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Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Travel sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Travel sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
2
Series
1-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Date
1931-1975
Physical Description
2 cm
Admin History/Bio
Following the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-49, Ben Dunkelman frequently travelled to Israel for pleasure as well as for business. Although he once went leopard hunting in Africa, Dunkelman usually visited the Middle East or the United States when outside Canada.
Scope and Content
Sub-series contains maps, a passport, a 1953 travel diary and some correspondence. The records relate to Benjamin Dunkelman’s travels to Israel. The sub-series includes files for Dunkelman’s passport and his travel maps.
Subjects
Israel
Travel
Creator
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Demonstration Drawings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 49; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Demonstration Drawings series
Level
Series
Fonds
49
Series
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1910-[1935]
Physical Description
15 architectural drawings : 1 blueprint, pencil and 10 hand col. watercolour, pastel and pencil crayon, some on cardboard, some on verso of blueprints ; 55 x 70 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of several high quality colour sketches of a variety of buildings. These have been grouped together to display Brown’s artistic ability and were originally used for both public display or as commissions. Drawings are sketches of both commercial and residential buildings. Among the sketches are building interiors and exteriors, an entrance, a theatre stage and a bedroom. Brown's sketch of a public library when he attended the University of Toronto is also included. Two drawings have been described at the item level, one is the library Brown drew when he was a student and the other is a house interior of exceptional quality.
Notes
Both drawings with item level descriptions are encased in Melinex.
Physical Condition
The two drawings in roll 1 are in need of conservation. Both have significant tears.
6/16/2015: The two rolled drawings were sent out for conservation treatments.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
House Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-10; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
House Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-10
File
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
graphic material
textual record
Date
1961-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 artistic drawings : 52 x 53 cm or smaller
13 architectural drawings : 92 x 60 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of several architectural drawings of the new Council House, the parking lot and walkways; two artistic drawings, an application for registry under the Land Titles Act and a survey plan of the lots. The architect was Harry B. Kohl and the consulting engineers, Ryka, Smith and Ginsler Limited.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-4-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
29 drawings : pen and ink ; 61 x 44 cm and smaller
2 paintings : oil and acrylic ; 49 x 22 cm and 40 x 31 cm
Date
1947-1948
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 29 pen and ink drawings by artist Norman Hersch, and two paintings. The drawings represent the history of the Jewish people, created for the magazine Jewish Life in 1947 or 1948. The paintings are an oil portrait of the artist's father and an acrylic abstract piece. There are also several magazine pages showcasing the final printed version of the drawings.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of the artist, Norman Hersch until his death in the mid-1980s, at which point the donor took possession of the records and stored them in his garage, until donating them to the Archives on April 1, 2004.
Administrative History
Norman Hersch was a special effects technician for the CBC from the early 1950s until his retirement in the mid-1980s. He served in the Canadian military during the Second World War and graduated from Central Technical School upon his return. In later years, he started P & M Display in Yorkville. Doug Wardle was a friend and colleague of Hersch's at CBC in the Special Effects Department.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-5
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 June 1979
Physical Description
2 photographs (negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of the Early Bird draw following the 1979 Walk, with three women holding up the winning card.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 49; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
49
Series
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
Dec.12, 1910
Physical Description
1 architectural drawings : pencil on cardboard ; 29 cm x 40 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a detailed elevation drawing of a public library. Benjamin Brown completed this drawing during his time as a student at the University of Toronto.
Subjects
Libraries
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 49; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
49
Series
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca.1920]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col. watercolour with a cardboard backing ; 44 x 49 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a high quality watercolour sketch of the interior of a house.
Subjects
Dwellings
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-3
File
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1958-1960
Physical Description
22 drawings : technical and detail ; 77 x 107 cm folded to 33 x 26 or smaller
Scope and Content
This file contains twenty-two architectural drawings of the northern Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building, created by W. Sefton & Associates Ltd. Consulting Engineers and Gordon S. Adamson & Associates Architects. The drawings detail the facilities and grounds, including the shower rooms, the fire alarm system, the swimming pool, and aspects of the building's foundation and masonry. The drawings are to scale.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 63
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
63
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a reservation card for the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, notice of a meeting of the national executive, list of delegates in need of accommodations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1957-[ca. 1995], predominant 1974-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Baycrest's library officially opened in May 1957; however library services were available to residents as early as 1956. The library distributed complimentary local newspapers to residents on a daily basis, and once a week a volunteer visited residents with the book cart so that those unable to make it to the library could access its material. A Talmudic Study Group met in the library every afternoon and a Yiddish reading group met in the library twice a week. The Library Committee's first Chairmen were Hilda Spivak and Frances Wintrob.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs and textual records documenting the operation and activities of Baycrest's library for residents. Included are meeting notices and minutes, correspondence, event invitations, bookmarks of the Jewish Public Library, and material related to the library's involvement in Toronto's first Jewish Book Fair. Also included are images of the Talmudic Study Group meetings and library staff.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
30
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1972-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of textual and graphic material documenting the Women's Auxiliary's role in the operation of the Baycrest Lottery. Included is correspondence, financial and general reports, lottery meeting notices, flyers, lottery telethon notices, lists of winners, minutes of the Lottery 4 Planning Committee, a certificate, lists of canvassers, and photographs of lottery telethon volunteers at work. Identified in the photographs are: Jean Wagman, Jeanne Kamarner, Dorothy Biback, Dora Track, Vera Gross, Jenny Seaman, Fannie Izenberg, Merle Seligman, Belle Krangle, Mollie Goldman, Ethel Thompson, B. Lucatch, D. Farrow, Luba Kleinstein and Lilian Baumwald.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Programs and services series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 7; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Programs and services series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
7
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Baycrest Entertainers performance of "The Great Memory Machine". Included is a theatrical script, programs, invitations, and newspaper clippings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 9; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
9
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations, the first edition issue of the Baycrest Centre Lottery News bulletin (Nov. 1971), a list of Lottery winners, and financial reports detailing Baycrest's income and expenses from its Lottery fundraiser.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 9; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
9
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a brochure for the fourth annual Bike for Baycrest fundraising event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Baycrest Newsletter was published for staff of the Baycrest Centre. It was replaced by the Baycrestaffer newsletter in November 1974.
Scope and Content
File consists of an issue of the Baycrest Newsletter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
2005-2007
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The "Baycrest to Life!" newsletter was published to keep potential donors interested in making will bequests to Baycrest up to date on events, individuals, and programs related to Baycrest's activities. It was published semi-annually.
Scope and Content
File consists of the Winter 2005 and Winter 2007 issues of the "Baycrest to Life!" newsletter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1986
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Home News magazine was first issued in 1957 to keep the public informed about the activities and operation of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. Initially, it also provided residents with a forum for expression as some of them sat on the magazine's Editorial Board. In Sept. 1969, the publication changed its name to Baycrest News to reflect Baycrest's name change to the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Another change to the publication took place in 1982, when its format was altered from a magazine to a tabloid. It was issued between three and four times each year. Baycrest News is no longer published.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of issues of the Baycrest News and its predecessor, Home News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1980-Mar. 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1982-May 1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
14
Series
10-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990-2009
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Baycrest Bulletin was first published in 1989 "to keep readers up to date on the news, people, and events at Baycrest." It was issued every other month and likely replaced Baycrest's Home News tabloid. This publication was discontinued after its April 2009 issue.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of issues of the Baycrest Bulletin. Although most editions are present, there are a few intermittent ones missing.
Related Material
Editions of the Baycrest Bulletin that were issued between March 2002 and the Fall/Winter of 2009 can be accessed through Baycrest's website.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996-1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 2000-Mar. 2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
Sept. 2002-Dec. 2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Bulletin sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
2006-2009
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Breakthroughs sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Breakthroughs sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
14
Series
10-3
Material Format
textual record
Date
2007-2011
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Baycrest Breakthroughs magazine was first published in 2007 to share information about important health issues, Baycrest's research studies and findings, and Baycrest's other activities and events. It was initially published annually, but in 2010 three editions started to be published per year. In 2008, the magazine was supplemented with issues of the newsletter "Innovation in Aging".
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of issues of Baycrest Breakthroughs.
Related Material
Editions of Baycrest Breakthroughs that were issued between Spring 2010 and Winter 2011 can be accessed through Baycrest's website.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Breakthroughs sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Breakthroughs sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
2007-2009
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of issues of Baycrest Breakthroughs and its "Innovation in Aging" supplement.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Breakthroughs sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest Breakthroughs sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
2010-2011
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of issues of Baycrest Breakthroughs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Baycrest Bulletins were issued and written by the residents of the Jewish Home for the Aged. Articles covered such topics as, Baycrest activities and events, fond memories, and Jewish culture. most editions also have an advice column called "Dear Lena". Each issue has an English and Yiddish section.
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Baycrest Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8-1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 49; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
Fonds
49
Series
2
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1919-[1935]
Physical Description
327 architectural and technical drawings
Scope and Content
Series consists of Benjamin Brown’s architectural drawings of personal residences that were either designed or renovated for real estate developers, landlords or the occupants themselves. The majority of the buildings were designed for a Jewish clientele, many of whom were prominent citizens, including Louis Gelber and Mendel Granatstein. Brown also created designs for his own personal residence on Castle Frank Crescent, however the home was never completed. Most of the houses he designed or renovated were located in the Annex, Forest Hill, Casa Loma or Hillcrest neighborhoods. Many were designed with elements of Georgian, Craftman, Colonial Revival and/or Tudor architectural styles. They ranged from three storey mansions to small duplexes and single story homes. The vast majority of his commissions were standard three or four bedroom two storey homes.
The majority of these drawings are on tracing or drafting paper, several of which are in colour and the remainder are either blueprints or drawn on cardboard. Plans, sketches, elevations, sections, detailing and technical drawings of the residences are included.
Subjects
Dwellings
Physical Condition
Several drawings are in poor condition. See file level descriptions for further details.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
Fonds
49
Series
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
graphic material
textual record
Date
1919-1949
Physical Description
ca. 1000 architectural and technical drawings
2 photographs : b&w ; 38 x 30 cm or smaller
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of architectural and technical drawings of commercial buildings that Benjamin Brown either designed or altered. Most of Brown’s clients were Jewish owned businesses, several of which were run by prominent members of the community. These businesses included Imperial Optical, Gelber Brothers Woolens, the City Dye Works, Schipper Brothers Furs, and the Empire Clothing Company.
Architectural plans of apartments, warehouses, theatres, service stations, banks, restaurants, stores, office towers, a bakery and a laundry are included. Several of these buildings are now designated as Toronto heritage buildings. These include the Balfour Building, the Hermant Building (eastern tower), the Hermant Annex, the Commodore Building and the Standard Theatre. Also included are plans of the headquarters of Famous Players Canada, which later became a subsidiary of Cineplex Odeon.
The majority of the drawings are either blueprints or pencil drawings on tracing or drafting paper, several of which are also in colour. Some are on linen weave or cardboard. Plans, elevations, sections, sketches, detailing, photographs of building exteriors, building specifications, and technical drawings of the buildings are included.
Physical Condition
Several drawings are in poor condition. See file level descriptions for further details.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Building operations and grounds maintenance sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Building operations and grounds maintenance sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-4
File
1
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1941-1962
Physical Description
7 architectural drawings : blueprint and blackline ; 43 x 86 cm or smaller
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
8
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
6 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File consists drawings of the Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National conventions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 8; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National conventions series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
8
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence regarding the biennial convention held in Israel, a copy of the registration form, listing of convention fares and a statement of "what it costs and what you get.".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1192
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1192
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two negatives taken at the Jewish Home for the Aged fundraising lottery draw. The images depict a man standing in front of the lottery board and at a podium. The grand prize of the lottery totaled $25 000.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
File
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1972]
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of the Jewish Home for the Aged lottery draw. The images depict members of the executive on stage, pulling tickets out of a drum, standing in front of the lottery draw board and people outside at a barbecue.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
Fonds
49
Series
1
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[1915]-1940
Physical Description
174 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
Series consists of Benjamin Brown’s architectural plans and drawings of significant buildings designed or renovated for Toronto‘s Jewish community, including proposals that were never implemented. Contained within are renovation plans of the Beach Hebrew Institute synagogue, an ark design for the McCaul Street Synagogue, and the complete designs of the Henry Street Synagogue. The last of these projects is of particular significance, because it was the first synagogue in Toronto designed by a Jewish architect and was one of Brown‘s largest commissions. Drawings of the Primrose Club (a Jewish men’s club) and the Brunswick Talmud Torah Day School, as well as plans of Camp Yungvelt (a Jewish summer camp) are also included. Additionally, several preliminary sketches of synagogue facades are contained within.
The majority of these drawings are on tracing or drafting paper, several of which are in colour, and the remainder are either blueprints or drawn on cardboard. Floor plans, elevations, sections, foundation plans and sketches of building exterior facades and interiors are included. Additionally, there are drawings of windows, doors and synagogue arks.
Physical Condition
Several drawings and plans are in poor condition. See file level descriptions for further details.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col., watercolour, on cardboard backed paper ; 90 x 73 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah Day School was established in 1907 and was originally situated on Simcoe Avenue. In 1922 the school received a charter from the Province of Ontario and relocated to Brunswick Avenue the same year. The new school opened in 1925 as a non-denominational afternoon school. It was the precursor to the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of one drawing of the exterior of the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See File 49-5-13 for plans of the Yorkville Talmud Torah Day School in New York, designed by Benjamin W. Levitan.
Places
Brunswick Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
9 architectural drawings : pencil, 6 hand col. pastel, 7 on tracing paper ; 36 x 50 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah Day School was established in 1907 and was originally situated on Simcoe Avenue. In 1922 the school received a charter from the Province of Ontario and relocated to Brunswick Avenue the same year. The new school opened in 1925 as a non-denominational afternoon school. It was the precursor to the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of Benjamin Brown's designs for the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. Contained within are sketches of various entrances and frontages for the Brusnwick Avenue Talmud Torah. Designs of the Ark are also included.
Physical Condition
Drawings are fragile, several are torn.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2020-9-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-9-11
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 drawings : b&w (png)
Date
2020-09-15
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two drawings that illustrate the preparation, and serving kreplach in soup. The title of the artwork is "The Arc of Kreplach"
Administrative History
Nika Teper is a 2020 Columbia University Graduate with a Masters in Architecture. In between meetings, calls and emails Nika turns her attention to Covid-19 art projects, while looking for employment during the hiring freeze in place at many Toronto and New York City architecture firms.
This drawing is an example of her ongoing interest in experimenting with architectural modes of representation. Applied to everyday objects, descriptive drawing forms make legible the multilayered process of food preparation and presentation.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
[199-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a flyer advertising the Baycrest Mezuzah Project, which was operated by the Women's Auxiliary and raised money for through the sale of mezuzah's that were hand-painted by residents and patients.
Subjects
Mezuzah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
27 Oct. 1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an envelope and ticket book.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Programs and services series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 7; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Programs and services series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
7
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Baycrest Heritage Museum (now the Morris and Sally Justein Jewish Heritage Museum) opened in 1972 to provide residents, patients and other people in the community with a place to enjoy and learn about Judaic heritage.
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the activities of the Baycrest Heritage Museum. Included are agendas, notices and meeting minutes of the Baycrest Heritage Museum Committee, flyers, invitations, a brochure, and a loan agreement.
Related Material
For additional records related to the Baycrest Heritage Museum, see the Dora Till fonds 52, series 3.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 9; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
9
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting Baycrest's fundraising activities for a new Baycrest Hospital building. Included are booklets and "Making It Happen" newsletters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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