Kaplan, Harold Solomon

KAPLAN, Harold Solomon (1895-1973)
(biography in preparation)

H. KAPLAN

(works in Toronto unless noted)

AGNES STREET, stores and apartments for I. Roher, 1914; demol. (Toronto b.p. 9722, 20 March 1914)
FIELDER PAPER BOX CO., Berkeley Street north of Queen Street East, warehouse, 1920, demol. (Const., xiv, Jan. 1921, 32, illus.)
SOREN BROS., Van Horne Avenue, warehouse, 1920 (Const., xiv, Jan. 1921, 31, illus. & descrip.)

KAPLAN & SPRACHMAN

Movie Theatres in Toronto

CLYDE THEATRE, for Famous Players Ltd., Danforth Avenue near Lutrell Avenue, 1926-27 (Const., xix, Nov. 1926, 370)
LIBERTY THEATRE, Dundas Street West near Spadina Avenue, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 22 Aug. 1928, 89)
ODEON THEATRE, Queen Street West near Jameson Avenue, for G.B. Garbarino, 1931 (Toronto Star, 22 May 1931, 33; 17 July 1931, 25, descrip.; Telegram [Toronto], 25 Aug. 1931, 16, illus.)
CIRCLE THEATRE, Yonge Street near Sherwood Avenue, 1933 (C.R., xlvii, 11 Jan. 1933, 36)
CAMEO THEATRE, Pape Avenue at Floyd Avenue, 1934 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
EGLINTON THEATRE, Eglinton Avenue West near Avenue Road, 1935-36 (Toronto Star, 3 April 1936, 8, descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Feb. 1937, 22, 25, illus.; xv, Feb. 1938, 33, illus.)
LANSDOWNE THEATRE, Lansdowne Avenue near Bloor Street West, 1936 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
ALLENBY THEATRE, Danforth Avenue at Greenwood Avenue, 1936 (Toronto b.p. 47536, 7 Jan. 1936)
BELLEVUE THEATRE, College Street at Brunswick Avenue, 1936 (Toronto b.p. 47773, 10 Feb. 1936)
BAYVIEW THEATRE, Bayview Avenue near Fleming Crescent, 1936-37 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
COMMUNITY THEATRE, Woodbine Avenue at Frater Avenue, 1937 (C.R., l, 20 Jan. 1937, 31)
BLOORDALE THEATRE, Bloor Street West near Indian Road, 1937 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xv, May 1938, 106, illus. & descrip.)
METRO THEATRE, Bloor Street West at Manning Avenue, 1938 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
COLONY THEATRE, Eglinton Avenue West near Vaughan Road, 1939 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
MIDTOWN THEATRE, Bloor Street West near Albany Avenue, 1940 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
VAUGHAN THEATRE, St. Clair Avenue West near Vaughan Road, 1944 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
CASINO THEATRE, Queen Street West near York Street, 1944; demol. 1966 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
DOWNTOWN THEATRE, Yonge Street at Dundas Square, 1944 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
NORTH YORK, Glendale Theatre, Avenue Road near Cranbrooke Avenue, 1946 (C.R., lix, July 1946, 106)
EAST YORK, Donlands Theatre, Donlands Avenue near Plains Road, 1946 (C.R., lix, Sept. 1946, 145)
SCARBOROUGH, Birchcliff Theatre, Kingston Road at Manderley Drive, 1949 (C.R., lxii, April 1949, 157)
TOWNE CINEMA, Bloor Street East near Yonge Street, 1949 (Globe & Mail [Toronto], 18 Aug. 1949, 13, illus.)

Movie Theatres elsewhere

SARNIA, ONT., Capitol Theatre, Christina Street, for Famous Players Ltd., 1936 (C.R., l, 1 July 1936, 37)
TIMMINS, ONT., Victory Theatre, Cedar Street, 1936-37 (C.R., l, 11 Nov. 1936, 32)
ORILLIA, ONT., Granada Theatre, 1937 (C.R., l, 24 March 1937, 50)
OTTAWA, ONT., Elgin Theatre, Elgin Street at Lisgar Street, for the Independent Theatre Association, 1937 (C.R., l, 14 July 1937, 32)
DUNNVILLE, ONT., Ballard Theatre, 1937 (C.R., l, 3 Nov. 1937, 33)
ST. CATHARINE'S, ONT., Centre Theatre, James Street near St. Paul Street, for the Hanson Theatre Corp., 1938-39 (C.R., li, 7 Dec. 1938, 32, t.c.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Somerset Theatre, Somerset Street West near Bank Street, 1938 (inf. from Architectural Inst. of British Columbia, Application Form from A. Sprachman)
EDMONTON, ALTA., Empress Theatre, Jasper Avenue, additions and alterations, 1938 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xv, Sept. 1938, 211)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Varsity Theatre, West 10th Street, 1939 (dwgs. at the Vancouver City Archives)
BRANTFORD, ONT., College Theatre, Colborne Street, 1939 (C.R., li, 21 Dec. 1938, 29)
(with Edgar Prain) WINNIPEG, MAN., reconstruction of the Paris Theatre, Provencher Avenue, 1939 (Canadian Moving Picture Digest [Toronto], 15 April 1939, 22)
SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT., Princess Theatre, 1939 (Canadian Moving Picture Digest [Toronto], 19 Aug. 1939, 8, descrip.)
FORT ERIE, ONT., Marks Theatre, for Mrs. Lillian Z. Marks, Niagara Street, 1939 (Canadian Moving Picture Digest [Toronto], 26 Aug. 1939, 7)
GALT, ONT., Palace Theatre, Upper Main Street, 1939 (Canadian Moving Picture Digest [Toronto], 16 Sept. 1939, 3, descrip.)
CHATHAM, ONT., Centre Theatre, King Street at Fourth Street, 1940 (Chatham Daily News, 27 Nov. 1940, 1)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Vogue Theatre, Granville Street near Smithe Street, 1940-41 (H. Kalman, Exploring Vancouver, 1993, 103, illus.)
SARNIA, ONT., Frontier Theatre, Lochiel Street, 1941 (C.R., liv, 12 March 1941, 33; Sarnia Observer, 5 March 1941, 3, descrip.; 16 Oct. 1941, 9, descrip.)
KINGSTON, ONT., Odeon Theatre, Princess Street, 1941 (C.R., liv, 19 March 1941, 31)
LONDON, ONT., theatre for Odeon Theatres Co., Dundas Street, 1941 (C.R., liv, 16 April 1941, 31)
MOOSE JAW, SASK., a theatre for Odeon Theatres Co., 1941 (C.R., liv, 7 May 1941, 31)
WELLAND, ONT., Community Theatre, 1944 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
CHATHAM, ONT., Rankin Theatre, 1945 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
WHEATLEY, ONT., Rankin Theatre, 1945 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
BELLE RIVER, ONT., Rankin Theatre, 1945 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
BOTHWELL, ONT., Rankin Theatre, 1945 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
BURFORD, ONT., Burford Theatre, 1945 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
HUNTSVILLE, ONT., Capitol Theatre, 1945 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I., movie theatre for Famous Players Corp., for F.G. Spencer Co. Ltd., Grafton Street, and located "beside the Capitol Theatre", 1945 (Charlottetown Guardian, 15 May 1945, 7, descrip.)
GRAVENHURST, ONT., Capitol Theatre, 1945 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
OTTAWA, ONT., Nelson Theatre, Rideau Street at Nelson Street, 1945 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
WIARTON, ONT., Merlina Theatre, 1946 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
BEAMSVILLE, ONT., Beam Theatre, 1946 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
FENLON FALLS, ONT., Consky Theatre, 1946 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
SUDBURY, ONT., Century Theatre, Lisgar Street at Elm Street, for United Century Theatres, 1946-47 (C.R., lix, June 1946, 142; Sudbury Star, 20 Aug. 1947, 6-7, illus. & descrip.)
NEW WATERFORD, N.S., Paramount Theatre, Plummer Avenue, 1947 (C.R., lx, Jan. 1947, 86)
SAINT JOHN, N.B., Paramount Theatre, King Square, for Famous Players Corp., 1947 (C.R., lx, May 1947, 128)
PEMBROKE, ONT., Centre Theatre, 1947 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
OAKVILLE, ONT., Odeon Century Theatre, Lakeshore Road East, 1947 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
PORT ARTHUR, ONT., Odeon Theatre, Court Street at Park Street, 1947 (C.R., lx, June 1947, 112)
HALIFAX, N.S., Paramount Theatre, Barrington Street, 1947 (Halifax b.p. 32917, 1947)
BRACEBRIDGE, ONT., Capitol Theatre, for J. Giaschi, 1948 (C.R., lxi, Jan. 1948, 178)
HANOVER, ONT., Paramount Theatre, 1948 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
ESPANOLA, ONT., Espanola Theatre, 1949 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Ridge Theatre, Arbutus Street at West 16th Avenue, 1949 (H. Kalman, Exploring Vancover, 1993, 173, illus.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
LINDSAY, ONT., theatre for Twentieth Century Theatres Ltd., 1949 (C.R., xlii, July 1949, 134)
MONCTON, N.B., Paramount Theatre, Main Street, for Famous Players Ltd., 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Sept. 1950, 132)
EDMONTON, ALTA., Odeon Theatre, Jasper Avenue near 101 Street, 1950 (inf. Mandel Sprachman, Toronto)

Other Works

WELLSWOOD APARTMENTS, Homewood Avenue at Wellesely Crescent, 1923 (Toronto b.p. 66749, 13 Nov. 1923)
BERGER TAILORING CO., Richmond Street West at Duncan Street, addition to factory, 1924 (Toronto b.p. 72637, 10 July 1924)
WEMBLEY APARTMENTS, St. Clair Avenue West at Spadina Road, 1925 (Const., xviii, Oct. 1925, 323-5, illus. & descrip.)
THE FASHION BUILDING, Spadina Avenue at Camden Avenue, 1926-27 (C.R., xl, 14 July 1926, 676-7, illus. & descrip.; xli, 17 Aug. 1927, 28, illus. in advert.)
ADVANCE STORE FRONT & FIXTURE CO., Adelaide Street East near Church Street, 1926 (C.R., xl, 3 Nov. 1926, 51)
OLD FOREST HILL ROAD, residence for J. Davis, 1927 (C.R., xli, 12 Jan. 1927, 52-3, t.c.)
OAKWOOD MANSIONS APARTMENTS, group of four apartment blocks on St. Clair Avenue West at Oakwood Avenue, 1927 (C.R., xli, 25 May 1927, 515, illus.; Daily Commercial News, 25 June 1927, 1, illus.)
BESSBOROUGH APARTMENTS and BALMY BEACH MANSIONS, Queen Street East near Silverbirch Avenue, 1927 (C.R., xli, 22 June 1927, 628, illus.; Daily Commercial News, 29 Aug. 1927, 1, illus.)
JANE STREET, at Raymond Street, row of 5 duplex houses for Steiner & Levine, 1927 (Toronto Star, 26 Aug. 1927, 7)
LONSDALE MANOR APARTMENTS, Lonsdale Road near Spadina Road, 1927 (C.R., xl, 19 Oct. 1927, 50)
EDMUND AVENUE, near Poplar Plains Road, seven duplexes for Ideal Homes Ltd., 1927-28 (C.R., xli, 7 Dec. 1927, 49)
TORONTO SILK KNIT CO. LTD., King Street West near Portland Street, remodelling of the old Toronto Terminal Warehouse Buildings, including two blocks on King Street and one block at the rear facing Adelaide Street West, 1927-28 (Toronto Star, 9 Dec. 1927, 8, illus. & descrip.)
BLOORDALE APARTMENTS, Bloor Street West near Alhambra Avenue, 1928 (Toronto b.p. A8577, 28 May 1928)
HEYDON HALL APARTMENTS, Heydon Park Road near Rusholme Road, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 26 Sept. 1928, 1035, illus.)
BLOOR STREET WEST, at Parkview Gardens, apartments for H. Shankman, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 19 Sept. 1928, 991, illus.)
ROSEHILL APARTMENTS, Rosehill Avenue near Yonge Street, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 21 March 1928, 65)
ROYAL YORK COURT APARTMENTS, Sherwood Avenue near Yonge Street, 1928 (Toronto b.p. B516, 3 Aug. 1928)
ORIOLE PARKWAY, near Eglinton Avenue West, three apartment blocks for H. Davidson, 1928 (Toronto b.p. B592, 8 Aug. 1928)
RUSSELL HILL ROAD, at Dunvegan Road, residence for John Davis, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 19 Sept. 1928, 53)
AUSTIN TERRACE, at Lyndhurst Avenue, residence for Israel Cohen, 1929 (C.R., xliii, 10 July 1929, 71; Toronto Star, 11 Oct. 1929, 8)
YORK MERCANTILE BUILDING, York Street at Piper Street, warehouse, 1929-30 (C.R., xliii, 25 Dec. 1929, 34, illus. in advert.; R.A.I.C. Journal, vii, Aug. 1930, i, illus. in advert.)
BURINN COURT APARTMENTS, Yonge Street at Broadway Avenue, apartment block with five stores for John Evans, 1929-30 (Toronto b.p. 12873, 28 Nov. 1929; Toronto Star, 25 April 1930, 34)
CEDARHURST APARTMENTS, Bathurst Street near Heathdale Road, for William Isbister, 1930 (Toronto Star, 17 April 1930, 35; C.R., xliv, 11 June 1930, 65)
COLLEGE STREET, near Robert Street, store for Samuel Cinnamon, 1930 (Toronto Star, 18 July 1930, 25)
L. YOLLES LTD., Queen Street West at Peter Street, furniture store, 1930 (Telegram [Toronto], 3 Sept. 1930, 4, illus.)
DANFORTH WINE CO., Danforth Avenue near Glebemount Avenue, 1930 (Toronto Star, 19 Sept. 1930, 33, t.c.)
BETH ISRAEL ANSHY MINSK SYNAGOGUE, St. Andrew Street near Spadina Avenue, 1930 (inf. from Toronto Historical Board)
WINONA, ONT., wine manufacting plant for Grape Growers Wines Ltd., 1931 (Toronto Star, 1 May 1931, 31)
NORTH YORK, residence for John Fox, Bayview Avenue near the Willowdale Golf Club, 1931 (Tornto Star, 17 July 1931, 25)
GLENGROVE APARTMENTS, Yonge Street at Glengrove Avenue, 1930-31 (C.R., xlv, 5 Aug. 1931, 941-4, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, Oct. 1931, xx, illus. in advert.)
ROSEMARY ROAD, at Elderwood Road, residences for Kalman Geller and Nathan Ladowski, 1933 (C.R., xlvii, 25 Oct. 1933, 32)
FOX FILM BUILDING, Bond Street near Dundas Street East, c. 1935 (inf. from Ontario Assoc. of Architects)
GLENCAIRN APARTMENTS, Yonge Street at Glencairn Avenue, 1936-37 (Toronto b.p. 52258, 19 Dec. 1936)
WAY SAGLESS SPRING CO., Riverside Drive, Swansea, factory, 1941 (C.R., liv, 22 Oct. 1941, 8-10, illus.)
OLD FOREST HILL ROAD, near Vesta Drive, residence for Charles Foster, 1941 (C.R., liv, 9 April 1941, 32)
MARKAD CO., Riverside Drive near Ormskirk Avenue, Swansea, 1942 (C.R., lv, 25 Feb. 1942, 123)
GEORGETOWN, ONT., Smith & Stone Ltd., factory, 1942 (C.R., lv, 9 Sept. 1942, 27)
MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL, University Avenue at Elm Street, 1950-51 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxv, Sept. 1948, 307, illus.)
HAMILTON, ONT., Jewish Community Centre, 1949 (C.R., lxii, April 1949, 157)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Beth Israel Synagogue, Oak Street near West 27th Avenue, 1948 (H. Kalman, Exploring Vancouver, 1993, 178, illus.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
YOUNG MEN'S & YOUNG WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOC., Brunswick Avenue near College Street, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, April 1950, 126)