The Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum
About the Museum
The Morris & Sally Justein Heritage Museum, provides an enjoyable and accessible cultural experience for families and clients at Baycrest. Exhibits are designed especially for residents and members of the community. Our museum is a place for people of all ages to discover and enjoy the history and beauty of Judaic heritage. To learn about our current exhibit in the Museum, please click here.
At Baycrest, we believe cultural programs are essential for seniors living in residential facilities because they create an enriched, stimulating environment and help clients maintain a connection to their life-long traditions and learnings. The museum’s permanent Judaica collection (numbering more than 900 items) preserves Jewish treasures for years to come, to be enjoyed and admired by future generations.
Baycrest is one of the first long-term care facilities to incorporate a museum on site, regarding cultural legacy as an important factor to both the personal life journey and the link to a shared community narrative.
Location, hours of operation
The museum is located on the ground floor near the Bathurst Street entrance.
Hours of Operation
Sunday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
The Museum Committee is chaired by Lois Buckstein and consists of 11 loyal and dedicated members who meet on a monthly basis and work collaboratively to ensure the upkeep and preservation of the Museum at Baycrest. Projects include: brainstorming future exhibitions; coordinating donations and loans from community members and peers; approving donations/loans; hosting exhibition related events; and being museum ambassadors.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Museum is always free to visit!
Q. When can I visit the Museum?
The Museum is open for drop-in visits during the regular hours of the Centre, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday – Friday.
Q. How do I arrange a docent-led tour for a school group or group of adults?
Reservations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are available weekdays between 9 am – 4 pm. For more information please contact our Museum Assistant at 416-785-2500, ext. 5622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How do I donate an artifact to the Museum?
The exhibits and programs at the Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum are made possible through the generous support of our community.
For information on how to make a donation please click here.
Q. How can I support the Museum?
Monetary donations in support of the Museum can be made through the Baycrest Foundation. Please indicate that you would like to direct your funds to the Morris & Sally Justein Heritage Museum. Donations can be made online, by phone, or mail. See here for details.
Donors wishing tax receipts for donations must furnish a formal appraisal, conducted by an independent third party, at their own expense.
Following the appraisal, the museum coordinator will coordinate with the Accounting Office, informing them of the donation and its value, requesting a tax receipt. The receipt will then be sent to the donor.