An all-day celebration in Toronto, containing Canada’s second oldest and largest Jewish community, marked the national climax of the celebration of the Bicentenary or Canadian Jewry.
Several thousand persons attended a meeting at which Georges P. Vanier, the Governor-General of Canada, and Mrs. Vanier, were guests of honor. The Governor-General spoke warmly of the development of the Jews of Canada in response to an introduction by Samuel Bronfman, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Another feature was a Civic Luncheon tendered by Mayor Nathan L. Phillips and the Toronto City Council. Among those attending were J. K. Mackay, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, and Mrs. Mackay, and Leslie M. Frost, Prime Minister of Ontario, and Mrs. Frost. Some 200 guests attended the luncheon, including descendants of the first Jewish families in Canada.
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