Jewish Life on Lawrence

A two story building is photographed on a snowy day. The building has a sign shaped like a Mennorah.

Follow the post-war development of the Jewish community on Lawrence Avenue West. We’ll visit the area’s many schools, yeshivas and synagogues, including Congregation Habonim Toronto, founded by Holocaust survivors; and the iconic bakeries and kosher restaurants like United Bakers Dairy Restaurant, where a lunchtime meal has become a decades-long Jewish family tradition.   


September 10, 2023 11:00 am
11:00 am-12:30 pm

More dates available

Start Point
Eitz Chaim school (1 Viewmount Avenue)
End Point
Lawrence Plaza (534 Lawrence Ave West)
Cost & Registration
$9.85 ($8.00 ticket + $1.85 Eventbrite transaction fee); pre-registration required

Tour Information

This Heritage Toronto tour runs rain or shine and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and consider bringing sunscreen and water to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

This tour uses individual audio headsets. All registered participants will be provided with an individual headset that will allow you to hear the live tour guide throughout the tour.

This tour was developed by an emerging historian. Learn more about how Heritage Toronto is empowering the next generation of heritage advocates with our Emerging Historians Program.

This tour was developed with the support of a generous donation by Andrew and Sharon Himel and the Himel Family.

Cost and Registration

This tour is provided for $8.00/person. The total cost is $9.85 (includes a $1.85 transaction fee). Please note that space is limited on our tours. You may not be able to join a tour group if you have not registered ahead of time through our website (see below).

Donations Encouraged

If you share our passion for accessible and inclusive heritage programming, we invite you to make a donation while on the tour to help fund one of our next walks. Tour volunteers are equipped to accept both cash and contactless donations, and gifts of $20+ will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Tour Distance and Accessibility

This tour is approximately 1.3 kilometers in distance and takes place predominantly on unpaved parks and paths. Please note there may be limited accessibility for those with motorized accessibility devices.

If you have any questions prior to the tour, please contact us at [email protected]

September 10, 2023 11:00 am

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Eitz Chaim school (1 Viewmount Avenue)

Eitz Chaim school (1 Viewmount Avenue)

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