• Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours (2014)

    Fri. and Sat. Oct.17, 18, 24, 25, 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 near the Fort. This event is not recommended for children under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.
    Pre-registration is required. Please call 416-392 6907 x221 for more information or to
    pre-register. $12.50 plus tax per person.

  • Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (2014)

    Sat. Oct. 4 sunset to Sun. Oct. 5 sunrise 
    Join curator Magda Gonzalez-Mora at Fort York as she transforms 41 acres of historic space into a zone of artistic installation and contemplation. There will be food vendors on-site through the night.
    Nuit Blanche is always free.

  • June Callwood Park Opening Ceremony

    Sat. Oct. 4, 7 pm, 630 Fleet Street
    The City of Toronto will open this park, a centrepiece of the Fort York Neighbourhood, named in memory of one of Canada’s leading social activists, June Callwood (1924 – 2007). Its landscaping has been supported by the Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation, the Francine and Robert Barrett Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation, and the Garden Club of Toronto.

  • Recipe for Victory – Great War Food Symposium (2014)

    Sun. Sept. 28, 10 am to 4 pm
    In partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada, Fort York National Historic Site presents a special food symposium that explores the fascinating history of domestic and military food and beverages during the Great War. The day will be filled with panel discussions; Great War-era cooking demos, including a reconstructed Aldershot Oven; period displays; a butter tart tasting with Elizabeth Baird, and more. Guest speakers include Dorothy Duncan, Liz Driver, and Madeleine Kloske.

    Keynote speaker is Andrew Robertshaw, noted BBC personality, military culinary historian, and author of Feeding Tommy: Battlefield Recipes from The Great War, 24HR Trench, and Frontline Cookbook: Battlefield Recipes from the Second World War.

    Early Bird Registration until September 12
    Early Bird Fee: $65; Regular Fee: $75 (prices include HST)
    Pre-registration and payment required. For more information please call 416-392-6907 x225
    To register please call 416-392-6907 x221

  • Fort York Visitor Centre Grand Opening Weekend (2014)

    September 20 & 21,12 to 7 p.m.
    Free Admission
    Celebrate the opening of the Fort York Visitor Centre! Step through our new front door for On Common Ground, a multifaceted festival of culture and community animating the Visitor Centre and grounds of Fort York with culturally diverse music, dance, theatre, craft-making, kidzone, community village and local food. Experience the spectacular new visitor centre and the inaugural exhibitions.
    For more information please visit

  • Simcoe Day @ Fort York (2014)

    Mon. August 4, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Lieutenant-governor Simcoe 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. Enjoy historic military presentations, family activities, feature performances, local crafts & food.
    Free admission.

  • The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure for SickKids! (2014)

    Sat. September 27
, All Day!

    Take on the challenge of a new adventure walk, unlike anything Toronto’s ever seen. The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure is a full day of FUN, designed so everyone and anyone can participate, from kids to kids-at-heart, 0-99 years young! Babies in strollers, gran & gramps, families, friends, co-workers and corporations. 

    Participants will become our ‘Campers’. Our teams will become Cabins. Join in a challenge-by choice walk along a planned route – all the way up to 20 km. It’s up to you how far you go. Play, make new friends, get creative, get sticky, sing and cheer at campsites along the way. All in support of SickKids Hospital.
Register online at or by phone at 416-4-4KEEPS(445-3377). 

    Please Note: Fort York will be closed to the general public all day on Saturday, September 27th for this special event.

  • The Dilawri Foundation presents The Bliss Ball (2014)

    Fort York Garrison Common
    Sat. September 20, 6:00 pm
    In benefit of the SickKids Patient Ameities Fund, the Dilawri Foundation will bring a star-studded list of personalities, celebrities, and philanthropic families together for the 3rd annual Bliss Ball.
    For more information and tickets, please visit

  • Fruit, Fools and Compotes (2014)

    Historic Cooking Class In the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen
    Sun, August 17, 2014, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Using seasonal fruit and 18th and early 19th century recipes and techniques, participants will prepare (and sample!) a variety of delicious dishes such as fruit fools, creams, tarts, pies, waters, ice creams or compotes. A salmagundi will also be prepared and served for lunch.

    Lunch and recipe package included. $75 + hst. Pre-registration and payment required.
    For class information please call: Bridget Wranich at 416 392 6907 ext. 225, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    To register, call: 416 392 6907 ext. 221


  • Mad Decent Block Party (2014)

    Fort York Garrison Common
    August 15, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    Mad Decent and Embrace Presents team up for their annual Mad Decent Block Party, featuring Diplo, Chance the Rapper., Flosstradamus, Grandtheft, ZEDS DEAD and more.  
    Tickets and more information available at

    Visiting Fort York August 13th through August 16th, Hours: 10 am to 5 pm.
    Please note that during this period, Fort York's regular operations may be interrupted by the set-up, event, and strike of the Mad Decent Block Party. Visitors are encouraged to walk, take transit or bike to the site as parking will be limited during this period.