Fort York after Dark: Lantern Tours (2017)

Wed. Thurs. Fri. October 25, 26, 27, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Tour the grounds of Fort York at night to hear stories about this national treasure and the history that surrounds it, from the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York. The tour will visit two military cemeteries. This event is not recommended for children under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.
$13.27 plus tax
Pre-registration is required

Canada Cooks, Toronto Eats! – Free admission

Sat. and Sun. November 4 and 5, noon to 5 pm
Food connects all cultures. The food we eat tells compelling stories about who we are, and it is these stories the program is interested in sharing. Canada Cooks, Toronto Eats! invites visitors to experience the history of Toronto and to discuss the present and future of Canada through family recipes. You can share your recipes and food memories through and our eCookbook. The City of Toronto Historic Sites invites everyone to taste food samples that illustrate the development of a Canadian cuisine, listen to historic talks on cultural identity and food, and participate in conversations at our free weekend event.

This project is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations, and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

Remembrance Day Commemoration (2017)

Sat. November 11, 10:45 am
Fort York National Historic Site and the Toronto Municipal Chapter IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) are proud to present one of this city's most evocative Remembrance Day Services at the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Common. Commencing at 10:45 am from the west gate of Fort York, a processional, led by period uniformed military staff and standard bearers of the IODE, will make its way to the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, where the public will be gathered. There, at the eleventh hour, all soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812, the Rebellion Crises, the Crimean War, Northwest Rebellion, South African (Boer) War, the two World Wars, and recent conflicts around the globe will be remembered and honoured.

Historic Cooking Classes in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen: Mince Pies (2017)

Sun. November 26, 10 am to 3:30 pm
Learn how to make the pastry and rich filling for these traditional fruit and meat-based pies. Recipe package and mince pies to take home.
$75 plus tax
Pre-registration and payment required 416-392-7484