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  • Farm to Fork On Common Ground (2016)

    Presented by Fort York & Toronto Non-GMO Coalition
    Sat. & Sun. September 24 & 25, noon to 6 pm
    Celebrate the harvest season with a festival of healthy food, music, arts and community at Fort York National Historic Site. Fort York's annual On Common Ground festival and the Toronto Non-GMO Coalition's community-based Farm to Fork celebration join forces for this family friendly, socially conscious, feast of food and culture. Featuring an organic farmers' market, dozens of Non-GMO vendors, well-researched speakers, soulful music, dance, collaborative art making for all ages, environmental defenders, and food safety and seed freedom advocates. A one-of-a-kind festival that's good for your heart, mind, body and soul.
    FREE Admission
    www.toronto.ca/fortevents
    http://nongmo.to/

  • Historic Cooking Classes in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen (2016)

    Sun, October 23, 10 to 3:30 pm
    Hannah Glasse was the best known British Cookery writer of the 18th century. Using recipes from The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747) and the The Complete Confectioner (1760) you will learn to create delicious historical dishes using Hannah's recipes.
    $75 + HST. Lunch and recipe package included.
    Pre-registration and payment required.
    To register please call 416-392-7484.

  • Fort York after Dark: Lantern Tours (2016)

    Wed. Thurs. Fri. October 26, 27, 28, 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. This event is not recommended for children under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.
    $12.50 + HST. Pre-registration is required.
    Please call 416-392-7484 for more information or to pre-register.

  • Cooking with Hannah Glasse (2016)

    Sunday, April 10, 10 am to 3:30 pm
    Before Martha Stewart, and Julia Child, even before Mrs. Beeton, Hannah Glasse was the best known British cookery writer of the 18th century. Multiple editions of her cookbooks were best sellers for nearly 100 years. Using recipes from The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747) and The Complete Confectioner (1760) you will learn to create a menu from roast to pudding.
     
    Meet in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen. Lunch and Recipe packages are included.
    $75 plus HST. Pre-registration and payment are required.
    To register please call 416-392-7484.

  • Battle of York Commemorative Weekend (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. April 23 and 24, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 203rd anniversary of the Battle of York fought on 27 April 1813 and celebrate the bicentennial of today's Fort York – the 1816 rebuilt peacetime garrison. The fort comes alive with musket firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Mess Kitchen, site tours, and period animation. Kids can try "falling-in" for 1812-era soldiering drill.
    On Saturday tread the ground of the US attackers and York defenders as you follow Walking in Their Footsteps, a 1.5 hour walking tour with five stops along the way relating to details of the battle. Tour commences at 11 am outside the Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore Blvd. west). The walking tour is free, and will continue rain or shine.
    On Sunday a special walking tour at 11 am and 2 pm will focus on the Battle of York. This tour will begin at the canteen/museum store at Fort York and highlight the dramatic battle using the fort, Garrison Common, and areas of the original shoreline.
    Regular admission

  • Little Cakes and Biscuits (2016)

    Sun. May 1, 10 am to 3:30 pm
    Learn to make delicious Georgian baked cakes and biscuits using the wood-fired brick oven in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen. Enjoy the delightfully decorated Queen Cakes, (based on a 19th century still life painting), Oat Cakes, Shrewsbury Cakes, Filbert Biscuits, Chocolate Biscuits, and more. Lunch and recipe packages are included.
    $75 plus HST. Pre-registration and payment are required.
    To register please call 416-392-7484.

  • Meagan’s Walk (2016)

    Sat. May 7
    Since its inception in 2001 Meagan’s Walk has raised more than $4 million for groundbreaking research on the care of and outcomes for young brain tumour patients around the world. The signature event is a 5km walk starting at Fort York which culminates with thousands of people joining hands to encircle the Hospital for Sick Children in one large hug, sending strength and love to those within.
    http://www.meaganswalk.com/

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show and Sale (2016)

    Sat. May 14, 10 am to 5 pm
    All ages will enjoy the 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

  • 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 http://worldfiddledaytoronto.ca/ 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