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Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto (exterior)106 Trinity Street, Toronto
Telephone: 416-327-6997
sam.wesley@heritagetrust.on.ca

This is learning … old-school. Built in 1848, this charming Gothic revival one-room schoolhouse is one of the oldest schools in Toronto. Open year-round for tours, events and school visits.

Groups:

For a pre-booked tour of the site lasting 20-30 minutes, the price is $5 per participant (these tours are intended for adult visitors and focus on the area and site history)

School tours:

All school tours last 90 minutes and cost $5 per student (HST included). Details of programming include: 

  • In Mrs. Henderson’s Class (Most popular!). Experience the classroom rules and the responsibilities of a Victorian school child through a lively re-enactment of a morning at an 1858 Toronto school. Then compare with school today. Students will learn arithmetic, spelling, history and geography under the guidance of our strict schoolmistress Mrs. Henderson. Ideal for students aged 7-11.
  • Dancing and Decorum in 19th-century Ontario. Students discover the importance of dance as a social activity in 19th-century society, as well as the emphasis placed on behaviour and etiquette – through the popular music of Victorian Toronto. During the lesson, each class will learn the “Sir Roger de Coverley,” an English country dance, and get a taste of Victorian social life. Ideal for students aged 6-11.
  • Settling in the city: Immigrants in early modern Toronto. Learn about the men, women and children who moved to Canada 100 years ago, and how they helped create a new, modern country. Ideal for students aged 10-13.
  • Settling in the city: Walking tour. Explore the historic Corktown neighbourhood, visiting sites that were significant to Toronto’s immigrant population and industrial growth in the early 20th century. Ideal for students aged 10-13.

We also offer joint programs with Toronto’s First Post Office and the Redpath Sugar Museum, both within walking distance. Contact us for more information.

Services:

  • Special events throughout the year
  • Fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible on-site washrooms
  • Easily reached by public transit (#504 streetcar from King and Broadview subway stations, exit at the Trinity Street stop)
  • Parking available on King Street East (metered), Power Street (pay-and-display lot), Trinity Street south of Eastern Avenue (Green P parking lot) and on Mill Street at Parliament Street (pay-and-display lot)


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