• Community Cleanup Day (2012)

    Sat. April 21, 10 am to 12 noon
    Help us give a much-needed spring cleaning to the Fort’s Garrison Common. Join us for the Mayor Rob Ford’s Community Cleanup Day at Fort York National Historic Site. All equipment will be provided.
    A FREE Family Pass to the site will be offered to all those who give their time. Meet at the front gates.

  • Ontario Women’s History Network: Annual Meeting and Conference: Women and the War of 1812 (2012)

    Sat. April 14, 8 am to 5 pm
    Eleven speakers address the topic under broad themes: Setting the Context: Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Colonial Canada before the War; Women’s Roles and Experiences during the War of 1812; Gender and the War of 1812 in Upper Canada: History, Memory, and Commemoration; and Remembering and Commemorating Women’s Roles in the War of 1812: Possibilities and Challenges. The day concludes with a tour of Fort York.
    Participants must pre-register. For further information about speakers and fees please visit

  • Fabled City. Allies in Troubled Times: The Mississauga First Nation in the Battle of Fort York

    Sun. April 1, 7 to 9 pm
    The Mississauga Nation chose to fight alongside British troops to defend Fort York against the invading Americans. Poet and storyteller Stacey LaForme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation brings to life these troubled times. The evening will also include a short tour of the Fort, focusing on First Nations involvement in the War of 1812. Refreshments are included.
    Pre-registration is required by calling 416 392-6907 x 0
    Admission $15 adults, $12 youth & senior, $10 child (all prices plus HST)

  • Parler Fort: Exploring Toronto’s Past, Present, and Future. Battleground Toronto: An Introduction to Our War of 1812 (March 2012)

    Mon. March 26th at 7:30-9pm
    Join historians RICHARD FELTOE, author of Redcoated Ploughboys: The Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada 1813-1815 and SANDY ANTAL, author of A Wampum Denied: Proctor's War of 1812 as they discuss the roles played by volunteer Upper Canadians, First Nations allies, and the regular British army in defending Toronto and Upper Canada in the War of 1812.
    Pre-registration encouraged 416-392-6907 x 221.
    Admission $8.85 + tax, Free for Students.

  • Mad for Marmalade, Crazy for Citron! (2012)

    Sat. February 25, 10 am to 3:30 pm
    Join Fort York National Historic Site in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada for our fourth annual celebration of marmalade. Enjoy a marmalade themed workshop, lunch, and tastings, or enter the Marmalade Competition. Your ticket includes a tour of Fort York. Pre-registration is advised.
    For more information please call 416-392-6907 x 225 or to register x 221.

  • The Cook's Apprentice (An historical cooking class for kids only!)

    Sat. December 10, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    Learn to bake cakes, biscuits and confections in the Officers' historic kitchen. Recipes include iced Queen Cakes, Hard Gingerbread, Peppermint Drops and a delicious breakfast griddle cake for the holidays.  
    $30 + HST. Recipe package and tastes to take home.
    For kids 8 – 12 yrs.
    Pre-registration and payment required. To register please call 416 392 7484.

  • Family Day (2012)

    Mon. February 20, 11 am to 4:30 pm
    Explore Toronto's diverse and exciting history at Fort York. Visit the historic kitchen and sample some delicious, traditional baking from the hearth. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will make this a heartwarming and memorable visit. Regular admission.

  • From the Ashes of War, the Birth of a Nation

    Wed. February 8, 9 am to 5 pm
    Presented by Senior College of the University of Toronto and Fort York National Historic Site, this one-day event will explore the literature and music inspired by the War of 1812, the battle at York, the participation of women, and the contribution of Aboriginal peoples. Throughout the day guests will be treated to 1812 food and ambiance while hearing lectures and discussions from leading historians. A concluding panel of scholars will discuss the significance of the war for Canada, for the United States, and for the world.
    Tickets $35, available

  • Gingerbread Make and Bake (2016)

    Extra fun for kids at Fort York (ages 4 and up)
    Tues. to Sat. December 27 to 31, 11 am and 2 pm
    While you enjoy a tour of Fort York your kids can join the cooks in the Officers' Mess kitchen to create traditional gingerbread cookies. In this hands-on workshop, kids will use period cooking utensils and tools to sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves, or allspice, pound sugar and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800s gingerbread recipe. Samples may be taken home–if they last that long! Workshop is limited to 15 participants.
    Included with regular admission, sign up in the Museum Store when you arrive.

  • Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball: Queen Charlotte Salutes Scotland (2012)

    Sat. January 21, 1 to 10:30 pm
    Learn the customs of the Georgians and live like royalty for a day! Enjoy an afternoon dance demonstration and workshop; attend an illustrated talk about the period; then sit down for an elegant Georgian-inspired buffet dinner and an evening ball with live musicians. Costumes encouraged!
    Pre-registration required 416-392-6907 x 221
    Full day: $88.50 + tax; afternoon workshop and speaker: $26.55 + tax; dinner and ball: $66.37 + tax.