Anti-Semitic Riots (Toronto)

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Toronto’s Allan Gardens Riot was preceded by the Christie Pits Riot of 1933, an explosion of anti-Semitism in the heart of the city. The riot at Christie Pits playground occurred after a baseball game involving a predominantly Jewish team. When the team won the game, a gang of men displayed swastikas and the riot ensued.

In 1965, a group of neo-Nazis attempted to hold a march at Allan Gardens. Their actions precipitated a riot with the city’s Jewish community.


Further Reading

Borovoy, Alan. At the Barricades: A Memoir. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013.