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The Jewish Community
Men like these gathered old clothes and rags from prosperous parts of town for secondhand resale or for shredding and use in factories such as paper makers. Note the Elm Street address, in the Ward. - Photo courtesy: National Archives of Canada, PA 086456
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Kensington's first Jewish merchants were surely the peddlers selling from carts and horse-drawn wagons, some of them rented. There were, of course, stables and blacksmith shops in the area. - Photo courtesy: National Archives of Canada, PA-084814
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Baldwin Street in 1922, now complete with motorized trucks. - Photo courtesy: National Archives of Canada, PA-084813
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About 1922, customers for chickens at Morris Zamonsky's at 18 Kensington Avenue. There were several kosher slaughterers in the market and women who plucked the birds if you didn't do it yourself. - Photo courtesy: National Archives of Canada, PA-084814
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Ryerson Public School was opened in 1877. By 1914 the school was teaching manual training and domestic skills, new courses then, and offered a commercial course to teach office skills. The principal, William Groves, was quoted as saying the children came from poor and working-class families and needed training that would help them to earn a living as soon as possible, as few of them would go on to high school. - Photo courtesy: Toronto District School Board Museum and Archives
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