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  • Battle of York Weekend at Fort York (2017)

    Sat. April 22 and Sun. April 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    Spend some time with actual survivors of the Battle of York.  
    Now on display in the special collections Vault at Fort York's new Visitor Centre are the original Regimental Colours of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia who fought gallantly against American invaders at the Battle of York on 27 April 1813.  Produced by the young women of York during the War of 1812, the colours were secreted away to keep them from being seized as a war trophy by American troops. Donated to the City of Toronto in 2009, they have not been on public view for many years but now, after laborious conservation work, they return to the post as a testament to what historians have called Toronto's most traumatic day―the attack and occupation of the Town of York.
    Regular Admission
    Sun. April 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 204th anniversary of the Battle of York fought on 27 April 1813. The fort comes alive with musket firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Quarters kitchen, site tours, and period animation. Kids can try soldiering drill.
    Battle of York Walking Tours
    Sun. April 23, 11 am and 2 pm
    In addition to scheduled demonstrations and activities there will be a special walking tour focusing on the Battle of York. Beginning at the canteen/museum store, the tour uses Garrison Common and areas of the original shoreline to highlight the dramatic battle that took place here 204 years ago.

  • Victoria Day @ Fort York (2017)

    Mon. May 22, 10 am to 5 pm
    What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto?
    Take tours, see demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto, as well as English country dancing. The kids will enjoy activities such as soldiers’ drill.
    Regular admission.

  • Doors Open Toronto (2017)

    Sat. May 27 and Sun. May 28, 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest buildings or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site.
    Free admission.

  • Field Trip: Downtown Toronto's Community Music and Arts Festival (2017)

    Sat. June 3 and Sun. June 4
    Toronto’s boutique community music and arts festival will be headlined by celebrated Canadian music collective Broken Social Scene and international rock act Phoenix. Other highlights include Ottawa-based DJ crew A Tribe Called Red, Canadian indie favourite Feist, Portugal. The Man, Toronto's own BADBADNOTGOOD, Thundercat, and singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow. Children 12 and under are free with an adult ticket-holder. Single day tickets and weekend passes available at: http://fieldtriplife.com

    Please note:
    Fort York's historic buildings will be closed to the public from June 2nd to June 5th inclusive.

  • Taste of Toronto 2017

    June 15 to 18
    Session times
    Thur. June 15, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
    Fri. June 16, 11:30 am to 4 pm
    Fri. June 16, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
    Sat. June 17, 11:30 am to 4 pm
    Sat. June 17, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
    Sun. June 18, 12 pm to 5 pm
     
    Taste of Toronto returns to the Garrison Common at Fort York, featuring an all-star cast of chefs hailing from some of the most influential restaurants in the city’s thriving culinary scene. A must-attend annual event for every Torontonian’s summer calendar, Taste of Toronto is excited to welcome this year’s special guest chef, television personality and restaurateur, Aarón Sánchez, to the festival.
    Tickets available at: www.TasteofToronto.com (https://toronto.tastefestivals.com).

    Please note: Please note that Fort York will be closed to the public June 19- 20. The Visitor Centre will remain open regular operating hours on these dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Canada Day @ Fort York! (2016)

    Friday, July 1, 10 am to 5 pm
    Spend Canada's special day at Fort York, the birthplace of Toronto. The Fort's Summer Guard kicks off the season performing musket and artillery drill as well as fife and drum music. Canada Day 2016 features Toronto artist Bruno Billio's Tri-Mirror Sculpture Field–a playful maze of mirrors to explore outdoors on the grounds of Fort York. Kids can also enjoy crafts, face-painting, hula-hooping, and storytelling sessions. Grab a Fort York temporary tattoo and your own Canadian flag to show your pride. Enjoy the tours, bring a picnic, and learn the exciting story of this National Historic Site.
    This free Celebrate Canada event is supported by a grant from the Government of Canada
    www.toronto.ca/fortevent

  • Simcoe Day @ Fort York (2016)

    Mon. August 1, 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York celebrates Lieutenant-governor Simcoe, who founded the town of York (Toronto) in 1793 and was the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (Ontario). Come learn about the birthplace of Toronto and thrill to the sounds of musketry, cannons, and the fife and drum.
    Free admission

  • Toronto Vegan Food & Drink Festival (2016)

    Garrison Common
    Sat. August 13
    Toronto’s first-ever all vegan festival catering to a 19+ crowd. Attendees can indulge and sample the very best in comfort food, craft brews, and wine and spirits from a variety of reputable vegan vendors.
    http://www.veganfestto.com/

  • The Summer at Fort York (2016)

    Daily throughout July and August 
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thrill to the booming of the cannon, the firing of muskets, the vibrant colours of the uniformed guard and the lively music of fife and drum. These are the sights and sounds of Fort York this summer. Visitors will enjoy hourly demonstrations of military music, drill, musketry and artillery performed by students representing the Canadian Fencible Regiment that was garrisoned at the fort at the end of the War of 1812. Highlights include musket and cannon firings, and the music of the Fort York Drums (a fife & drum corps).
    Program varies daily. Call for specific details. Regular admission.