Friday Fun Fact

We  know you can’t visit us right now, but we hope you don’t forget about us!

Tune in every Friday in August for our favourite fun facts about Enoch Turner and Toronto’s first public schoolhouse. We hope these will entice you to come and visit us soon.

Enoch Portrait

For now, meet Enoch Turner, a successful business man from Staffordshire, England. Turner moved to Toronto in 1830 and made a lasting impression on our city. He is known for opening a schoolhouse for all, but what many don’t know is that in 1849, he contributed generously to an endowment fund establishing, as a non-denominational institution, what later became the University of Toronto.

We can thank Enoch Turner for his generous contributions to public school in Toronto.

Stay happy and healthy!

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