Speaker’s Corner Returns

Speaker’s Corner returns this fall with a new host and a provocative new series!

Over four Tuesday evenings in October and November, CBC Radio broadcaster and writer Michael Enright will explore the theme of ARRIVAL.

Each program in the series will examine the challenges of arriving in a foreign land to start a new life. Immigrants and refugees who made Canada their new home will share the hopeful yet often harrowing stories of their journey.

Join us at no cost for these compelling conversations.

October 11th: They Came as Children

October 25th: The Great Escape

November 1st: Overlooked and Underemployed

November 15th: Fear of Deportation

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Doors open at 6:30PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Each program begins at 7PM.

*Note: Masks are strongly recommended while indoors. Please stay home if you are sick.

**Wheelchair and TTC accessible. 

Sneak Peek at Speaker’s Corner!

Speaker’s Corner returns this fall with a new host and a provocative new series!

Over four Tuesday evenings in October and November,  CBC Radio broadcaster and writer Michael Enright will explore the theme of ARRIVAL. 

Each program in the series will examine the challenges of arriving in a foreign land to start a new life. Immigrants and refugees who made Canada their new home will share the hopeful yet often harrowing stories of their journey.

Stay tuned for details to come on how you can join us at no cost for these compelling conversations. 

Annual General Meeting and Special Lecture

This year marks the 175th anniversary of Irish Famine migration to Canada. Join author and historian, Professor Mark McGowan, as he shares his work Death or Canada: The Irish Famine Migration to Toronto, 1847. Discover the impact this historic event had on the city and hear stories of the men and women who made the perilous sea voyage to Canada.

Dr. Mark McGowan is a Professor of History and Celtic Studies and the Interim Principal of the University of St. Michael’s College for the 2020-2022 academic years. Dr. McGowan is an historian renowned for his work on the Catholic Church in Canada and the Great Irish Famine, as well as the lasting impact that the Famine’s mass migration had on Canada.

Join us on ZOOM at 6:30 PM, following our Annual General Meeting, to listen in!

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To become a member or renew a membership with the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation, visit our Join Us page HERE.

Join Us for Jane’s Walks!

Join us on Sunday, May 8th at 10AM for our Jane’s Walk Three Centuries of Corktown.

Corktown, one of Toronto’s oldest areas, retains a rich stock of heritage buildings including churches, schools, theatres, and the site of the first Parliament buildings.

The name Corktown refers to the Irish immigrants who lived here in the 1800s, many of whom embarked from Cork.

Corktown stretches from Berkeley St. to River St. and from the south side of Shuter St. to Lakeshore Blvd. Vestiges of 19th century workers’ housing and remnants commercial and industrial activity are still visible but Corktown has undergone substantial change as new residences and businesses and cultural venues transform the area.

This 90 minute walk is open to the 30 registrants. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

  • Walk Start Location: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse at 106 Trinity Stree. The Walk Leader will be at the front door of the schoolhouse
  • Nearest Public Transit: TTC King Streetcar stop at Parliament Street.
  • Walk End Location: Corner of King Street East and Berkeley Street

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Speaker’s Corner With Brian Stewart

We are incredibly happy to share the fourth and final session of our series: Speaker’s Corner With Brian Stewart.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session Climate Literacy please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our host Brian Stewart and wonderful panelists Hilary Inwood, Ellen Field and Bilal Bartaai for their insightful and inspiring commentary.

Thank-you to all who tuned in!