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  • Fort York Frost Fair: A Vintage Christmas Market (2014)

    Sat. and Sun. Dec. 6 and 7, 10 am to 4 pm 
    Feel the excitement and charm of the festive season in Upper Canada some 200 years ago when the local Christmas Market was one of the social and shopping highlights of the year. Wander through the historic buildings of Fort York where merchants will be selling quality goods inspired by the 18th and 19th century. Try your hand at one of the many activities scheduled throughout the day, including printing your own Frost Fair souvenir. Warm yourself by the bonfire or in the cheerful warmth of the Officers' Mess Kitchen.
    Included with regular Fort York admission. 
    Fort York Frost Fair 2014

  • Historical Cooking Class: Christmas Fayre (2014)

    Sun. Nov. 16, 11 am to 3 pm
    Join us in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen where participants will prepare (and sample) a variety of delicious 18th and early 19th century dishes.
    Pre-registration and payment required. $75 + HST
    For class information please call Bridget Wranich at 416-392-6907 x225
    To register, call 416-392-6907 x221

  • Citizenship Ceremony (2014)

    Thurs. Nov. 6, 11 am to 12 noon
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, in partnership with Fort York’s volunteer Citizenship Committee and Fort York National Historic Site, will host candidates for citizenship at a special community ceremony at the fort. The event includes community roundtable discussions between established citizens and the new Canadians, guest speakers, music, and a reception.
    Free admission to the fort after the ceremony.

  • Historical Cooking Class: Pastry Making Part II (2014)

    Sun. Oct. 26, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Join us in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen where participants will prepare (and sample) a variety of delicious 18th and early 19th century dishes.
    Pre-registration and payment required. $75 + HST
    For class information please call Bridget Wranich at 416-392-6907 x225
    To register, call 416-392-6907 x221

  • Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours (2014)

    Fri. and Sat. Oct.17, 18, 24, 25, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
    Tour the grounds of Fort York at night to hear stories about this national treasure and the history that surrounds it, from the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York. The tour will also visit two military cemeteries near the Fort. This event is not recommended for children under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.
    Pre-registration is required. Please call 416-392 6907 x221 for more information or to
    pre-register. $12.50 plus tax per person.

  • Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (2014)

    Sat. Oct. 4 sunset to Sun. Oct. 5 sunrise 
    Join curator Magda Gonzalez-Mora at Fort York as she transforms 41 acres of historic space into a zone of artistic installation and contemplation. There will be food vendors on-site through the night.
    Nuit Blanche is always free.

  • June Callwood Park Opening Ceremony

    Sat. Oct. 4, 7 pm, 630 Fleet Street
    The City of Toronto will open this park, a centrepiece of the Fort York Neighbourhood, named in memory of one of Canada’s leading social activists, June Callwood (1924 – 2007). Its landscaping has been supported by the Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation, the Francine and Robert Barrett Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation, and the Garden Club of Toronto.

  • Recipe for Victory – Great War Food Symposium (2014)

    Sun. Sept. 28, 10 am to 4 pm
    In partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada, Fort York National Historic Site presents a special food symposium that explores the fascinating history of domestic and military food and beverages during the Great War. The day will be filled with panel discussions; Great War-era cooking demos, including a reconstructed Aldershot Oven; period displays; a butter tart tasting with Elizabeth Baird, and more. Guest speakers include Dorothy Duncan, Liz Driver, and Madeleine Kloske.

    Keynote speaker is Andrew Robertshaw, noted BBC personality, military culinary historian, and author of Feeding Tommy: Battlefield Recipes from The Great War, 24HR Trench, and Frontline Cookbook: Battlefield Recipes from the Second World War.

    Early Bird Registration until September 12
    Early Bird Fee: $65; Regular Fee: $75 (prices include HST)
    Pre-registration and payment required. For more information please call 416-392-6907 x225
    To register please call 416-392-6907 x221

  • Fort York Visitor Centre Grand Opening Weekend (2014)

    September 20 & 21,12 to 7 p.m.
    Free Admission
    Celebrate the opening of the Fort York Visitor Centre! Step through our new front door for On Common Ground, a multifaceted festival of culture and community animating the Visitor Centre and grounds of Fort York with culturally diverse music, dance, theatre, craft-making, kidzone, community village and local food. Experience the spectacular new visitor centre and the inaugural exhibitions.
    For more information please visit toronto.ca/fortified

  • Simcoe Day @ Fort York (2014)

    Mon. August 4, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Lieutenant-governor Simcoe 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. Enjoy historic military presentations, family activities, feature performances, local crafts & food.
    Free admission.