90th commemoration

Secondary Resources

Education Resource: Grades 8 & 10

The following is a selected list of resources available for further learning about the Christie Pits Riot and the context in which it occurred. The content on this website is inspired by the original theatrical performance of The Riot at Christie Pits presented by The Hogtown Collective, created by Sam Rosenthal and Drew Carnwath, music by Measha Brueggergosman, and produced by Hogtown Productions. It was based upon their original audio walking tour of the same name.


CIJA, Facing History, and Toronto Holocaust Museum, Unlearn It. 2023.

Ontario Jewish Archives, Scrolling Spadina. 2021.


Levy, Ira, and Peter Williamson. Toronto the Good. Breakthrough Films & Television Inc., 1996. 

Michaels, Jamie, and Bonfire Originals. The Worst Anti-Semitic Riot in Canada. YouTube. Historica Canada, 2021.


Betcherman, Lita-Rose. The Swastika and the Maple Leaf: Fascist Movements in Canada in the Thirties. Montreal, QC: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1978. 

Davies, Alan. Antisemitism in Canada: History and Interpretation. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006. 

Levitt, Cyril, and William Shaffir. The Riot at Christie Pits. New Jewish Press, 2018. 

Lorinc, John, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg, and Tatum Taylor. The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood. Toronto, ON: Coach House Books, 2015. 

Michaels, Jamie, and Doug Fedrau. Christie Pits. Winnipeg, MB: Dirty Water Comics, 2019. 

Robinson, Ira. History of Antisemitism in Canada. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016. 

Rome, David. Clouds in the Thirties: On Antisemitism in Canada, 1929-1939; A Chapter on Canadian Jewish History. Montreal, QC: National Archives, 1977. 

Staunton, Ted, and Josh Rosen. The Good Fight. Toronto, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2021. 

Zucchi, John E. Italians in Toronto: Development of a National Identity, 1875-1935. Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s Univ. Pr., 1988. 


Bitonti, Daniel. “Remembering Toronto’s Christie Pits Riot.” The Globe and Mail, August 9, 2013. 

Cross Country Checkup. “Christie Pits Riots a Reminder of Canada’s Dark Past | CBC Radio.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, August 21, 2017. 

DiManno, Rosie. “Remembering the Christie Pits Riot: DiManno.” Toronto Star, August 10, 2013. . 

Michaels, Jamie. “Christie Pits Riot.” The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published December 16, 2020; Last Edited December 16, 2020.

Ontario Jewish Archives. “Antisemitism.” Ontario Jewish Archives.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “The Nazi Party.” Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, June 25, 2020.

Wilcox, Michael. “Orange Order in Canada.” The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published June 06, 2007; Last Edited November 30, 2016.