Welcome to the Foundation Online

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Photo© Ontario Heritage Trust

Welcome to the website of the Foundation whose mission it is to foster the memory of the oldest free school in Toronto and the man who was responsible for its existence, Enoch Turner.

Our mission is also to help the Ontario Heritage Trust to preserve the Schoolhouse in its original condition, so that it will continue to inspire thousands of visitors every year.

Speaker’s Corner with David Crombie

We are thrilled to announce the second session of Speaker’s Corner!

Join Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Heritage Champion and former Mayor of Toronto, David Crombie, for a new educational series of virtual talks focused on heritage, city planning, community involvement, education and the future of Toronto.
In each program, Crombie will engage with key players whose knowledge and expert perspective will inform us about current issues.

Join us on April 21st for the second session in the series: What the Pandemic has Taught Us About Education in Toronto.

Crombie’s guests will be Executive Director at People for Education, Annie Kidder and Dr. Prachi Srivastava, University of Western Ontario professor.


Speaker’s Corner with David Crombie will be hosted on the Zoom platform and registrants will be able to pose questions at the end of each program.

Stay tuned for the announcement of upcoming sessions!

Speaker’s Corner With David Crombie

We are incredibly happy to share the first session of our series: Speaker’s Corner With David Crombie.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session The Call of Heritage: Local Community Action from The Foundry to Ontario Place please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our host David Crombie and wonderful panelists Ken Greenberg, Shirley Blumberg, Anne Bell and Suzanne Kavanagh for their insightful and inspiring commentary.

Introducing: Speaker’s Corner with David Crombie

We are thrilled to announce our new and upcoming series:

REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE

Join Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Heritage Champion and former Mayor of Toronto, David Crombie, for a new educational series of virtual talks focused on heritage, city planning, community involvement, education and the future of Toronto.
In each program, Crombie will engage with key players whose knowledge and expert perspective will inform us about current issues.

The series kicks off on April 7 at 7pm with The Call of Heritage: Local Community Action from The Foundry to Ontario Place.

Crombie’s guests will be urban planner Ken Greenberg, architect Shirley Blumberg, community builder Suzanne Kavanagh and Anne Bell, Director of Conservation at Education at Ontario Nature.  


Speaker’s Corner with David Crombie will be hosted on the Zoom platform and registrants will be able to pose questions at the end of each program.

Stay tuned for the announcement of upcoming sessions!

“Opening The Schoolhouse To All”

We want to thank everyone for your continued support in these trying times. Even though our panel series had to look different this time, we enjoyed every moment of it!

If you were unable to attend our four sessions please view the recordings by clicking below!

Session 1: The Promise of Equity: Race, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Education

Session 2: “Are We Moving Closer to Gender Equity in Education?”

Session 3: Doing the Right Thing: Disability, Autism and Special Education

Session 4: “Does Liberal Education Matter in the 21st Century?”

“Does Liberal Education Matter in the 21st Century?”

We are incredibly happy to share the fourth session in our four-part series: “Opening the Schoolhouse to All”.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session “Does Liberal Education Matter in the 21st Century?” please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our panelists Lorna Marsden, Qiang Zha, Ian Milligan, and Paul Gooch for their insightful talks.

Special thank-you to Paul Axelrod for chairing the session and facilitating an engaging Q&A.

Doing The Right Thing: Disability, Autism and Special Education

We are incredibly happy to share the third session in our four-part series: “Opening the Schoolhouse to All”.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session Doing The Right Thing: Disability, Autism and Special Education please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our panelists Jason Ellis, Gillain Parekh, Margaret Spoelstra and Victoria Freeman for their insightful talks.

Special thank-you to Sue Winton for chairing the session and facilitating an engaging Q&A.

“Are We Moving Closer to Gender Equity in Education?”

We are incredibly happy to share the second session in our four-part series: “Opening the Schoolhouse to All”.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session “Are We Moving Closer to Gender Equity in Education?” please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our panelists Kathleen Wynne, Kristina Llewellyn, and Sachin Maharaj for their insightful talks.

Special thank-you to Jane Gaskell for chairing the session and facilitating an engaging Q&A.