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  • New Generation Steelband Festival (2014)

    Sat. July 12, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    A celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring seven GTA youth steelbands and the award winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan performing outdoors on the grounds of Fort York. Great Caribbean food, all ages pan workshops and plenty of opportunities for audience participation – dance, dance, dance! Come celebrate Toronto's vibrant Caribbean community and support youth engagement with this proud tradition. Presented in partnership by Fork York and Pan Arts Network.
    Free admission.

  • Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) (2014)

    Fort York National Historic Site and Garrison Common
    Fri. to Sun. July 4 to 6
    The 2014 Toronto Urban Roots Festival expands to three stages and now forty-four artists. The 3-day lineup features headliners Neutral Milk Hotel, Sam Roberts, Beirut, Jeff Tweedy, Local Natives, Jenny Lewis, Gogol Bordello, July Talk and many more.
    Visit www.torontourbanrootsfest.com for tickets and more information.

    Visiting Fort York July 3rd through July 7th ***
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Please note that during this period, Fort York's regular operations may be interrupted by the set-up, event, and strike of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. Visitors are encouraged to walk, take transit or bike to the site as parking will be limited during this period.

  • Project Wild Thing – A FREE Outdoor Film Screening (2014)

    July 9, 9:00 pm
    Join the Homegrown National Park Project for an outdoor screening of the award-winning documentary Project Wild Thing.
    For more information visit www.davidsuzuki.org/homegrown
    View the Project Wild Thing movie trailer http://vimeo.com/68072823
    Free admission.

  • TIME Festival (2014)

    Fort York Garrison Common
    July 19, 1:30 pm to 11:00 pm
    Since 2008, TIME Festival has fast become Toronto’s premier summer dance/indie music festival focusing on the most cutting-edge, exciting artists in music today. This year’s TIME Fesitval is once again set to deliver a world class music festival experience, featuring: GRIMES, DEATH GRIPS, FLUME, ACTION BRONSON, ST LUCIA, SMITH WESTERNS, KAYTRANADA & more.
    Visit www.embracepresents.com for tickets and more information.

    Please note: Fort York will be closed to the public from July 17th to the 31st

  • Guelph Jazz Festival Invades Fort York (2014)

    Weds. July 9, 7:30 pm
    SOUND CLASH. Featuring The Battle of Santiago (Afro-Cuban Post-Rock Roots Jazz)
    http://guelphjazzfestival.com/fort_york_series
    Free admission.

  • Guelph Jazz Festival Invades Fort York (2014)

    Guelph Jazz Festival Invades Fort York
    Tues, July 1, 4:00 pm
    IMPROV REVOLUTION. Featuring NYC trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum & percussionist Tomas Fujiwara.
    http://guelphjazzfestival.com/fort_york_series
    Free admission.

  • Canada Day @ Fort York! (2014)

    Tues. July 1, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    
Spend Canada's birthday at Fort York, the birthplace of urban Toronto! The Fort's Summer Guard kick off the season performing musket and artillery drill as well as fife and drum music. All ages concerts by world music ensemble Lalun, creative music improvisers Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara, and traditional English folk ensemble Tethera. Enjoy face painting by Happy Faces, rocket making workshops by Maker Kids, and mass hula-hooping led by Sugar Hoops. The Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies presents the Tour for Humanity educational experience. And the Canadian Armed Forces Afghanistan Memorial Vigil will be on site inside the Blue Barracks. Grab a Fort York temporary tattoo and your own Canadian flag to show your pride. Enjoy the varied tours, bring a picnic and learn the exciting story of this National Historic Site.
    Free admission.

  • Fort York Ongoing Summer Programming (2014)

    Daily throughout August, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  
    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.

  • The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil (2014)

    Fri. June 27 to Thurs. July 3, in the Blue Barracks

    Open for viewing 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily (June 27 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
     “One of the ways Canada is commemorating the mission in Afghanistan is by honouring the fallen through the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil which will travel across Canada in 2014 and 2015.” Captain (Capt) Indira Thackorie, Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Public Affairs Officer.
    The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil (AMV) consists of plaques representing the fallen soldiers. Originally, the plaques were part of the Kandahar Air Field cenotaph – a memorial structure built for soldiers by soldiers to commemorate their fallen comrades while deployed in Afghanistan.
    http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/honours-history-military-memorials/Afghanistan-memorial-vigil.page
    Free admission.

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show and Sale (2014)

    Sat. May 3, 10 am to 4 pm
    All ages will enjoy Fort York as it hosts the Ontario Model Soldier Society’s annual show and competition. Demonstrations of casting and painting; displays of connoisseur figures, dioramas, and tableaux of more than a thousand pieces. Many vendors will be offering toy soldiers for sale.
    Free with regular admission