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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, Dolly
Edell, Celia
Edell's Drug Store
Elmhurst Pharmacy
Clanton Park
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
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
File
Fonds
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-2010
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Sol Edell's personal correspondence and general correspondence with a wide range of Jewish communal organizations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
File
Fonds
4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of financial statements, an annual meeting notice, an annual report, and a stock certificate for Springpole Lake Resources Ltd., a mining company. Sol Edell was a shareholder in the company.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1900]-2000
Physical Description
49 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell, the son of Paul and Mollie Edell, was one of five siblings. He and Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock, had two daughters and two sons and lived in Toronto. After Dolly died in 1961, he married Celia (nee Rogen) Hoffman, a widow, in 1966. He became the stepfather to the two sons of Max and Celia Hoffman who had been residents of Hamilton. Some members of the family remained in Toronto while others moved to other parts of Canada, the United States and Israel. Sol Edell was actively involved in or provided financial support to many educational, professional and religious organizations.
Scope and Content
Series includes correspondence, invitations, publications, photographs, family films and a sound recording. The series is made up of seven sub-series: Associations, Charities, Community Activities, Education and Extra-Curricular Activities, Life Cycle and Family Events, Religious, and Residence.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 12 photographs, 7 film reels, 1 audio reel, 1 plaque, 4 badges, and 47 architectural drawings.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Celia
Rho Pi Phi
Harbord Collegiate
Clanton Park
Subjects
Education
Greek letter societies
Physical Condition
Film and sound reels should be digitized.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1947-1969
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
3 photographs
7 architectural plans
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell graduated with a degree in pharmacy in 1943. After completing his military service he opened Edell's Drug Store and began working as a pharmacist. He subsequently opened two other drug stores, Edell's Drug Store located on Spadina Avenue and Elmhurst Drugs. Although he continued to own Elmhurst Drugs until his death in 2000, he retired from pharmacy in 1962.
Scope and Content
Series consists of material relating to the establishment and operation of Sol Edell’s pharmacy from the 3 locations where he operated drug stores. Series consists of financial records, newspaper advertisements, ink blotters, flyers and prescription envelopes from the 1940s and 1950s with the name and logo of Edell’s Drug Store. In addition, there is correspondence and legal documents pertaining to a planned renovation of the Queen Street store and the expropriation of the building by the City of Toronto. Also included is a photograph of a group of Toronto pharmacists.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
Elmhurst Pharmacy
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Item is one advertising ink blotter announcing the arrival of a complete prescription service at Sol Edell's Drug Store at 494 Spadina Avenue in Toronto.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
2
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1958
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm + identification
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell's pharmacy was affiliated with of the Leader Drug Chain.
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of members of Toronto's Leader Drug Group at the home laboratories of Parke-Davis & Company in Detroit, Michigan. Identified in the photograph is: Sol Edell, Nat Kaufman, Frank Levine, Murray Willer, and Lou Dancer.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
2
Item
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Item is one invitation announcing the grand opening of Elmhurst Drugs on Islington Ave. North.
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
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invoice from the Yiddisher Zhurnal relating to a New Years greeting that had been printed in the paper for Sol Edell's Drug Store.
Subjects
Yiddish newspapers
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
[between 1948 and 1955]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of advertising flyers announcing an anniversary drug sale and promotional prescription envelopes from Edell's Drug Store at 1978 Queen Street West. The name, address and phone number of the store are printed on the prescription envelopes. Also included is a blank prescription slip of Dr. I.A. Grenville, which advertises Edell's Drug Store on Queen Street.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to medications ordered by the Department of Veteran's Affairs, Sunnybrook Hospital. The letters list the name and number of the patient and the price of the medication ordered.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
Edell, Solomon
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In 1947, Sol Edell opened his drug store at 1978 Queen Street in a building which he had rented from Ross Cameron.
Scope and Content
File consists of lease agreement between Sol Edell and Ross Cameron, the owner of the building. Also included is a description of the janitor services referred to in the lease.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of legal documents relating to Sol Edell's purchase of the Queen Street store and adjacent property from Ross and Yvonne Cameron. Also included is Sol Edell's mortgage for the property.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell's Drug Store
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, Solomon
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1953-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 presentation drawing : brownline drawing, hand col. ; 41 x 82 cm
3 technical drawings : brownline prints ; 52 x 54 cm and 54 x 78 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of invoices from the architect relating to the construction of a new building which Sol Edell wanted to build on the site occupied by Edell's Drug Store. Also included is correspondence with the Municipality of Etobicoke regarding a building permit and a report from the Ontario Municipal Board regarding by-laws for apartment buildings. File also consists of a presentation drawing of what the proposed apartment building would look like and preliminary floor plans and elevation drawings by architect Sidney Samuels.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
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
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to the expropriation of the Queen Street property by the Metropolitan Toronto. An appraisal report which outlines the compensation that Sol Edell would receive is also included.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
15 Oct. 1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a legal document relating to the sale of the Queen Street store to Metropolitan Toronto.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of annual trading, profit and loss statements for Edell's Drug Store.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from suppliers relating to the terms of payment for inventory purchased from wholesalers.
Name Access
Elmhurst Pharmacy
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an inventory of the non prescription goods in Edell's Drug Store and an assessment of its monetary value.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1967
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ledger book listing the income and expenses of Elmhurst Drugs.
Name Access
Elmhurst Drugs
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1969
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ledger book listing the income and expenses of Elmhurst Drugs.
Name Access
Elmhurst Drugs
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1955-[ca. 1983]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
24 architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
Elmdale Investments Ltd. was a corporation founded by Sol Edell in 1958. Sol Edell was the majority owner, although its shareholders also included his first wife Dolly, his second wife Celia and his father-in-law Moishe Weinstock. It was through this company that Sol Edell developed the Elmhurst Plaza property and managed the plaza. The corporation was still in existence at the time of Sol Edell’s death.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and blueprints relating to the purchase of the property in 1956 and the construction of the Elmhurst Plaza in 1957. There are contracts and financial records dealing with the maintenance and rental of the plaza. Among the tenants listed were Oshawa Food Wholesalers and Power Supermarkets. The series also contains information about the shareholders of Elmdale Investments, Sol Edell's business cards, and company stationery.
Name Access
Elmdale Investments
Elmhurst Plaza
Oshawa Food Wholesalers
Power Supermarkets
Weinstock, Moishe
Subjects
Architecture
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
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.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Elmdale Developments
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1955-1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
22 technical drawings : 18 blueline drawings and 3 brownline drawings ; 63 x 120 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
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.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Bregmann and Hamann
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to the sale of the South West corner of the property.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Sol Edell's lawyers relating to compensation for a portion of the plaza property which had been expropriated by the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
5
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1960
Physical Description
2 technical drawings : brownline ; 55 x 84 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of floor plans relating to the renovation of Powerfood Supermarket's A/C system.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Bi-Way, one of the tenants in the plaza. The correspondence contains details of the expenses to be paid by Bi-Way in addition to their rent.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 Dec. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The law firm of Newman, Reiber and Weinstock were tenants in Elmhurst Plaza.
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from the auditors for the Elmhurst Plaza requesting confirmation of the outstanding rent owed by the firm of Newman, Reiber and Weinstock.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
7 Nov. 1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Loblaws, one of the tenants in the Elmhurst Plaza. The correspondence contains details of the expenses to be paid by Loblaws in addition to their rent.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a lease agreement between Oshawa Wholesale Limited and Elmdale Developments, the company which operates Elmhurst Plaza.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Power Super Markets and Elmdale Investments relating to the expenses that the tenant was liable for. Also included is a lease agreement between Power Super Markets and Elmdale Developments.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with World Wide Electronics, one of the tenants in the plaza. The correspondence contains details of the expenses to be paid by World Wide Electronics in addition to their rent.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between tenants and Elmdale Investment relating to expenses, rent and building repairs. Also included is a lease agreement.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1981]-[ca. 1983]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of lists of tenants at Elmhurst Plaza.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Sol Edell and the Rexdale United Church. He gave them permission to use the plaza parking lot during non-business hours, since the church did not have a sufficient number of parking spots to accommodate its members.
Name Access
Elmdale Investments
Rexdale United Church (Etobicoke, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell, Maurice Weinstock and Ethel Edell Goldwasser were directors and shareholders of Elmdale Investments.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to the shareholders of Elmdale Investments. Included are a list of the directors and shareholders and their stake in the company.
Name Access
Weinstock, Maurice
Ethell Edell Goldwasser
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-]-[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letterhead and envelopes embossed with the logo, address and phone number of Elmdale Investments well as Sol Edell's business cards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a financial statement for 1980 and includes financial information pertaining to assets, liabilities, income and expenses.
Name Access
Elmdale Investments
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a financial ledger.
Name Access
Elmdale Investments
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
7 architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
In 1964, Sol Edell invested in a retail textile store, Deltex Draperies Ltd., which had been founded by a group of businessmen including his cousin, Israel Edell. In 1971, they opened a second store, Dodd's Draperies Ltd., and in 1979, the two companies merged under the name Dodd’s Draperies Ltd.. In 1987, the store closed and the building was sold. During their lengthy business association, Israel Edell supervised the day-to-day operation of the stores while Sol Edell was responsible for the overall financial management and the construction of the new premises at 1445 Bathurst Street.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, minute books, documents of incorporation and stock certificates relating to the establishment of both Deltex Draperies and Dodd’s Draperies and the eventual merger of the two stores. In addition, series includes minutes and financial reports dealing with the operation of both companies. Also included are correspondence and blueprints relating to the construction of the building at 1445 Bathurst Street as well as the sale of that building.
Name Access
Deltex Draperies Ltd.
Dodd's Draperies Ltd.
Edell, Israel
Subjects
Business
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 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the minutes of the annual meetings during which motions were made to accept the report of the accountants, to elect the officers of the company and to accept the decisions made by the board since the the annual meeting.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Weinstock, Moishe
Edell, Israel
Edell, Mollie
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 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1972, 1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the minutes of the annual meetings during which motions were made to accept the report of the accountants, to elect the officers of the company and to accept the decisions made by the board since the the annual meeting.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell, Israel
Edell, Mollie
Weinstock, Moishe
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 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the minutes of the annual meetings during which motions were made to accept the report of the accountants, to elect the officers of the company and to accept the decisions made by the board since the the annual meeting.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell, Israel
Edell, Mollie
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 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the minutes of the board of directors. Motions included the appointment of the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretery, the payment of salaries as well as management fees.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell, Israel
Edell, Mollie
Weinstock, Aaron
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 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the minutes of the board of directors. Motions included the appointment of the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretery, the payment of salaries as well as management fees.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell, Israel
Edell, Mollie
Weinstock, Aaron
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 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
July 1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the letters patent of Deltex Draperies Ltd.. The company was established in 1964 and the shareholders were Sol Edell, Israel Edell and Mollie Edell.
Name Access
Edell, Solomon
Edell, Israel
Edell, Mollie
Source
Archival Descriptions
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