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Zion Schoolhouse was built in 1869 to provide free public education for the children in the small farming community of L'Amaroux. Children from neighbouring farms came to learn basic reading, writing and arithmetic as well as agriculture, nature study, geography and history.
Today, school classes are immersed in the lives of children in 1910 through a unique role-playing experience. Students use their imaginations to create an historic outfit to wear for the day and upon arrival, learn about role play. They each take the identity of a child who attended the school in the early 20th century. After experiencing a day with spelling bees, chalk and slates, recitations, crafts, arithmetic, music and games, young people forge deep connections with their community's history and an understanding of Toronto's early farming settlements.
Zion Schoolhouse is the original cross-curricular experience - bringing together drama, math, language, music and social studies together under one roof. Programs are lead by experienced teacher-interpreters who create rich learning environments that connect students to the past – and address the needs of today's learners.
Historic Zion Schoolhouse is one of your City of Toronto Museums, which, engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.
Zion Schoolhouse is available for pre-booked programs. Please call 416-395-7435 to schedule your visit.
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Finch East bus from Finch Station. Easy school bus and car drop-off on Trudy Road. For specific TTC route and schedule information call 416-393-4636 (INFO) or visit the TTC website at www.ttc.ca.
- Public washrooms
- Free parking
- Lunch facilities available
- Fully accessible