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Elizabeth Rye Home, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Elizabeth Rye Home was established by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1924 at 661 Huron Street, Toronto. The home received girls aged from 14 to 18 who had been emigrated by the Society from Britain and trained them for domestic service. The matron was Miss Prime, assisted by Miss Conquest.

The home was finally closed in January 1932, at which date its address was recorded as 28 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto. The girls in residence at the time were put in touch with the local branch of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA).


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