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  • Schooners to Skyscrapers: The History of the Fort York Neighbourhood

    Saturday, August 10, 10:30 am to 12 pm
    Sunday, August 11, 11 am to 12:30 pm

    Join historical interpreter Samantha Horne on this walking tour showcasing the landmarks of Fort York’s immediate neighbourhood. Find the architectural vestiges of bygone eras of warfare, industry and sport that remind us not only of the history, but also the ongoing development, of the bustling Fort York Neighbourhood. Sign up for the tour here.

    FREE, including a complimentary admission to Fort York National Historic Site after the tour.

  • After the War (Temporary Exhibition)

    August 15 to September 2, 10 am to 5 pm
    September 3 to 30, Weekdays 10 am to 4 pm, Weekends 10 am to 5 pm

    The Canadian Centre for the Great War’s new travelling exhibition After the War: Coming Home and Fitting in at the End of the Great War looks at the efforts made by Canadian society to support over 600,000 former members of the armed forces as they met the challenges of reintegrating into a society that, in many ways, only resembled the one they had left in 1914.

  • From Pollinators to Produce: Exploring a Heritage Kitchen Garden

    Sunday, August 18 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 – changes to Toronto’s founding landscape – from 1812 to the present.

    FREE with regular admission.

  • Campaign Cooking

    Sunday, August 25, 10 am to 4:30 pm

    It’s often said that an army marches on its stomach, and this was known also by the soldiers who fought in the War of 1812. In this unique program, watch ongoing demonstrations of campaign cooking and sample recipes made using historic cookbooks.

    FREE with regular admission.

  • The Bentway Block Party

    Sunday, July 7, 12 pm to 10 pm 

    The Bentway Block Party is back for a second year under the Gardiner. This family-friendly day-long party includes new art installations, musical performances, crazy games, fabulous foods and and much, much more. Find the details here.        

    Please note:This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open as usual,10 am to 5 pm, regular admission.

     

  • Schooners to Skyscrapers: The History of the Fort York Neighbourhood

    Sunday, July 7, 11 am to 12:30 pm

    Join historical interpreter Samantha Horne on this walking tour showcasing the landmarks of Fort York’s immediate neighbourhood. Find the architectural vestiges of bygone eras of warfare, industry and sport that remind us not only of the history, but also the ongoing development, of the bustling Fort York Neighbourhood. Sign up for the tour here.

    FREE, including a complimentary admission to Fort York National Historic Site after the tour.

  • The Spring Season at Fort York

    Weekdays, 10 am to 4 pm
    Weekends, 10 am to 5 pm
    Daily Summer Hours, 10 am to 5 pm, begin May 21 (until Sept. 2)

    From Redcoats to rabbits, the spring season at Fort York has it all! Drop in for a tour of Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. While you’re here, see if you can spot the wide range of wildlife supported by our 43-acre site.
    Regular admission: Adults: $12.40; Seniors: $8.85; Youths: $7.10; Children: $5.30 plus tax; Children 5 and under are free.

  • 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