Anti-Semitism in Ontario has taken many forms over the last century and a half. All are stark reminders that Jewish residents were not always welcome in many cities and towns around the province.
Jewish immigration to Ontario began in the early 1800s when it is best described as a trickle. Most of the earliest immigrants were from Britain or Germany and often arrived via the United States, only staying in Ontario a short time before moving on.
By the early 1900s, the sporting heritage of large Ontario cities like Toronto had been well established, with all major sports of the period being represented through either professional or amateur leagues.