168 years of education at celebrated Corktown schoolhouse

At its 2016 Founder’s Dinner on Dec. 2, the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation will marks the 168th anniversary (1849–2016) of teaching children at the Downtown schoolhouse.

The event also commemorates the Christmas dinner that Corktown brewer and philanthropist Enoch Turner, who built the Schoolhouse, put on for poor children in the area in 1949.

Architect Jill Donovan Taylor will be honoured as the Foundation’s 2016 Heritage Champion. Soprano Susan will entertain. Emcee for the evening is award-winning investigative and consumer reporter for Global News Toronto, Sean O’Shea. Traditional Canadian Christmas dinner by L’eat Catering.

Tickets are $110 per person. Tables of 8 to 10 are available. Tax receipts will be issued for the maximum allowable amount.

RSVP by November 28, 2016 to info@enochturnerschoolhouse.ca or 416-327-6997. Tickets are also available on Eventbrite.com.

The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse is located at 106 Trinity St. in Corktown. Visit www.enochturnerschoolhouse.ca for more information.