On November 14, please join us at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse for the first talk in our education series.
This first in a series of four panel sessions is an in-depth discussion of the aims of public schooling. Distinguished historian Paul Axelrod sets the context by recalling the origins of public schooling in Canada.
The panel includes:
- Annie Kidder, Executive Director of the advocacy organization, People for Education
- Jonathan Kakegamic, Principal of First Nations Junior and Senior School of Toronto
- Steve Alsop, Professor of education, science, and environmental sustainability, York University
Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Session starts at 7 pm.
Refund Policy Not applicable.
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Our second panel, on November 28th, is an informative discussion on how design, architecture, and the construction of schooling spaces affects and reflects social values, community life, and the interests of neighbourhoods.
This panel includes:
- Brenda Webster, Architect (Manager of Planning – Waterfront Toronto) Panel Chair
- Shannon Kyles (Mohawk College), “School Architecture Through the Ages”
- Josh Cole (Queen’s University), “Baby Boomers and the Building Boom: Post-war School Construction in Ontario”
- Martin Kohn (Kohn Shnier Architects), “Designing Schools for Today and Tomorrow”
Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Event starts at 7 pm
**Remember, it is not too late to register for our first panel on November 14th! Register for the November 14th talk HERE**
Friday, December 1st
The Annual Founder’s Day Dinner
A traditional Canadian Christmas Dinner celebrating the opening of Toronto’s first free school in 1849.
Hosted by Sean O’Shea of Global News.
Come enjoy Seasonal music, carols, and entertainment!
More information on where to buy tickets coming soon!
The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation would like to thank Deloitte Management Services LP. for their generous support.
On the passing of Councillor Pam McConnell, the Foundation would like to offer sincere condolences to her family. Pam was an advocate for public education and a good friend to the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. She will be missed.
A big thank you to Ken McGoogan for his fascinating talk on how the Scots and Irish helped shape the Canadian identity.
Click here for photos of the event!
Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation presents:
Values and Visions in Public Schooling
This education series looks to the history of universal public schooling to reconsider contemporary education.
Expert panels ask what schooling is for, why we design schools as we do, whether schooling today is equitable for all Canadians, and how the arts can transform classroom teaching.
Parents, students, educators, community members, urban planners, architects and heritage enthusiasts are invited to take part in a unique opportunity for dialogue.
November 14 and 28, 2017
January 16 and 30, 2018
Stay tuned for more details!
On April 25th, 2017, join bestselling author Ken McGoogan as he explores Canadian roots and shows how the Scots and the Irish created a Canadian identity.
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- Annual General Meeting: 6 pm
- Refreshments: 6:30 pm
- Lecture: 7 pm
- Ticket Price:
- Members: Free
- Guests: $12
- Memberships are available at the door
- Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-327-6997
- Enoch Turner Schoolhouse – 106 Trinity Street (near King and Parliament)
- TTC and Wheelchair accessible
We are sorry to say goodbye to our Administrator, Lori Lytle. Her dedication and expertise were invaluable to the Foundation. Thank you, Lori, and best of luck with your future endeavours!
Our new Administrator, Stephanie Sim, is currently enrolled in the Humber Fundraising Management Program. She holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Management, and an Honours BA in History.
Stephanie is very involved in the Toronto culture and heritage sector, having worked, interned, and volunteered at several well-known institutions. She brings her experience in fundraising, museum programming, and administration, to the team.
On December 2, the Schoolhouse community gathered to celebrate and welcome Jill Taylor as our 2016 Heritage Champion. Among the 100 guests were Heritage Champions David Crombie, Nancy McFadyen and Joe Martin.
Click here to see some of the great shots of the evening captured by Snapd.
A Vintage Christmas at the Schoolhouse
Annual Founder’s Dinner 2016
December 2, 2016
Join us as we celebrate the spirit of the holidays and the opening of the Schoolhouse in 1849 for the poor children of Corktown.
Highlights include a traditional Christmas dinner, seasonal reading, and soprano Susan Ryman will perform seasonal songs and lead us in carol singing.
We will be honouring our 2016 Heritage Champion, Jill Donovan Taylor, Architect.
Our emcee for the evening is award-winning investigative and consumer reporter for Global News Toronto, Sean O’Shea.
This event is a fundraiser for the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation. Tax receipts will be issued for the maximum allowable amount.
Wheelchair and TTC accessible.
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