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Jewish Population in Toronto Increases, Government Census Shows

February 18, 1955
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There were some 12, 900 Jewish families in Toronto in 1961, compared to 10,149 in 1931 and 11, 774 in 1941, it was estimated by the Canadian Jewish Con ress’ national research program on the basis of government census statistics.

The CJC estimated that the average size of the Jewish family in Toronto was 3.2 persons as compared to 3.6 persons in 1941 and 4.2 in 1931. In this respect the Jewish family closely paralleled families of all origins in the city.

In Cornwall, Ontario, a city of 17,500 with 232 Jews, the community carried out a self-survey recently. At the same time, an historical study was also prepared, partly on the basis of questions asked in the 75 Jewish households in the city. Despite the fact that the city has few Jews, the mayor for 16 of the last 25 years has been a Jew, Aaron Horowitz.

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