• 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: (

    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

  • 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

  • TIME (Toronto Independent Music Experience, 2016)

    Garrison Common,Sat. August 6
    Independent music festival.
    TIME (Toronto Independent Music Experience)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mad Decent Block Party (2016)

    Garrison Common
    Fri. August 19
    An electronic music festival that brings a beat-blasting block party to cities across North America.

  • First World War Comes to Life (2016)

    Sat. & Sun. August 13 & 14, 10 am to 5 pm
    This fully-animated exhibit explores the lesser known wartime contributions of the Canadian men and women who served beyond the trenches, both at home and overseas. It offers a series of dynamic displays and activities for visitors to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a world behind the front lines. Visitors of all ages are invited to engage with live costumed interpreters and explore how they too can contribute to the war effort.
    Generously funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Veterans Affairs, First World War Comes to Life is currently travelling across Canada through to 2018 to mark the centenary of the First World War.

  • TURF (Toronto Urban Roots Festival, 2016)

    Garrison Common
    Fri. to Sun. September 16 to 18
    Closing out a jam-packed summer of music festivals in the city, this year's lineup TBA.

  • Great War Cooking Class (2016)

    Thurs. September 22, 6:30 to 9 pm
    Join us in the 1826 Officers' Mess kitchen where participants will prepare (and sample) a variety of delicious Great War dishes.
    $75 plus tax. Pre-payment required (to cover materials and ingredients).
    For class information please call: Bridget Wranich at 416 392-7455.
    To register, call: 416 392-7484.