The Morris & Sally Justein Heritage 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 1000 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
Due to COVID-19, the Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.
The Museum Committee is co-chaired by Melanie Siegel and Reesa Wasser and consists of 14 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
When can I visit?
The Museum is open for drop-in visits from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday – Friday.
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 Coordinator at 416-785-2500, ext. 3194 or email ABrown2@baycrest.org
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
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. Visit the Baycrest Foundation donation page here
How do I obtain a tax receipt for an artifact donation?
Donors wishing for a tax receipt for artifact 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.