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  • Parler Fort: Exploring Toronto's Past, Present, and Future Toronto: Built and Unbuilt (Dec, 2011)

    December 12, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7)
    What gets built in Toronto and what doesn't? Why? What are the results? Recent controversies over long-term transit and waterfront plans have made these questions more relevant than ever. Join author, critic, and journalist John Bentley Mays as he discusses "Toronto: Built and Unbuilt" with Mark Osbaldeston, author of Unbuilt Toronto and Unbuilt Toronto 2 (Dundurn, 2008 and 2011) and Phil Goodfellow, co-author of A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto (Douglas & McIntyre, 2010).
    Admission $8.85 + tax, Students admitted FREE

  • Mad for Marmalade (2017) - SOLD OUT -

    Sat. February 18, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Join Fort York National Historic Site in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada for our tenth annual celebration of marmalade and all things citrus. Enjoy a citrus-themed workshop, lunch, guest speakers, tastings, and marketplace, or enter the Marmalade Competition.
    Pre-registration required 416-392-7484.
    For more information please visit www.culinaryhistorians.ca
    Early bird tickets $65 plus tax are available until February 6, $75 plus tax afterwards.

    Mad For Marmalade Workshop Description
    Mad For Marmalade Competition Form

  • Family Day at Fort York (2017)

    Mon. February 20, 10 am to 4 pm
    Explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Tour the historic kitchen and sample baking from the hearth. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will make this visit memorable. Kids can try an 1812 drill class, officers' sword drill, and some old-fashioned games, as well as a fun-filled activity book.
    Regular admission.

  • Parler Fort: Exploring Toronto's Past, Present, and Future (Nov, 2011)

    November 14, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7)
    The Monarchy in Canada - Why?
    Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli, co-authors of Royal Tours 1786-2010 (Dundurn, 2010) will place the "Will and Kate" tour of 2011 in the context of those that preceded it, going back to 1786! Nathan Tidridge author of Canada's Constitutional Monarchy (Dundurn, 2011) believes there's a crisis in our understanding of the role the Crown plays in our government. He will make the case that the monarchy is a rich institution integral to our ideals of democracy and parliamentary government. Expect a lively discussion of the role of the monarchy in today's Canada.
    Admission $8.85 + tax, Students admitted FREE

  • Remembrance Day (2011)

    November 11, 10:45 am
    Presented by City of Toronto – Fort York National Historic Site and the Toronto Municipal Chapter IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) This is one of this City's most evocative Remembrance Day Services, held at the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Common, west of Fort York.
    FREE admission to the Fort.

  • Community Citizenship Ceremony (2011)

    November 10, 10 am to 12 noon
    Presented by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Fort York's Volunteer Citizenship Committee, and Fort York National Historic Site
    Community Citizenship Ceremonies are distinct because of the role local citizens play and an extended program that includes a roundtable discussion preceding the ceremony, guest speakers, music, and a reception following the oath.
    FREE admission to the Fort.

  • Remembrance Day Commemoration (2016)

    Fri. November 11, 10:45 am
    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 on Garrison Common. Commencing at 10:45 am from the west gate of Fort York, a processional, led by period uniformed military staff and standard bearers of the IODE, will make its way to the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, where the public will be gathered. 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.

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

    Sun. November 27, 10 am to 3:30 pm
    Learn how to make the pastry and rich filling for these traditional fruit and meat-based pies. Recipe package and mince pies to take home are included.
    $75 + HST. Pre-registration and payment required.
    To register please call 416-392-7484.

  • Frost Fair (2016)

    Sat. December 3, 10 am to 4 pm 
    Celebrate the festive season. Stroll through historic buildings where merchants will be selling heritage inspired products and reproduction pieces. Shop with local artisans to find unique holiday gifts for family and friends. Enjoy many activities throughout the day, including children’s drill workshop, military exercises, demonstrations by the Culinary Historians of Canada, and printing a souvenir on the Mackenzie House 1845 proof press.
    Regular admission.