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  • Battle of York Commemoration Day (2014)

    Sun. April 27, 10 am to 5 pm
    Discover Fort York National Historic Site and commemorate the 201st anniversary of the Battle of York fought on 27 April 1813. Enjoy War of 1812-era drill and musket firing exercises; Battle of York, Fortification, and 1812 Barracks tours; demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques. Step into the Soldiers’ Barracks brought to life by period animators. Children can learn the marching and musket drill practiced by the Upper Canada Militia in 1812. Learn about English Country dancing with the York Regency Dancers. A special walking tour focusing on the Battle of York will begin at the entrance to Fort York at 11 am and 2 pm. Using the Fort, Garrison Common, and areas of the original shoreline it will highlight the dramatic battle that took place here 201 years ago.
    Regular admission.

  • Fort York Cooking Class: “Ah, What an excellent thing is an English Pudding” (2014)

    Sun. April 13, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Sweet or savoury, baked, boiled, or fried. We will make a variety of puddings in cloths, basins, or plates.
    Admission $75 plus HST
    Pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6907.

  • Fort York War of 1812 March Break (2014)

    Mon. to Fri. March 10 to 14, 10 am to 3 pm
    Bring the kids down to the fort during March Break for fun-filled activities. Families can learn about Fort York and the War of 1812 through colourful exhibits, costumed education staff, tours, and 1812-related activities. Children can dress up, try cooking in the kitchen, practice musket and sword drills like an 1812 soldier, or learn about music from the War of 1812. Timed and ongoing activities offer education and entertainment for the whole family. Guides and audio tours are available in our Museum Store which also carries a wide selection of souvenirs and books for all ages.This event is recommended for ages 3 to12.
    Regular admission. No registration required.

  • Moving Mountains: The No. 2 Construction Battalion and African Canadian Experience During the First World War (2014)

    Weds. February 26, 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)
    People of African origins have been part of North American history since the late 1500s. Many served with distinction in the military as professional soldiers, volunteers and militiamen. Their contribution to Canada's national defense in times of war and peace has earned them an important place in our country's history. Join Lt Danielle Pittman, Canadian Armed Forces, as she explores the history of the No. 2 Construction Battalion CEF during the First World War. The predominantly Black unit served with distinction overseas during "The Great War."
    Authentic Great War-era refreshments will be provided by Fort York Volunteer Historic Cooks after the talk.
    Free admission.
    For further information call 416-392-6907.

  • Family Day (2014)

    Mon. February 17, 11 am to 4:30 pm
    Explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Visit the fort’s historic kitchen and sample some baking from the hearth. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will make this visit memorable.
    Regular admission.

  • Mad for Marmalade, Crazy for Citron! (2014)

    - SOLD OUT - Sat. February 22, 10 am to 3:30 pm
    Join Fort York National Historic Site in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada for our eighth annual celebration of marmalade. Enjoy a marmalade themed workshop, lunch, and tastings, or enter the Marmalade Competition. Your ticket includes a tour of Fort York. For information, registration and entry forms visit The Culinary Historians of Canada website http://culinaryhistorians.ca/events/upcoming-events or call the number below.
    Admission $45 + tax (before February 3), $50 + tax (after February 3)
    Pre-registration required. For further information call 416-392-6907 x225, or to register x221.

  • Historic Foodways Cooking Class: Georgian Desserts (2014)

    Sun. February 9, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    When and what kind of desserts were served at a Georgian dinner? Learn about it while making delicious creams and sweetmeats. Lunch is included.
    Admission $75 + tax
    Pre-registration required. Call 419-392-6907.

  • Queen Charlotte’s Birthday Ball (2014)

    Sat. January 18, 1 to 10:30 pm
    Afternoon dance workshops, elegant Georgian inspired buffet supper, and evening ball with live musicians. Diners will also enjoy a presentation by Wayne Reeves, chief curator City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services. We encourage you to come in costume.
    Admission for the day $88.50 + tax
    Pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6907 x221.

  • Fort York Frost Fair (2013)

    Sat. and Sun. December 7 and 8, 10 am to 5 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 in period clothing will be selling quality merchandise inspired from the 18th and 19th centuries. 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.

  • Baking in the Officers’ Kitchen for Children (2013)

    Sun. December 1, 1 to 4 pm 

    Learn how to read an historic recipe and prepare delicious baked goods. Participants will be taught how to pound and sift spices, separate and beat eggs, and roll out dough to be cut into cakes. Recipes include Derby Cakes, Hard Gingerbread, Queen Cakes, and Lemon Puffs. For children aged 8-12 years. 

    For additional information or to register please contact Bridget Wranich at 416 392 6907 x 225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  $30 + tax.