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  • The Cook's Apprentice (historical cooking for kids 8 to 12)

    Sat. December 2, 1 to 3:30 pm
    Learn to bake traditional cakes, biscuits and confections in the Officers' historic kitchen. Recipes include iced Queen Cakes, Gingerbread, Peppermint Drops, and a delicious breakfast griddle cake for the holidays. Recipe package and tastes to take home.
    $30 plus tax
    Pre-registration is required https://fortyork.streamintickets.com/

  • Frost Fair (2017)

    December 9, 10 am to 5 pm
    Imagine yourself transported back in time to the early 19th century, where the local winter market was one of the social and shopping highlights of the year.
    Fort York celebrates the legacy of the Frost Fair in 19th Century England with a market, music, and food! Stroll through Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812-era buildings and the new Fort York Visitor Centre, where you can shop for unique gifts made by local artisans, including jewellery, heritage inspired reproductions, and holiday greenery. Tour the Fort's buildings and enjoy tasty treats in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Pop-up performances and activities will dapple the grounds while the Heritage Café offers up food and drink with an historic twist.
    Free admission

  • A TO Canada with Love Event: Citizenship & Reaffirmation Ceremony - Free admission

    Fri. September 15
    Join Fort York National Historic Site and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship as they host a special Canada 150 citizenship ceremony. Following the service, Canadians from all walks of life can take the oath of citizenship in a public reaffirmation ceremony. 

    www.toronto.ca/canada150

  • A TO Canada with Love Event: On Common Ground (2017) - Free admission

    Sat. September 16 and Sun. September 17
    An engaging mix of culturally diverse music, dance, storytelling, theatre, visual arts, crafts, local food, and family friendly activities. This event is presented as part of the City of Toronto's yearlong program of celebrations, commemorations, and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

    www.toronto.ca/canada150

  • Battle of York Weekend at Fort York (2017)

    Sat. April 22 and Sun. April 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    Spend some time with actual survivors of the Battle of York.  
    Now on display in the special collections Vault at Fort York's new Visitor Centre are the original Regimental Colours of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia who fought gallantly against American invaders at the Battle of York on 27 April 1813.  Produced by the young women of York during the War of 1812, the colours were secreted away to keep them from being seized as a war trophy by American troops. Donated to the City of Toronto in 2009, they have not been on public view for many years but now, after laborious conservation work, they return to the post as a testament to what historians have called Toronto's most traumatic day―the attack and occupation of the Town of York.
    Regular Admission
    Sun. April 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 204th anniversary of the Battle of York fought on 27 April 1813. The fort comes alive with musket firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Quarters kitchen, site tours, and period animation. Kids can try soldiering drill.
    Battle of York Walking Tours
    Sun. April 23, 11 am and 2 pm
    In addition to scheduled demonstrations and activities there will be a special walking tour focusing on the Battle of York. Beginning at the canteen/museum store, the tour uses Garrison Common and areas of the original shoreline to highlight the dramatic battle that took place here 204 years ago.

  • Victoria Day @ Fort York (2017)

    Mon. May 22, 10 am to 5 pm
    What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto?
    Take tours, see demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto, as well as English country dancing. The kids will enjoy activities such as soldiers’ drill.
    Regular admission.

  • Doors Open Toronto (2017)

    Sat. May 27 and Sun. May 28, 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 buildings or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site.
    Free admission.

  • Field Trip: Downtown Toronto's Community Music and Arts Festival (2017)

    Sat. June 3 and Sun. June 4
    Toronto’s boutique community music and arts festival will be headlined by celebrated Canadian music collective Broken Social Scene and international rock act Phoenix. Other highlights include Ottawa-based DJ crew A Tribe Called Red, Canadian indie favourite Feist, Portugal. The Man, Toronto's own BADBADNOTGOOD, Thundercat, and singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow. Children 12 and under are free with an adult ticket-holder. Single day tickets and weekend passes available at: http://fieldtriplife.com

    Please note:
    Fort York's historic buildings will be closed to the public from June 2nd to June 5th inclusive.

  • Taste of Toronto 2017

    June 15 to 18
    Session times
    Thur. June 15, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
    Fri. June 16, 11:30 am to 4 pm
    Fri. June 16, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
    Sat. June 17, 11:30 am to 4 pm
    Sat. June 17, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
    Sun. June 18, 12 pm to 5 pm
     
    Taste of Toronto returns to the Garrison Common at Fort York, featuring an all-star cast of chefs hailing from some of the most influential restaurants in the city’s thriving culinary scene. A must-attend annual event for every Torontonian’s summer calendar, Taste of Toronto is excited to welcome this year’s special guest chef, television personality and restaurateur, Aarón Sánchez, to the festival.
    Tickets available at: www.TasteofToronto.com (https://toronto.tastefestivals.com).

    Please note: Please note that Fort York will be closed to the public June 19- 20. The Visitor Centre will remain open regular operating hours on these dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Canada Day @ Fort York! (2016)

    Friday, July 1, 10 am to 5 pm
    Spend Canada's special day at Fort York, the birthplace of Toronto. The Fort's Summer Guard kicks off the season performing musket and artillery drill as well as fife and drum music. Canada Day 2016 features Toronto artist Bruno Billio's Tri-Mirror Sculpture Field–a playful maze of mirrors to explore outdoors on the grounds of Fort York. Kids can also enjoy crafts, face-painting, hula-hooping, and storytelling sessions. Grab a Fort York temporary tattoo and your own Canadian flag to show your pride. Enjoy the tours, bring a picnic, and learn the exciting story of this National Historic Site.
    This free Celebrate Canada event is supported by a grant from the Government of Canada
    www.toronto.ca/fortevent