Spend some time with one of the actual survivors of the Battle of York!

Now on display in the special collections Vault of the Visitor Centre are the original Regimental Colours of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia, who fought against American invaders at the Battle of York on April 27, 1813. Produced by the young women of York during the War of 1812, they were secreted away to keep them from being seized as a war trophy by American troops. The flags were donated to the City of Toronto in 2009 and have not been seen by the public for many years. After laborious conservation work, they return to the Fort as a testament to what historians have called Toronto's most traumatic day – the attack on, and occupation of, the Town of York. The Visitor Centre now has permanent exhibits telling the story of the Fort's founding, the War of 1812 and a Battle of York audio/visual experience.