‘OPENING THE SCHOOLHOUSE TO ALL’

The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation is thrilled to announce a new series: 

‘OPENING THE SCHOOLHOUSE TO ALL’

FOUR STIMULATING TALKS, FREE TO THE PUBLIC

These topics will be taken up in a four-part ZOOM series beginning in November 2020 and will continue in January 2021. The sessions feature presentations and panel discussions on a range of important educational themes. The series, free of charge, and accessible online, is designed for a broad audience interested in the past, present and future of Canadian education. 

All sessions begin at 7 P.M.

For further information on each session please see the Program Brochure.

University/College professors and high school teachers may well want to encourage their students to register for one or more session(s) in the series. 

Registration for the first session is open! Click here to register. 

OR

Registration for the second session is open! Click here to register. 

OR

Feel free to send inquiries to info@enochturnerschoolhouse.ca 

Coming Soon! New Lecture Series

Almost everyone attends school in Canada, but struggles around educational access and equity continue to the present day.

A new four-part, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse series, Opening the Schoolhouse to All, explores the historical foundation of current policies linked to race, gender and disability in the classroom. A final session on higher education probes the purpose and value of liberal education. Scheduled speakers include Carl James, Jean Augustine Chair in Education at York University; Margaret Spoelstra, President, Autism Ontario; Lorna Marsden, President Emerita, York University; and Kathleen Wynne, former premier of Ontario.

The series begins in November 2020 and concludes in January 2021.

Check back for more details soon!

You Are Invited!

To a festive Canadian Christmas dinner, entertainment and Christmas cheer as we celebrate the opening of Toronto’s first free school 171 years ago!

Begin the evening with a reception, hors d’oeurves and cash bar. Followed by a mouth-watering, four course, traditional Canadian Christmas dinner with wine catered by award-winning enVille Event Design and Catering. Enjoy seasonal reading, carol singing and fun, upbeat music performed by Jordan Scholl and Lesley Bouza, with accompanist Ross Inglis.

Our emcee for the evening is award-winning Canadian actor, writer and historian Bruce Beaton.

Tickets can be purchased by CLICKING HERE!

For more information contact info@enochturnerschoolhouse.ca

Annual Dinner 2019 Front

2019 Annual Dinner Postcard Back

Upcoming Concert

Join ambient singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren from Halifax with electro-acoustic composer Joshua Van Tassel for a special evening at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse.

Gianna-Joshua Concert

Tickets available online through Side Door CLICK HERE.

Details:
Thursday April 11, 2019
Tickets: $20 (tax included)
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about ticketing, event details, show safety or anything else regarding your Side Door experience, please do not hesitate to contact us!

*No refunds will be issued unless the show is cancelled. Transfers are permitted, but please inform us of the new guest(s) name & email address*

More about the event:

Gianna Lauren:
Originally calling Alberta and Ontario home, the Halifax songwriter Gianna Lauren is a project of atmosphere, guitars, and warm voices. Lush arrangements and measured vocals create a haunting ambiance.

Joshua Van Tassel:
Joshua Van Tassel is a sideman, producer, composer and sonic landscaper. He regularly performs some of Canada’s best song writers such as Great Lake Swimmers, Amelia Curran, Sarah Slean, Donovan Woods, Rose Cousins, David Myles, Sarah Slean, among others. Joshua is also quickly becoming known as a go to producer, having worked on albums for Sarah Slean, David Myles, KIRTY, Rosie And the Riverters, Christine Bougie, Megan Bonnell, and more.

With his solo career Van Tassel has a built a reputation as a producer and composer of electro-acoustic music that is both highly sophisticated and easily digestible. His music, which has been featured on the Outdoor Life Network’s program “Departures” and “Descending”, is a tapestry of traditions; the familiar plucking of folk music floats amongst drum machines and ambient field recordings, driving bass lines melt into flowing synth melodies. He has been nominated and won numerous ECMA and Nova Scotia Music awards, and is currently at work on a full length book/novella entitled “Crossworlds” to be released in March 2018. Joshua is also the producer of the respected CBC radio host Laurie Brown’s podcast “The Pondercast”.