FELIX TOURS: Canadian travel and tours company FELIX TOURS: Canadian travel and tours company

Historic Jewish Toronto

Our city grew as a result of different waves of immigration from all over the world. In the period from the early 1890s to year of 1914 the very visible group of immigrants were Jewish refugees from Czarist Russia, who fled from ‘pogroms’ & revolution turmoil. By mid-1920s in the central part of downtown Toronto, called ‘St. Johns Ward’, there lived about 35 thousand Jewish people.  This area has changed its profile in following decades, but our walking tour introduces tourists to many interesting facts, colourful buildings and history of that era, including famous ‘Jewish’ Kensington Market. The tour is always concluded in a quaint cafe on College St, that every Sunday serves very Jewish brunch buffet with live Klezmer music entertainment.