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  • Community Cleanup Day at Fort York

    Saturday, April 27, 10 am to 12 noon (2019)
    Clean Toronto together! Join 200,000 residents, students, businesses and community groups for the 16th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces. Help the team at Fort York National Historic Site clean part of our 43 acres of greenspace, and enjoy complimentary same-day admission to visit the museum! This year's Community Cleanup Day at Fort York falls on the Saturday of our Battle of York Weekend. We will provide garbage bags, water and coffee. Please provide your own boots, gloves, rakes and/or shovels. FREE
    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/more-city-produced-events/clean-toronto-together/

  • Battle of York Weekend at Fort York (2019)

    Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 206th anniversary of the Battle of York fought on April 27, 1813. The fort comes alive with musket-firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Quarters kitchen, site tours, period animation and an 1812-era Kids' Drill. Make sure to include a visit to the original Regimental Colours of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia. Secreted away to keep them from American troops, the Colours are now on display in the Fort York Visitor Centre.
    Regular admission

  • Battle of York Walking Tour: Walking in Their Footsteps (2019)

    Saturday, April 27, 11 am
    Meet outside of the Palais Royale (1601 Lake Shore Blvd West) to tread the ground of the American attackers and York defenders. Walking in Their Footsteps is a 1.5-hour walking tour that will trace the course and events of the battle which took place on April 27, 1813. Led by Fort York staff and volunteers, this rain-or-shine tour will feature five stops and talks relating the details of the battle along the way. FREE

  • Battle of York Walking Tours (2019)

    Sunday, April 28, 11 am and 2 pm  
    On the Sunday of Battle of York Weekend, enjoy a special walking tour in addition to the scheduled demonstrations and activities at Fort York. This Battle of York walking tour will begin at the Canteen and will use Fort York, Garrison Common and areas of the original shoreline to highlight the battle that took place here 206 years ago.
    Regular admission

  • The French and British Forts of Toronto: A Bicycle Tour (2019)

    Saturday, May 4, 11 am to 1 pm 
    Explore Toronto's early history in a unique and exciting way! Fort York, in partnership with Jane's Walk and Heritage York's Lambton House, will conduct a Jane’s Walk Ride on Saturday, May 4. This free bicycle tour will begin at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas St, 416 767-5472), at the edge of the Carrying Place Trail, and will end at Fort York, a British fort and the place where urban Toronto (then York) was founded. Enjoy complimentary admission to Fort York after the tour.
    FREE

  • 18th Annual Meagan's Walk and Hug (2019)

    Saturday, May 11, 8:30 am to 10 am
    Meagan’s Walk and Hug is a community event that welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Meagan’s Walk and its supporters raise hope and awareness about pediatric brain tumours and has directed more than $5 million to research at the Hospital for Sick Children. Fort York is pleased once again to host the Meagan's Walk opening ceremonies and kickoff event. Registration required: http://www.meaganswalk.com/
    Please note: this is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm.
    Regular admission

  • Save The Great Lakes Presentation

    January 30, 7:00 pm
    Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Blvd.
    Presented by The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common
    Hosted by Fort York National Historic Site

    Learn about conservation of the Great Lakes and the efforts being taken to improve water quality. Presentation by Michael Goffin, Regional Director General for Environment and Climate Change Canada. How clean is our water? Find out what you can do to keep our lakes beautiful.

    Free event. Q&A following the presentation.
    Complimentary drinks will be served.

  • Family Winter Fun Day (2019)

    Monday, February 18
    Fort York Historic Buildings: 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York Visitor Centre: 10 am to 9 pm

    Explore the history of Toronto with all kinds of hands-on activities, pop-up shows and multi-dimensional exhibits at Fort York National Historic Site. During the day, visit the fort’s 1826 historic kitchen and sample some baking and hot chocolate from the original stone hearth. Blue Barracks Hall will be an amazing scene of crafts and family fun brought down to the fort from museums all across the city, including Gibson House, Spadina Museum, Montgomery’s Inn, Todmorden Mills and Mackenzie House. In the evening, stay warm in the Fort York Visitor Centre with family-friendly performances, activities and face painting. Make sure to bring your skates – The Bentway @ Fort York skating trail will be open until 9 pm.

    ALL FREE

  • Hungry for Comfort: A Celebration of Food History (2019)

    Saturday, February 23, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

    Come together with fellow food enthusiasts for tastings, workshops and professional demonstrations that explore how people in centuries gone by survived and even thrived during Canada’s long winter months. Presented this year in partnership with the Ontario Black History Society. Ticket price includes refreshments and a multi-course luncheon.

    Early bird ticket: $65 plus tax (until February 3); Regular ticket: $75 plus tax. Advance tickets required: https://fortyork.streamintickets.com

  • March Break Family Drop-in

    March 11 to 17, 10 am to 4 pm

    Bring your family down to Fort York National Historic Site for a day of March Break adventure! Children will have fun dressing up in period costumes and experiencing soldiers’ foot drill, officers’ sword drill and musical workshops. Pick up a Kids’ Guide to Fort York and have fun finding the clues to complete games and puzzles throughout your tour. Visitors of all ages can sample treats from the hearth of the 1826 historic kitchen. Indoor exhibits of the historic buildings will be open while the Fort York Visitor Centre has the excitement of the multi-media Battle of York Experience. No registration required.

    Regular admission: Adults: $12.40; Seniors: $8.85; Youths: $7.10; Children: $5.30 plus tax; Children 5 and under are free.