The Big Picnic: 1919 at Fort York

Sunday, July 14, 12 pm to 5 pm 

Learn about picnic culture and Toronto food history during World War I, with a special focus on 1919 and the postwar jubilation of Picnicking for Victory. Enjoy period food demonstrations, sample tasty treats and see a display of historic picnic paraphernalia. This event is part of Toronto’s Table, a new culinary program at Toronto History Museums.

FREE with regular admission.

On the Road North (Temporary Exhibition)

July 14 to 21, 10 am to 5 pm 

Produced by Parks Canada and the Government of Canada’s multiculturalism program, On the Road North captures the heroic people, the honoured places and the momentous events that helped to end slavery in Canada.

Follow the Drum: Celebrating Our Musical Heritage

Sunday, July 21, 10 am to 5 pm

Thrill to the sounds of the bugle, the fife, and the drum and enjoy concerts and demonstrations of traditional folk music and more.

FREE with regular admission

From Pollinators to Produce: Exploring a Heritage Kitchen Garden

Sunday, July 28 Tours at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

This walking tour of Fort York’s historic kitchen garden includes a honey-tasting from the beehives operated at the fort by Toronto Honeys. Along the way, you will learn about some of the changes to the natural environment of the fort – Toronto’s founding landscape – from 1812 to the present.

FREE with regular admission.


 Fort York: The Birthplace of Toronto