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  • 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.

  • Historical Cooking Class: Christmas Mince Pies (2013)

    Sun. November 24, 11 am to 3 pm 

    Learn how to make traditional mincemeat pies. Lunch and mince pies to take home are included.
    
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..  $50 + tax.

  • Remembrance Day (2013)

    Mon. November 11, 10:45 am 

    City of Toronto, Fort York National Historic Site, and the Toronto Municipal Chapter IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) are proud to present one of this city’s most evocative Remembrance Day Services at the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Common. Commencing at 10:45 am a procession led by period uniformed military staff and standard bearers of the IODE will make its way from the west gate to the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery. There, at the eleventh hour, all soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812, the Rebellion Crises, the Crimean War, Northwest Rebellion, South African (Boer) War, the two World Wars, and recent conflicts around the globe will be remembered and honoured. 

    Free admission

  • Citizenship Ceremony (2013)

    Fri. November 8, 11 am to 12 noon  

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, in partnership with Fort York’s volunteer Citizenship Committee and Fort York National Historic Site, will host candidates for citizenship at a special community ceremony at the fort. Prior to the ceremony, the Institute will hold another in its series of roundtable discussions aimed at strengthening the connection between new Canadians and their communities. The event includes guest speakers, music, and a reception.

    Free admission

  • Historical Cooking Class: 18th Century Pastry Making (2013)

    Sun. October 20, 10:30 am to 3 pm 

    Using original recipes and techniques learn how to create puff pastry, short paste, cold crust, and a crust for custards. Lunch included.
    For additional information or to register please contact Bridget Wranich at 416.392.6907 x225 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  $50 + tax.

  • Fort York after Dark: Lantern Tours (2013)

    Fri. and Sat. October 18, 19 and 25, 26, 7:30 to 9:30 pm 

    Tour the grounds of Fort York at night to hear stories about this national treasure, from the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York. The tour includes two military cemeteries near the fort. This event is not recommended for under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.

    Pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 416.392.6907 x221 for more information or to pre-register.  $12.50 + tax

  • The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure for SickKids (2013)

    Sat. September 28, all day
    Take on the challenge of a new adventure walk unlike anything Toronto’s ever seen: a full day designed so everyone and anyone can participate. Join in a challenge-by-choice walk along a planned route – all the way up to 20 km. Support SickKids Hospital.
    Register online at http://www.campforkeeps.com 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 28th for this special event.

  • On Common Ground (2013)

    Sat. and Sun. September 21 and 22, 11 am to 6 pm
    On Common Ground 2013 will be a two-day multidisciplinary arts and cultural festival that will animate the grounds and buildings of Fort York with an entertaining and engaging mix of culturally diverse music, dance, storytelling, digital theatre, a sound installation, visual arts, crafts, local food, and family friendly activities. This weekend encompasses the International Day of Peace and the autumnal equinox.
    Check toronto.ca/fortevents closer to the date for details.