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The Jewish community in Toronto grew rapidly from 3,000 inhabitants in the early 1900s to 32,000 by 1913, and 45,305 by 1931. Eighty percent lived in Kensington and the surrounding areas. Most were Orthodox Jews who came from rural villages in Eastern Europe and Russia, who were driven out by persecution. Photo of Kensingtons' first Jewish merchants who were surely the peddlers selling from carts and horse-drawn wagons, some of them rented.  There were, of course, stables and blacksmith shops in the area.
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