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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Israel Histadrut of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Israel Histadrut of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
82 negatives : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Israel Histadrut of Toronto was a fundraising organization, whose annual campaign raised money for the Israel Histadrut in Israel (the Federation of Labour in Israel). The Federation was founded in 1920 by Labour Zionist parties in Palestine. The campaign money was used to fund economic, trade union, military, social, and cultural activities in Israel, as well as to provide a comprehensive system of health insurance and hospital services to workers.
The Israel Histadrut campaign in Toronto had an autonomous executive board, however its activities were overseen by the Labour Zionist Movement, who also operated the Bialik Hebrew Day School, their educational arm; and the Labour Zionist Alliance or Farband, their mutual benefit society (formally known as the Jewish National Workers Alliance, Farband Labour Zionist Order).
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of the Israel Histadrut campaigns. The images depict members at banquets and meetings, special events, and campaign fundraisers. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Subjects
Fund raising
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Herzl Zion Club of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Herzl Zion Club of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958-1970
Physical Description
27 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Herzl Zion Club of Toronto was organized in 1910 by John Shayne, as a Jewish boys fraternal club. Members of the club engaged in athletic activates, minstrel shows, debates and lecture series and other cultural activities such as dances and theatrical productions. They were famous for their staged follies at the Loew's Winter Garden Theatre on Yonge Street.
The Club originally met on Sundays at the Zionist Institute, until they purchased their own clubhouse at 210 Beverley Street after the First World War. By the end of the 1920s, as many of the boys entered the professions and got married, the club experienced a waning in membership and was eventually forced to disband.
In May 1943, a reunion was organized by former members Jack Samuel and Nat Gollom. The following year the club re-formed, but this time with a greater emphasis placed on fundraising, specifically for the Combined Palestine Appeal (later the United Jewish Appeal) and the Hebrew University. The Club also began publishing an internal newsletter entitled the Herzl Zion Digest. They later affiliated with the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, and often sent delegates to ZOC conferences.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of the Herzl Zion Club of Toronto. The images depict members at installation banquets and officers' meetings, bowling league events, and various campaign fundraisers. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Theatre (189 Yonge St., Toronto) sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-1
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Date
1913-1959
Physical Description
57 drawings : pencil on tracing paper, blueprints and other reproductions ; 72 x 114 cm or smaller
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Built in 1913, Loew's Yonge Street Theatre and Winter Garden Theatre complex was the flagship of Marcus Loew's Canadian theatre chain. The theatres were designed by Thomas Lamb as a "double-decker" theatre, with the Winter Garden located seven-stories above the street-level Yonge Street Theatre. This was the only double-decker theatre built in Canada and one of less than a dozen built internationally. The design was considered economical in that it provided a greater amount of seating on a given piece of real estate while allowing the theatre operator to present the same daily show in two theatres. The shows included both vaudeville acts and silent movies.
In 1928, there was a major fire on the site and the Winter Garden Theatre was closed due to the decline in popularity of vaudeville. By 1930, the Yonge Street Theatre was solely a movie theatre, equipped for sound movies. Over the years it gradually fell into disrepair, but continued as a movie theatre until 1981. It was renamed the Elgin Theatre in 1978.
In 1981, the Elgin and Winter Garden were purchased by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, and in 1987 the foundation began a two and half year, $30 million restoration of the theatres. The theatres re-opened in Dec. 1989 exclusively for theatrical productions.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of seating plans, blueprints of structural details, and floor plans, sections and elevations for successive alterations (to the entrance, lobby, basement, etc.) of the theatre. The sub-series includes a copy of a city building permit dating from 1934 for renovations carried out by Loew's Theatres Engineering Division. Some of the blueprints date from the original construction of the theatre in 1913.
The sub-series is organized into 9 sub-sub-series, corresponding to project dates of 1913, 1919, 1934, 1939, 1949 (two projects), 1952, 1957 and 1959. The earliest materials, such as those from 1913 and 1919, were not created by Kaplan & Sprachman, but were no doubt used as reference materials for their work at the theatre.
Please note that the blueprints of structural details such as columns and roof reinforcing beams may apply to the theatre complex as a whole, including the Winter Garden Theatre.
Notes
Title is derived from the formal titles of the drawings.
Name Access
Lamb, Thomas
Elgin Theatre (Toronto)
Winter Garden Theatre (Toronto)
Subjects
Theaters
Physical Condition
Some drawings are torn & damaged.
Some are discoloured or damaged by deteriorating pressure-sensitive tape.
Places
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Uptown Theatre (Toronto) sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Loew's Uptown Theatre (Toronto) sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-2
Material Format
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1919-1968
Physical Description
132 architectural drawings : pencil (some on tracing paper, some hand col. using pencil crayon), blueprints and other reproductions ; 76 x 106 cm or smaller
5 photographs : b&w ; 44 x 55 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
One of sixteen theatres in Canada designed by the well-known architect Thomas W. Lamb, the Uptown Theatre opened in 1920 as a movie and vaudeville theatre of almost 3000 seats, and was later the first theatre in Toronto equipped for sound movies. In 1960 the Uptown's main auditorium was destroyed by a major fire. Kaplan & Sprachman participated in the theatre's subsequent renovation.
In 1969 the Uptown was split into a five screen theatre through conversion of the theatre's balcony, backstage and basement areas. The Uptown was closed and demolished in late 2003 following the 28th Annual Toronto International Film Festival after the cinema operator, Famous Players, decided to close it and other theatres rather than comply with an Ontario Human Rights Commission order to make the theatres fully wheelchair-accessible.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of seating plans, blueprints of structural details, floor plans, sections and elevations for successive alterations (to the entrance, lobby, escalator, etc.) of the theatre, as well as several photographs of the Uptown's entrance and auditorium. The sub-series includes a number of hand-coloured drawings of the main auditorium dating from 1962, with paint and fabric samples attached, apparently associated with the re-building of the auditorium following the fire of 1960. The sub-series also includes a set of photo-reproductions of Thomas Lamb's original 1919 plans for the theatre, acquired by Kaplan & Sprachman in 1960.
The sub-series is arranged in 9 sub-sub-series corresponding to project dates of 1919, 1936, 1945, 1949, 1960, 1962, and 1968. The final sub-sub-series relates to work done by Kaplan after the dissolution of Kaplan & Sprachman.
In several cases, a sub-sub-series includes drawings and plans from earlier projects, used as reference materials for the current project.
Name Access
Lamb, Thos. W. (Thomas White), 1871-1942
Uptown Theatre (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Theaters
Physical Condition
Some drawings torn or water-damaged. Some are discoloured or damaged by deteriorating pressure-sensitive tape.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Proposed new building for Atlas Radio Corporation sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Proposed new building for Atlas Radio Corporation sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-6
Material Format
architectural drawing
Responsibility
Wingold Construction
Date
1954
Physical Description
7 drawings : blueline prints ; 84 x 108 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of plans and specifications detailing factory partitions, office layout, roof framing, room finish schedule, building elevations and sections.
Notes
Title taken from one of the drawings.
Wingold Construction project #542.
Physical Condition
Several drawings are torn and water-damaged.
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Proposed additions to stores at Sheppard Ave. E. & Willowdale Ave., North York for Mr. R.J. Sapera sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-7
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1950-1958
Physical Description
15 drawings : 1 pencil drawing and 14 blueline prints ; 63 x 89 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of a pencil drawing of Kaplan & Sprachman's proposed additions to Mr. Sapera's store in a small shopping plaza, and 14 stapled prints of the original plans for the shopping plaza dating from 1950.
The architect responsible for the original plans was J.E. Hoare, working for Salter Construction.
Notes
Subseries title is taken from the formal title proper of the Kaplan & Sprachman drawing.
Kaplan & Sprachman project reference code 58-K-8.
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Proposed residence for Mr. & Mrs. P. Cooper, Pembroke, Ont. sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Proposed residence for Mr. & Mrs. P. Cooper, Pembroke, Ont. sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-8
Material Format
architectural drawing
Responsibility
Kaplan & Sprachman
Date
1958
Physical Description
3 drawings : pencil on tracing paper ; 55 x 45 cm
Scope and Content
Floor plans for the proposed residence.
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Primrose Club, Russell Hill Rd. at St. Clair, Toronto, Canada sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 27; Series 1-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Primrose Club, Russell Hill Rd. at St. Clair, Toronto, Canada sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-9
Material Format
architectural drawing
Responsibility
Kaplan & Sprachman, architects
John B. Parkin & Assoc., architects & engineers
Date
1959-1960
Physical Description
84 drawings : blueprints and blackline prints ; 54 x 105 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Primrose Club was founded in Toronto in 1907 as the Cosmopolitan Club, an elite Jewish men's social club. In 1959, the club's building at 41 Willcocks Street was expropriated by the University of Toronto (and currently houses the university's Faculty Club), and the club subsequently moved to a new building at Russell Road & St. Clair, designed by Kaplan & Sprachman. It has since been demolished and a condominium has been put up in its place by Toronto developer, Ken Rotenberg.
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of two sets of lot plans, floor plans, elevations, mechanical and electrical plans and various building specifications, and a set of 5 plumbing and drainage plans. The set identified by inscriptions as the "original plan" is dated 14 May 1959; the second set of "revised plans" dates from 16 Sept. 1959.
Notes
Kaplan & Sprachman project reference code 58-K-31.
Name Access
Primrose Club
Physical Condition
Most of the plans are water-damaged along the lower edge.
Places
Russell Hill Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Saint Clair Avenue West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Thorncliffe Theatre for Famous Players Canadian at Thorncliffe Market Place, Borough of East York sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-11
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Responsibility
Mandel C. Sprachman
Date
1968
Physical Description
14 drawings : blackline prints ; 59 x 92 cm
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Drawings include site and roof plans, floor plans, elevations and detail drawings, details of candy bar, electrical and mechanical plans and schedules. Sub-series includes one document, entitled "Division 9 : finishes", listing details of the finishing of the theatre.
Notes
Harold Kaplan's role in this project is unclear from the available records.
Mandel Sprachman project reference code 65-10-19.
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Architectural projects series
Additions and alterations at 19 Dellbank Drive for Mr. & Mrs. S. Greenberg sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
27
Series
1-12
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1968
Physical Description
8 drawings : pencil and ink, 4 on tracing paper ; 60 x 87 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of preliminary floor plans, elevations, and rough sketches.
Notes
Project reference code 68-4 (Harold S. Kaplan).
Accession Number
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1908-1996
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
290 photographs : (37 negatives)
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto Section celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1997. These files, organized chronologically by year, were likley assembled in conjunction with a commemmorative exhibit and book produced by the centennial committee.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of programs from anniversary celebrations, photographs of early Council House buildings, bulletins, handwritten correspondence, telegrams and newsclippings. Of note is a series of letters from Ida Siegal which she wrote upon making several cross-country trips for the NCJW between 1931 amd 1936.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
2-1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 27 x 35 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs documenting Alderman Phil Givens' role as a member of the City of Toronto Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
2-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1955-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs and one certificate documenting Alderman Phil Givens' activities as a member of the Municipality of Metro Toronto Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1961-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs and office stationary documenting Controller Phil Givens' role on the City of Toronto Board of Control.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961-1964
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w ; 40 x 51 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs documenting Controller Phil Givens' role on the City of Toronto Council.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 27 cm mounted on board 28 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of one photograph documenting Controller Phil Givens' role on the Metro Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[196-]-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
109 photographs ; b&w and col. (99 contact sheet) ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs, speeches and correspondence that document Mayor Phil Givens' role on the City of Toronto Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964-1966
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs that document Mayor Phil Givens' role on the Municipality of Metro Toronto Council.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm mounted on board 35 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph documenting Mayor Phil Givens' role on the City of Toronto Board of Control.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners series
Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
5-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1977-[198-]
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 28 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records and photographs that document Phil Givens’ activities as the Chairman of the Toronto Police Board of Commissioners. Included are photographs of the Metropolitan Board of Commissioners of Police and Givens’ swearing-in ceremony, messages of congratulation, correspondence, speeches, and internal reports.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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