Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, 1849

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, was established by brewer ENOCH TURNER, to educate poor children in Corktown.  It was the city’s oldest free school from 1849-59, and later became a Sunday School, a Boer War recruitment centre, a soup kitchen in the 1930’s, and a youth clubhouse in the fifties.  It nearly became a vacant lot, but was saved by the citizenry and Eric Arthur (author and architect, “Toronto, No Mean City”).  The schoolhouse was restored and is now a museum.  Eastbound King streetcar #504 to Trinity Street