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  • November 20, 2012

Jewish Heritage Month Walking Tour a Success

Thanks to Ontario Jewish Archives, UJA Federation, and Caplansky's Deli

The tour explored the history of Toronto's old Jewish neighbourhood surrounding Spadina Avenue.  From the 1920's until the 1950's, the area was home to Jewish residents and businesses and was the focal point for social, cultural and religious activities within the Jewish community.  Following the Second World War, Toronto's Jews began to move out of the area, up the Bathurst corridor, and were replaced by new immigrant communities.  But remnants of the former Jewish presence remain as a reminder of the community's vibrant past.

Special thanks go out to the UJA Federation and the Ontario Jewish archives, and to our amazing guide, Cyrel.  Thanks also to Zane at Caplanksy's Deli for the delicious sandwiches, and to every member of the community who came out to make the evening a success. 

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