some of the copies are in poor condition and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Old Toronto Western Hospital Act was enacted in 1914. Grace Hospital amalgamated with Toronto Western Hospital in 1926.
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from law firm Fasken, Robertson, Aitchison, Pickup & Calvin to John Glass acknowledging their appreciation for his agreeing to introduce the new bill in the Ontario legislature. Two versions of the 1941 act are included, one with explanatory notes following each section with comparisons to the 1914 original.
Issues covered in the act include the board of governors (duties, rules of election, financial powers, and responsibilities and relationship to medical staff and patrons).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Born in Odessa, Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was a Zionist leader notable for founding the Revionist movement within Zionism. In 1926, he travelled to Canada under the sponsorship of the Hebrew Veterans Association.
Scope and Content
File consists of a contract between Hector Duthisac of Montreal and the Hebrew Veterans Association, Toronto. Duthisac was the manager for the Canadian tour of Vladimir Jabotinsky. The contract details the financial and logisitcal responsibilities of both parties for a lecture to be delivered on February 11, 1926 by Jabotinsky on his visit to Toronto.
Name Access
Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940
Subjects
Lectures and lecturing
Physical Condition
The contract is in is torn at the seams and is in poor condition.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a financial resume for the 1937 Canadian campaign for the relief of Polish Jewry and a letter from the Council of Jewish Organizations of Hamilton, Ontario asking John Glass for a statement of receipts and disbursements of the 1936 Polish campaign.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In addition to John Glass's involvement with B'nai Brith and State of Israel Bonds and his status as a veteran Zionist leader in Toronto, he was the first president of General Wingate Branch, Canadian Legion, and a member of the board of governors at Beth Tzedek Congregation.
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations to the 1956 and 1957 Toronto State of Israel Bonds Ambassador's Ball, a planning document for an Israel Bond-Toronto Zionist Council dinner in 1963, for which John Glass acted as chairman of the evening, and material pertaining to a 1967 B'nai Brith-State of Israel Bonds dinner honouring John Glass. Included are an invitation to the event, a copy of Glass' address to the attendees, telegrams, notes and letters congratulating Glass on the recognition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a request for and a copy of a Toronto wage rate schedule for contract workers prepared by the fair wage officer and a letter concerning Rotary Printing of Oshawa and its union contract. As well there is correspondence regarding staffing of Liquor Control Board Stores during the Christmas season, and a letter from a Toronto garment manufacturer with a chart comparing coat and suit production in Montreal and Toronto.
Physical Condition
A few of the copies are in poor condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter to John Glass from the Toronto Board of Control inviting him to a meeting concerning the recent price of milk and an excerpt from an article in Consumers' Guide about milk pricing, the size of containers, and the advantages of skim milk. There is also a letter from a concerned consumer in Ottawa expressing support for Glass' campaign for lower milk prices.
Physical Condition
The magazine excerpt is in poor condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter to John Glass from the secretary of the Labour League Mutual Benefit Society asking Glass to try to attend an upcoming meeting of the organization despite having submitted a report to be read to attendees.
Name Access
Labour League Mutual Benefit Society
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Meetings
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to John Glass' battle against discrimination based on race and religion in Ontario and society in general. Included are commentaries on his newspaper article proposing amendments to the Ontario Libel and Slander Act, his correspondence with the Canadian Jewish Congress, and the prime minister (premier) of Ontario regarding offensive "Gentiles Only" signs on highways, at country resorts, and in parks. In addition there is a report on the operation of Nazi-affiliated groups in the province and a telegram expressing support from a "Negro Youth Group," as well as an impassioned speech delivered by Glass in the Ontario legislature, in which he pleads for human rights and the end of intlolerance and bigotry.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Ontario Libel and Slander Act
Ontario. Premier
Subjects
Antisemitism
Discrimination
Human rights
Physical Condition
Several of the letters are in fagile condition and are enclosed in plastic.
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to Bill 24 of the Ontario legislature, An Act to Prevent Discrimination Because of Colour, Race, Creed, or Religion. Its shorter title was the Discrimination Prevention Act 1943. It was tabled by John Glass. In addition to a draft and memorandum on the bill there is correspondence expressing approval from organizations such as the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Ontario Religious Education Council, the Canadian Congress of Labour, and a representative of the black community. The is also an antisemitic notice that was circulated to workers in a wage dispute at a factory in Newmarket, Ontario. The notices were subsequently taken down and sent to Glass' office for disposal.
Finally, there are copies of acts on similar themes, such as antidiscrimination and civil rights, that were produced in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, and Manitoba from 1935 to 1942.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Ontario Religious Education Council
Subjects
Discrimination--Law and legislation
Physical Condition
Several of the letters are in poor condition and are enclosed in plastic.
Places
Manitoba
New Jersey
Ohio
Ontario
Wisconsin
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 1941–Mar. 1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of documents pertaining to the sale of the property comprising lots 6-9 on the east side of Spadina Avenue, Plan D-254, also known as 651 Spadina and Townsend House.
There is a handwritten document that includes a plan of the property and a chronological chain of ownership by way of mortgages and deeds from 1895-1929, through the McMaster family to the Central Council of the Girls Friendly Society in Canada. As well, there are legal documents such as offers to purchase, correspondence with lawyers and insurance companies' financial statements, mortgage matters, and an affadavit of incorporation of the Toronto Zionist Council in 1907. Due to the complexity of the sale, the Zionist Council applied for and was granted letters patent by the assistant provincial secretary in order to enlarge and clarify the organization's corporate powers.
Notes
General: Included is a letter from noted Toronto architect Benjamin Brown reporting on his inspection of the property and projected costs for renovations and upgrades to the building.
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1890-1974
Girls' Friendly Society
Toronto Zionist Council
Subjects
Buildings
Physical Condition
Many of the documents are in poor condition and are enclosed in plastic.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1942-Dec. 1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of legal documents pertaining to the sale of the property comprising lots 6-9 on the east side of Spadina: Plan D-254, also known as 651 Spadina, from the Central Council of the Girls' Friendly Society to the Toronto Zionist Council. There is a 1928 declaration of Arthur Carlson McMaster stating his claim to the property through his parents, and including a history of the property since 1883.
Further declarations by Thrza Deverall and Mary Sparling, both of the Girls' Friendly Society, continue the history from the McMasters to the 1942 sale to the Zionist Council. A 1942 letters patent document reincorporates the Toronto Zionist Council as a corporation that can hold real estate etc.
Correspondence between John Glass for the Zionists and lawyers for the sellers concern bank loans, insurance, and regulations for applications for building permits for renovations of the facility.
Name Access
Girls' Friendly Society
Toronto Zionist Council
Subjects
Buildings
Physical Condition
Some of the documents are in very poor condition and are encloded in plastic.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to the Zionist Organization of Canada and associated organizations such as the Toronto Zionist Council, Arbeiter Ring, Jewish National Fund, Habonim, Hadassah and Junior Hadassah, and the Hebrew Liberal Club. Many of these organizations were housed in the Zionist Building at 651 Spadina Avenue.
Included are correspondence with the Zionist Institute on Beverley Street, the Toronto Zionist Council regarding insurance matters for the Spadina building, the Zionist Council of Canada tax filing with the provincial secretary, and letters patent reincorporating the Toronto Zionist Council. As well there are minutes of the Toronto Zionist Council executive and a list of officers of that organization, as well as a memoranda submitted by the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Zionist Organization of Canada to a United Nations conference in San Francisco.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Toronto Zionist Council
Zionist Organization of Canada
Physical Condition
Some of the docments are in poor condition and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence concerning the discharge of the Toronto Zionist Council Canada Life Assurance Company Mortgage, contact with other insurance companies, as well as documentation of tax filings for the council. and accounts of a successful mission to the Halifax Jewish community by way of a retreat at Camp Kadimah.
There is a report of the call-up of army reservists during the Six-Day War in Israel, a proposal and report concerning a move of the Zionist Organization of Canada headquarters from Montreal to Toronto, and a reprint of an article from the Jewish Standard titled "Zionism in Canada" by Julius Hayman, and conversations concerning revisions to the Zionist Organization of Canada's constitution.
Name Access
Toronto Zionist Council
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Israel-Arab War, 1967
Physical Condition
Some of the documentts are in fragile condition and are enclosed in plastic.
Places
Halifax (N.S.)
Montréal (Québec)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to the constituent Zionist organizations and their expansion into an all-embracing organization known as the Federation of Zionist Organizations of Canada. Included are materials generated by the Constitution Committee such as a list of member organizations, memorandums of agreement, drafts of the constitution and by-laws (1962), and a letter concerning the new Toronto Zionist Council constitution (1970).
Notes
John Glass is noted as chairman of the Constitution Committee on an undated memo.
Name Access
Toronto Zionist Council
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme for the Toronto Zionist Council Golden Jubilee Dinner (1907-1957). The dinner was held in the banquet hall of Beth Tzedec Synagogue on Bathurst Street.
Notes
John Glass is listed in the programme as a current vice-president of the council and a former president.
Source
Archival Descriptions
36 records – page 1 of 1.

Narrow By

Collection Name

Source

Format

Date

Description Level

Subject

Name

Place

Restrictions

Available Digital Content