Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Located in Toronto's historical Corktown neighbourhood, this Victorian-era school offers a charming setting for events in the heart of the city. The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse was the first free school in Toronto and it is the oldest school still standing in the city. The original one-room school was built in 1848 and the adjoining West Hall was added in 1869.

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The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse offers the combined space of the Schoolroom, 32 feet by 34 feet (9.8 m x 10.4 m), the Salon, 27 feet by 27 feet (8.2 m x 8.2 m) and the West Hall, 48 feet by 48 feet (14.6 m x 14.6 m). The venue can be set with theatre-style seating (for up to 150 guests) or round tables, ideal for workshops, meetings or community events (for up to 100 guests).


The prices listed here are effective as of January 19, 2015 and do not include HST (PDF | 120 KB). Please verify rates before booking your event.

Unlike George Brown House and the Ontario Heritage Centre, all beverages, china and glasses are ordered through the caterer. The caterer will also rent any tables or linens needed for the meeting. Chairs are included in the room rate.

Authorized credit card is required upon booking for damages and/or payment.

A 15 per cent Landmark Levy on the cost of food and catering staff will be added by the caterer to the catering invoice. Revenue generated by Heritage Venues assists the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario, to preserve and promote our heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.


By car: From the Gardiner Expressway, take the Jarvis Street exit and travel north on Jarvis Street to King Street East. Turn right onto King Street East and continue until the first street past Parliament Street (Trinity Street). Turn right onto Trinity Street. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse is at 106 Trinity Street (on the west side), near the intersection.

By transit: Take the subway to the King Street Station. Transfer onto the King streetcar eastbound (look for streetcars with a Broadview Station destination). Get off one block east of Parliament Street at Trinity Street. Walk south on Trinity Street to Enoch Turner Schoolhouse (a few doors down from the intersection). More info