• World Fiddle Day in Toronto (2016)

    Sat. May 21, 10 am to 6 pm
    Fort York welcomes a day-long celebration of bows on strings as players from several traditions teach and perform, leading up to our community "Around-the-World Jam" where players of all levels bow their way through forty tunes from twenty-five countries.
    Visit for music, practice sessions at Long & McQuade, and
    more information.

  • Victoria Day @ Fort York (2016)

    Mon. May 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto. Tours, kids’ activities, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking, and English country dancing.
    Regular admission

  • Doors Open Toronto (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. May 28 and 29, 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 architecture and original War of 1812 buildings, or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site.
    Saturday is Artillery Day featuring displays of historic and modern guns and demonstrations, presentations, and firing through the day.
    Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the 48th Highlanders of Canada at the Tattoo on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 pm
    Free admission all weekend

  • Field Trip (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. June 4 and 5
    Toronto’s downtown community music and arts festival.

  • Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York (2016)

    Fri. to Sun. June 17 to 19
    Energizing Fort York with powerful traditions and contemporary creations the 4th annual festival celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and food by Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. Produced by Fort York in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

  • Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor PowWow (2016)

    Sat. June 18, 12 noon to 5:30 pm
    Native Men’s Residence Traditional PowWow is held to recognize National Aboriginal History Month. The event features traditional dancing, drumming, feast, giveaway, kids’ area, and craft vendors. More than one hundred traditional dancers are expected to participate. The day begins with a sunrise ceremony and the Grand Entry takes place at 12 noon.

  • Taste of Toronto (2016)

    Thurs. to Sun. June 23 to 26, times vary
    Fort York is hosting upwards of 20,000 visitors across four days. Featuring world-class chefs, Toronto’s top restaurants, and over 70 exhibitors, this is foodie heaven.

  • Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy (2015)

    Sun. October 4 to Sat. November 7
    Sat. to Tues. 10 am to 4 pm, Wed. to Fri. 10 am to 8 pm
    Visitor Centre
    This year marks the 800th anniversary of King John of England putting his royal seal on the Magna Carta (the Great Charter) in 1215. The Magna Carta and its companion document, the Charter of the Forest, set the groundwork for many concepts defining democratic life today in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and many other countries. As symbols of justice, they act as reminders that those who govern do so only by the consent of the people. See these remarkable documents and a fascinating exhibition that explains their history and importance as well as an exhibit highlighting persons and events in Toronto who reflected the ideals of Magna Carta.
    Tickets can be purchased on-line at

  • Early Music Fair (2015)

    Sat. October 17, 11 am to 4:30 pm
    Centre Blockhouse (presentations and demonstrations),
    Officers’ Blue Barracks (concert presentations every 30minutes, exhibits)
    Welcome to the historical music performance scene in Toronto. The Fair offers opportunities to see and hear recorders and viols, early keyboard instruments, historical woodwinds, and other period instruments played by some of the finest musicians in the city. CD recordings, early music books and publications from Early Music Imports are available for sale.
    Regular admission (free for members of Toronto Early Music Centre)

  • Historic Cooking Classes. Ah, What an excellent thing is an English Pudding! (2015)

    Sun. October 18, 10 am to 3:30 pm  
    In the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen
    Whether sweet or savoury, discover the history and cooking techniques of puddings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
    Lunch and recipe packages are included. $75 + HST
    Pre-registration and payment are required, 416-392-7484.