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  • Doors Open Toronto (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. May 28 and 29, 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings, or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site.
    Saturday is Artillery Day featuring displays of historic and modern guns and demonstrations, presentations, and firing through the day.
    Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the 48th Highlanders of Canada at the Tattoo on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 pm
    https://www.facebook.com/Dileas-125-48th-Highlanders-822313774510542
    Free admission all weekend

  • Field Trip (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. June 4 and 5
    Toronto’s downtown community music and arts festival.
    http://fieldtriplife.com

  • Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York (2016)

    Fri. to Sun. June 17 to 19
    Energizing Fort York with powerful traditions and contemporary creations the 4th annual festival celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and food by Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. Produced by Fort York in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
    www.toronto.ca/fortevents

  • Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor PowWow (2016)

    Sat. June 18, 12 noon to 5:30 pm
    Native Men’s Residence Traditional PowWow is held to recognize National Aboriginal History Month. The event features traditional dancing, drumming, feast, giveaway, kids’ area, and craft vendors. More than one hundred traditional dancers are expected to participate. The day begins with a sunrise ceremony and the Grand Entry takes place at 12 noon.
    www.toronto.ca/fortevents
    http://www.nameres.org/annual-traditional-pow-wow/

  • Taste of Toronto (2016)

    Thurs. to Sun. June 23 to 26, times vary
    Fort York is hosting upwards of 20,000 visitors across four days. Featuring world-class chefs, Toronto’s top restaurants, and over 70 exhibitors, this is foodie heaven.
    http://tasteoftoronto.com/

  • Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy (2015)

    Sun. October 4 to Sat. November 7
    Sat. to Tues. 10 am to 4 pm, Wed. to Fri. 10 am to 8 pm
    Visitor Centre
    This year marks the 800th anniversary of King John of England putting his royal seal on the Magna Carta (the Great Charter) in 1215. The Magna Carta and its companion document, the Charter of the Forest, set the groundwork for many concepts defining democratic life today in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and many other countries. As symbols of justice, they act as reminders that those who govern do so only by the consent of the people. See these remarkable documents and a fascinating exhibition that explains their history and importance as well as an exhibit highlighting persons and events in Toronto who reflected the ideals of Magna Carta.
    Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.toronto.ca/magnacarta

  • Early Music Fair (2015)

    Sat. October 17, 11 am to 4:30 pm
    Centre Blockhouse (presentations and demonstrations),
    Officers’ Blue Barracks (concert presentations every 30minutes, exhibits)
    Welcome to the historical music performance scene in Toronto. The Fair offers opportunities to see and hear recorders and viols, early keyboard instruments, historical woodwinds, and other period instruments played by some of the finest musicians in the city. CD recordings, early music books and publications from Early Music Imports are available for sale.
    Regular admission (free for members of Toronto Early Music Centre)
    http://www.torontoearlymusic.org/

  • Historic Cooking Classes. Ah, What an excellent thing is an English Pudding! (2015)

    Sun. October 18, 10 am to 3:30 pm  
    In the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen
    Whether sweet or savoury, discover the history and cooking techniques of puddings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
    Lunch and recipe packages are included. $75 + HST
    Pre-registration and payment are required, 416-392-7484.

  • Fort York after Dark: Lantern Tours (2015)

    Thurs. and Fri. October 29 and 30, 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. $12.50 + HST.
    Please call 416-392-7500 for more information or to pre-register.

  • Remembrance Day (2015)

    Weds. 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. A reception will follow in the Fort York Visitor Centre.
    Please join us.