Introducing: Speaker’s Corner with David Crombie

We are thrilled to announce our new and upcoming series:

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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.

The Promise of Equity: Race, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Education

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

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session The Promise of Equity: Race, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Education please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our panelists Natasha Henry, Carl James, Ian Mosby, and Rob Vipond for their insightful talks.

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

Please Enjoy

We are so happy to share our Special Lecture: Remembering VE Day on video!

If you were not able to attend our ZOOM lecture by James Thompson, please CLICK HERE to access the video and enjoy!

Special thank-you to James for his incredible presentation!

V-E Day celebrations, Bay Street
May 7, 1945
Photographer: John H. Boyd
City of Toronto Archives
Fonds 1266, Item 96241

Friday Fun Fact

Did you know that the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse has operated nearly continuously since it was first built in 1848? And not just as a schoolhouse!

After closing as a schoolhouse in 1859, the space was continuously used as a Parish Hall for Little Trinity Church.

In 1899 it became a Boer War recruitment centre.

In the 1930s it operated as a soup kitchen, serving nearly 1500 people a week.

In the 1960s it became a notable location for performance events and youth programs.

And finally, thanks to architect Eric Arthur and local citizens, it was restored into a museum in 1972.

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Wedding Photography - Toronto Wedding ...

We hope you come and visit our space soon!