Explore Toronto’s First Free School

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

July 13 and 14, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interior of Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

First the Ward School, then Trinity Street School, the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse is a little building with a big history. Built by local brewer Enoch Turner in 1848, it was the first free school in the city and served the children of working-class Corktown for a decade.

Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour through the salon and historical schoolroom and get a glimpse of what life was like for kids, circa 1858.

There will be crafts and activities available for children of all ages.

FREE! Part of the National Trust for Canada’s Historic Places Days


Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
106 Trinity Street
Toronto, Ontario