OCAD University community mourns the passing of Jack Weinbaum

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

OCAD University acknowledges the passing on Friday, December 5 of one of its long-time donors, Jack Weinbaum.

Through the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, Mr. Weinbaum supported Grad Ex, the Nomadic Residents program and the Student Assistant Challenge.  

He was born in 1921 in Poland and was the only member of his family of nine to survive the Holocaust. During the war, Mr. Weinbaum was sent to a series of ghettos and labour camps before being liberated in 1945. He met his wife Anne in a displaced persons camp in Germany and they came to Canada in 1948.

Mr. Weinbaum started working in the garment district of Toronto making sweaters. In the 1950s, he entered into the real estate business, first buying and selling properties, then developing and building residential apartment buildings and condominiums. He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario, for his outstanding achievements in the rental housing industry and his substantial contribution to Ontario and society. His firm WJ Properties developed Flemingdon Park, Canada’s first completely planned “apartment city,” amongst other projects.  

Mr. Weinbaum’s daughter Carol is a member of the OCAD University Board of Governors. His grandson Callum Shuster is an OCAD University alumnus.

The OCAD U community extends its sympathies to the Weinbaum family.

 

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

OCAD University acknowledges the passing on Friday, December 5 of one of its long-time donors, Jack Weinbaum.

Through the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, Mr. Weinbaum supported Grad Ex, the Nomadic Residents program and the Student Assistant Challenge.  

He was born in 1921 in Poland and was the only member of his family of nine to survive the Holocaust. During the war, Mr. Weinbaum was sent to a series of ghettos and labour camps before being liberated in 1945. He met his wife Anne in a displaced persons camp in Germany and they came to Canada in 1948.

Mr. Weinbaum started working in the garment district of Toronto making sweaters. In the 1950s, he entered into the real estate business, first buying and selling properties, then developing and building residential apartment buildings and condominiums. He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario, for his outstanding achievements in the rental housing industry and his substantial contribution to Ontario and society. His firm WJ Properties developed Flemingdon Park, Canada’s first completely planned “apartment city,” amongst other projects.  

Mr. Weinbaum’s daughter Carol is a member of the OCAD University Board of Governors. His grandson Callum Shuster is an OCAD University alumnus.

The OCAD U community extends its sympathies to the Weinbaum family.

 

 

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