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Level
Item
ID
Item 3308
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3308
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1888-1974
Subjects
Architecture
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.
Places
Adelaide Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
197/199 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Empire Clothing Company building was another fine example of commercial buildings designed by Benjamin Brown. The building was located at 197/199 Spadina Avenue at the corner of Phoebe Street and Spadina Avenue. Brown built the original and a later addition to the building.
Address
197/199 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1923-present
Scope Note
The Empire Clothing Company building was another fine example of commercial buildings designed by Benjamin Brown. The building was located at 197/199 Spadina Avenue at the corner of Phoebe Street and Spadina Avenue. Brown built the original and a later addition to the building.
History
Mr. Abraham M. Schiffer and Mr. William Leibel were the co-owners of Empire Clothing Co. and Cornell Tailored Clothing Ltd. The Empire Clothing Company Building served as the headquarters for both businesses. The Empire Clothing Company manufactured men's clothing and sold it wholesale. Leibel and Schiffer were also close neighbours, living only a few houses apart. William Leibel was a prominent member of the Toronto Jewish community. He was involved in many philanthropic and charitable activities and was active in many Jewish organizations, particularly in the area of Jewish education.
Category
Architecture
Manufacturer
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 94
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
94
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1923-1926
Physical Description
66 architectural drawings : 16 blueprints, 50 pencil on tracing paper ; 79 cm length or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Empire Clothing Company, co-owned by Mr. William Leibel and Mr. A. M. Schiffer, manufactured men's clothing and sold it wholesale. Leibel and Schiffer were also close neighbors, living only a few houses apart. The headquarters of Empire Clothing was located at 197/199 Spadina Avenue.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings for additions and alterations to the office headquarters of the Empire Clothing Company at 197/199 Spadina Avenue. Elevations, detailing, sections, floor plans and a roof plan are included. Also included are the drawings for the original factory, completed by Brown in 1923.
Notes
Due to the fragility of these drawings, the description and extent are partially based on Speisman's earlier item level descriptions. The drawings are contained in two rolls.
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Researchers wishing to access interior drawings must be granted written permission by the property owner.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Drawings are fragile and torn.
Related Material
See File 49-2-4 for plans of private garage for Mr. A. M. Schiffer.
See File 49-2-6 for plans of alterations to home of Mr. William Leibel.
See File 49-3-69 for plans of a building for Empire Clothing at Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
105
Material Format
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1929-1930
Physical Description
41 architectural and technical drawings : some pencil, some blueprints ; 81 cm length or smaller and 9 cm diam.
1 photograph : b&w ; 38 x 30 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions. Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. Initially, many Jewish garment businesses were located in the building. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of the Balfour Building. Floor plans, a roof plan, detailing, sections, elevations, electrical plans and drawings of the entrance are included. Also included is a photograph of the exterior in the early 1930s.
Notes
Photograph is mounted on cardboard and encased in Melinex.
Due to the fragility of this material, the description and extent are partially based on Steven Speisman's item level descriptions.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See photo 3308 for a copy print of the Balour building photograph in this file.
See File 49-3-34 for alterations to Lazar's restaurant in the Balfour Annex at 125 Spadina and File 49-3-32 for alterations to Balfour Annex stores for Messrs. Shiffer, Hillman and Lichtman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Level
File
Fonds
27
Series
1
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of entrance to the building.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Saint Clair Avenue West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
119 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions.
Address
119 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1930-Present
Scope Note
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions.
History
Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. Initially, many Jewish garment businesses were located in the building. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989.
Category
Architecture
Manufacturer
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
32
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1934
Physical Description
6 architectural drawings : 2 blueprints, 4 pencil on tracing paper, 1 hand col. pencil crayon ; 73 cm length or smaller and 6 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions. Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and is crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of additions and alterations to two stores located in a single storey Annex to the Balfour Building, at 125 Spadina Avenue. One of the stores was Shiffer-Hillman Men's Clothing Manufacturing, owned by Elsig Shiffer and Benjamin Hillman. The other store was the Blue Bird Dress Company, owned by Mr. Sam Lichtman. Floor plans, elevations, a block plan, a foundation plan, and a sketch of the storefront are also included.
Physical Condition
Material is slightly torn and fragile.
Related Material
See File 49-3-34 for alterations to Lazar's restaurant in the Balfour Annex at 125 Spadina.
See File 49-3-105 for architectural drawings of the Balfour Building itself.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
40
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
2 architectural drawings : 1 pencil and hand col. pencil crayon on verso of blueprint, 1 pencil on tracing paper ; 63 cm length or smaller and 5 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of alterations to The Spadina Building for Mr. H. Greisman. Floor plans and an elevation drawing are included.
Notes
One drawing is located on the verso of a discarded blueprint of a building for Power Investments Ltd. on 55 Charles St. West.
Places
Charles Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 101
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
101
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1930
Physical Description
57 architectural and technical drawings : 5 blueprints, 51 pencil, some on tracing paper ; 94 cm length or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of a two storey, store and office building at the northeast corner of College and Spadina for University Investments Limited. Floor plans, elevations, sections, framing plans, detailing and building sketches are included. Also included are technical drawings of structural elements of the building.
Notes
Due to the fragility of some of these drawings, the description and extent are partially based on Speisman's earlier item level descriptions. The drawings are contained in two rolls.
Formerly listed as Commission III and XII.
Speisman's original finding aid notes Nelson and Tanz Furriers, 600 Bay St. as a connection to this commission.
Physical Condition
Some drawings are torn and fragile.
Related Material
See File 49-3-49 for architectural drawings of alterations to stores at Cumberland Hall located at 824 Yonge St. for University Investments Limited.
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 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
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
102
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1929]
Physical Description
11 architectural drawings : 1 blueprint, 10 pencil ; 64 cm length or smaller - 6 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Built in 1929, the Commodore Building is a large office building that once primarily housed businesses in the garment industry. It was designated a heritage building in 2005.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of the Commodore Building, which is a ten storey building located at 317 Adelaide West. Floor plans of each floor and an elevation of the entrance are included.
Notes
USE CONDITION NOTE: Researchers wishing to access interior drawings must first be granted written permission by the property owner.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Hardiman, Adelaide
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Hardiman, Adelaide
Page Number
697
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Level
Item
ID
Item 4497
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4497
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
From the Benjamin Brown Collection : Commission CLV.
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin
Subjects
Architecture
Streets
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.
Places
Cumberland Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-9-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1867
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1867
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 4, 1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Adelaide Cohen, taken outdoors. Adelaide was involved with the Jewish Girls' Club and the Jewish Girl Guides under the auspices of the National Council of Jewish Women.
Name Access
Cohen, Adelaide
Subjects
Girl Guides
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 139
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
139
Material Format
textual record
Date
2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an exhibit catalogue entitled Selfish, a media release and art reviews.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1971-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a dues book, once owned by N. Oilgisser, for the Balfour Loan Syndicate. The syndicate was organized in February 1931 and was located at 70 Huron Street.
Administrative History
Organized in 1931, the Balfour Loan Syndicate was one of many "aktzies" or miniature credit unions servicing the Jewish community. Some were landsmanshaften; others, like this one, cut across geographical lines.
Name Access
Balfour Loan Syndicate
Oilgisser, N.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 80
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
80
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
4 architectural drawings : pencil on tracing paper ; 57 cm length or smaller and 8 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings for an additional storey to a warehouse for Ace Properties. Floor plans, sections, detailing and elevation drawings are included.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 304
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
304
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1951
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of people participating in a clothing drive.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 305
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
305
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of participants in the clothing drive.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1934-1943
Physical Description
6 folders of textual records
1 architectural drawing : blueprint, ms. annotations ; 39 x 48 cm
Admin History/Bio
In the 1930s, the United Welfare Clothing Centre was established to provide clients of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Jewish Big Sisters Committee, Jewish Big Brother Movement, and the JIAS Refugee Establishment Committee with clothing. The Centre’s finances and daily operations were managed by the JFWB’s Clothing Committee; however, other organizations also participated in its operation. For instance, the Rest Home Club collected, sorted and cleaned used clothing, and members of the Community Sewing Centre regularly made clothes for the Centre. The Centre was located at 55 Baldwin Street and likely stopped operating in the early 1940s due to a lack of funds and donations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and one architectual drawing documenting the renovation and operation of the JFWB's Clothing Centre. Included is correspondence, one blueprint, a building alteration proposal, reports, price lists, inventories, publicity articles and meeting notices, agendas and minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
9
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's Clothing Committee. Included is correspondence, memos, lists of Committee members, and meeting notices, agendas and minutes. Also included are the minutes of a joint meeting with the Committee on Community Sewing and the JFWB's Sewing Group.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Toronto, Clothing
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Toronto, Clothing
Page Number
457
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
10
File
43
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1974-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Ontario Jewish Archives's Sense of Spadina walking tour. Included is correspondence, brochures, news releases, flyers, instructions for guides, and a grant application to take part in Ontario's bicentennial. Also included is a photograph of the exterior of the Kiever Synagogue.
Name Access
Ontario Jewish Archives
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1555
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1555
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are: Nathan (Nuchum) Hoffman and his wife Rivka with their three children. Standing from left to right are Anne, Samuel and Polly Hoffman.
Name Access
Hoffman family
Hoffman, Anne
Hoffman, Nathan
Hoffman, Nuchum
Hoffman, Polly
Hoffman, Rivka
Hoffman, Sam
Subjects
Families
Storefronts
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.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1958-1961
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of material relating to the construction of Adas Israel synagogue's new building at 125 Cline Ave. South. This includes publicity brochures and financial records about the building campaign and correspondence, programmes, and a film of the turning of the sod. As well there is correspondence, programmes, photographs and audio recordings of the laying of the cornerstone and dedication of the synagogue. There is also a key to the synagogue which was presented at the dedication ceremony.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 27 photographs, 14 architectural drawings, 3 audio reels, 1 film reel, and 1 key.
Name Access
Adas Israel Congregation (Hamilton, Ont.)
Subjects
Building
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, building plans, rental information, and house rules.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Admin History/Bio
The group sang and danced together.
Scope and Content
Second from left identified as Leah Simon. On her right was her friend Lena Gang. Fanny Taube is pictured second row, third from right.
Name Access
Simon, Leah
Gang, Lena
Subjects
Girls
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Leah Simon is pictured fifth from the right. Lena Gang is pictured third from the right.
Subjects
Girls
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Leah Simon is pictured front row, second from left and Lena Gang is pictured front row, centre. Fanny Taube is pictured second row, second from right.
Subjects
Girls
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Leah Simon is pictured fifth from the right. Lena Gang is pictured seventh from the right. Fanny Taube is pictured third from the right.
Subjects
Girls
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4628
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4628
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Left to right: David E. Newman; Maurice Berg; Myer Bromberg; Dr. Mark Zimmerman.
Name Access
Balfour Club
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Bromberg, Myer
Newman, David E.
Zimmerman, Dr. Mark
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Zionists
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2009-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1941-1963
Scope and Content
This accession consists of five photographs documenting the Niagara Rug Company of Niagara Falls, Ontario. The photos include a group image of the company's staff and owner Abe Bogomolny standing in front of the original building on Centre Street, an interior shot of the factory on Victoria Street featuring the looms, two photos of Abe and Hymie Bogomolny inspecting raw materials in the factory on Victoria Street, as well as a portrait of Abe Bogomolny. The accession also consists of one copy of a Niagara Rug Co. promotional flyer.
Subjects
Business
Name Access
Niagara Rug Company
Enchin, Brenda
Bogomolny, Abe
Bogomolny, Hymie
Places
Niagara Falls (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
308
Material Format
textual record
Date
31 March 1952-24 Nov. 1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of infromation about UJWF compliance with the Province of Ontario's Companies Infromation Act.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Fur Workers' Union fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 12; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Fur Workers' Union fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
12
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Atlantic Fur Company Ltd. was established in Toronto in the 1940s and is one of the largest Canadian fur companies
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken inside the Atlantic Fur Company showing several employees at their workstations and the interior of the workroom
Notes
Formerly cited as photo #24.
Name Access
Atlantic Fur Company Limited
Fur Workers' Union
Subjects
Clothing workers
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Fur Workers' Union fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 12; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Fur Workers' Union fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
12
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1942]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
National Fur Company was based in Toronto and employed over 200 people at the time this photograph was taken
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken inside the National Fur Company of several employees at their workstations
Notes
Formerly cited as photo #25
Name Access
National Fur Company
Fur Workers' Union
Subjects
Clothing workers
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 137
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
137
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding the allegedly antisemitic Lever Brothers company.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Artifacts series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 109; Series 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Artifacts series
Level
Item
Fonds
109
Series
1
Item
18
Material Format
object
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 medal : bronze ; 3 cm long
Scope and Content
Item is a circular bronze medal. There is a bronze crown on top, a British flag in the background, and a maple leaf in the foreground. Writing around the border reads: "British Empire Service League, Canadian Legion."
Physical Condition
Good.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-5-2
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 artifact
Date
[193-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one artifact, a wooden hanger, from B. Feldman Clothing company.
Administrative History
Ben Feldman had a boys and mens clothing and tailoring store [B. Feldman Clothing] on 519 Queen St. W as early as 1931. He and his wife Mary lived in the same building.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 492
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
492
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
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
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
66
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 architectural drawings : pencil on tracing paper, 1 hand col., pencil crayon ; 68 cm length or smaller and 4 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of alterations to three attached buildings at 76-80 Spadina Avenue for Mr. D. L. Smith. Each building was two stories and housed a store on the ground floor. Elevations, sections, floor plans and a foundation plan are included.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3611
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3611
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The group includes: David Bronstein, Leon Panzer, Albert Epstein, Robert [Chernli?] Phil Lewis, Sam Breslin, Henry Papernick, Jack Papernick, Louis Mayzel, Nat Gollom, Mort Margolius, William Soren, Saul Morris, Ben Sugarman, [Barney?] Laxer, Dr. Charles Markson, Fred [Fingerote?], Robert Soren, Jack D. Pearlstein.
For the specific positions of individuals, see the annotated photocopy of this photograph attached to the accession record.
Name Access
Herzl Zion Club
Subjects
Clubs
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.
Accession Number
1974-005
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Franklin family legal documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; Series 2; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Franklin family legal documents series
Level
File
Fonds
22
Series
2
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains a house and store lease for a property at 246 Spadina Avenue, owned by the Franklin family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1879
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1879
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1926 or 1927]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Adelaide Girls' Group
Subjects
Clubs
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4689
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4689
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[Nov. 1917?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Original and copy photographs of the Toronto Zionist parade to celebrate the signing of the Balfour Declaration, Toronto. From left to right: Mr. David Abramowitz, President of the Toronto Zionist Organization; Mr. Meyer Michalson, Secretary/Treasurer of the Toronto Zionist Organization; Esther Michalson (Cooper) representing "Britannia" flanked by two little girls representing "Palestine" and "Canada". The girl most pictured is Claire Bochner Palmer.
Notes
A copy negative for this photograph is available.
Photographer: James & Son Photographers.
Name Access
Toronto Zionist Organization
Abramowitz, David
Balfour Declaration
Michalson, Meyer
Michalson, Esther
Subjects
Parades
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.
Accession Number
1988-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-37
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-37
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
36 photographs : b&w and hand col. (12 negatives) ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
1938-1943
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs taken at Camp Balfour Manor on Morrison Lake in Muskoka, Ontario and Camp Yungvelt in Pickering, Ontario. Scenes include a group of young people on the steps of a building, a Shabbat service, a flag lowering ceremony, boxing lessons, an arts and crafts class, and a photograph of Hyman Riegelhaupt at Camp Yungvelt.
Subjects
Jewish camps
Name Access
Balfour Manor Camp
Camp Yungvelt
Places
Muskoka (Ont. : District municipality)
Pickering (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
Morrison Lake
Source
Landmarks

Irene Granovsky, known to staff and campers as “Mrs. G”, founded Balfour Manor Camp on Morrison Lake in the Muskoka Region in 1935. Having previous experience running a day camp on Lake Simcoe, she set out with her husband Ted to create an overnight camp. The property, which had an existing log cabin thought to resemble an English Manor, along with Lord Balfour (architect of the Balfour Declaration that established Palestine as a home for Jewish people in 1917), served as inspiration for the camp name.
Address
Morrison Lake
Time Period
1935-1952
Scope Note
Irene Granovsky, known to staff and campers as “Mrs. G”, founded Balfour Manor Camp on Morrison Lake in the Muskoka Region in 1935. Having previous experience running a day camp on Lake Simcoe, she set out with her husband Ted to create an overnight camp. The property, which had an existing log cabin thought to resemble an English Manor, along with Lord Balfour (architect of the Balfour Declaration that established Palestine as a home for Jewish people in 1917), served as inspiration for the camp name.
History
In addition to activities such as swimming, tennis and horseback riding at Balfour Manor Camp, there were adventurous canoe tripping expeditions down the Severn River to destinations such as Port Carling, Gloucester Pool and Lake Huron. Above all, the camp was recognized for its arts program. At the end of each summer, campers would perform in lavish large-scale productions of musicals and operas. Parents and local cottagers were always invited to enjoy the end of summer performances. The camp closed in 1952.
Category
Camps and Resorts
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1905
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is one black-and-white photograph depicting the interior of the Imperial Shirt Company. The photograph is of several employees seated at their sewing machines with other employees supervising behind them. One of the workers is identified as Mr. Alex Hirschorn (located on the left hand side of the photo).
Notes
Photograph is a copy made by the archives in 1974.
Name Access
Imperial Shirt Company
Hirschorn, Alex
Subjects
Clothing trade
Employees
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Finance and accounting series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 9; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Finance and accounting series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
9
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting JCWA's account with the T. Eaton Company.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
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