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Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Located in Toronto's historic 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. Learn more about this historical schoolhouse in downtown Toronto ...

Capacity

For weddings and special events up to 150 guests

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 or round tables – ideal for weddings, receptions or special events up to 150 guests. For weddings, many couples hold the ceremony in the Schoolroom, cocktails in the Centre Hall and the reception in the West Hall.

Rates

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.

Chairs (up to 150) are provided free of charge. Weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m: $125 per hour (with a five-hour minimum). A 10 per cent discount is offered to our government and not-for-profit clients.

Security

  • A security fee of $200 will be charged for wedding receptions.

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

Additional costs:

Landmark Levy

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.

Music fees (SOCAN and Re:Sound)

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) requires that the users of copyrighted music must obtain a SOCAN licence to perform, authorize others to perform or play copyrighted music in public. Re:Sound licenses recorded music for public performance, broadcast and new media. It is the SOCAN and Re:Sound policy that the establishment hosting the event collect the fee and remit it to SOCAN and Re:Sound. SOCAN fee: $66.86 if there is copyrighted music with dancing or $33.40 if there is copyrighted music without dancing. Re:Sound fee: $30.09 if there is recorded music with dancing or $15.02 if there is recorded music without dancing.

Included free:

Baby grand piano ($150 extra + HST for tuning)

Insurance

If alcohol is served during your event, you are required to obtain alcohol liability insurance in an amount not less than $2 million.

Directions

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

Virtual tours

(Virtual tours: Bofei Cao)