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!

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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.

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”.

Book Launch at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Join Coralina R. Lemos for the launch of her first book, “Corktown: The History of a Toronto Neighbourhood and the People Who Made It”. After years of research, Lemos shares her knowledge of the neighbourhood, its people, establishments, and institutions. The book includes the history behind thirty-eight street names, over 90 images, and a deeper look into the areas built history – many explored for the first time. For more information about the book or the author, visit:

Doors open at 6:45pm. Presentation begins at 7:30pm.CorktownHistory_CLemos_Book_Print Quality_5X6_250dpi

Annual Founder’s Dinner

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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 Canadian Christmas dinner with wine, seasonal reading, and carol singing.

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 (11927 2862 RR0001). Tax receipts will be issued for the maximum allowable amount.

Wheelchair and TTC accessible.

For more information and to reserve tickets contact OR purchase tickets HERE.

Special thanks to our generous supporters:

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