Simcoe Day (2018)
Monday, August 6, 10 am to 5 pm
Fort York comes to life in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada (1793-96) and founder of Fort York and the Town of York – John Graves Simcoe. Walk the historic grounds and thrill to musketry, artillery and music demonstrations presented by the Fort York Guard and Guards from Fort George National Historic Site from Niagara-On-The-Lake and Old Fort Erie. Visit the working kitchen in the 1815 Officers' Brick Barracks, take tours of the Fort's buildings and grounds and discover the dynamic lives of the Fort's men, women and children. Join the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) Summer Youth Program for a "Red River Jig" workshop in the Blue Barracks Hall where participants will learn more about the unique fusion of traditional European step dancing and First Nations Pow-wow dancing.