Benjamin, George

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Benjamin, George

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Benji

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

fl. 1970-2012


George Benjamin, originally from Toronto, Ontario, first came for a ski vacation to Whistler in 1968, staying at Toad Hall during that time. He moved to Whistler in 1970, staying at Toad Hall for a brief time and possibly Ball Point Pen Point. He owned and resided at Tokum Corners, a roughly made cabin with no electricity and no running water, with John Hetherington and Rod MacLeod from 1970 until the early 1980s. George, or “Benji”, as he was more commonly known, was also a semi-professional photographer. His family, back in Ontario, owned a photo-finishing business and this allowed him to develop his photographs for free – a handy asset in the days before digital photography. He opened the Photo Cell photography store in Creekside around 1973. He moved on to become a commercial fisherman in the mid-1970s. He moved from Whistler back to Toronto in the early 1980s and now lives in Port Perry, Ontario.


Toronto, ON
Tokum Corners
Toad Hall
Port Perry, ON

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Photo studio owner

Mandates/sources of authority

1) Archival material
2) Oral history

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier


Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised February 2018.




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places