• Toronto District School Board History Fair (2012)

    Wed. May 2, 10 am to 2:30 pm
    Elementary school students from the West District of the Toronto District School Board display their history projects. educational day fun or the whole family. Recommended for ages 3-12.
    Regular admission.

  • Battle of York Commemoration (2012)

    Sun. April 29, 10 am to 5 pm
    Discover Fort York National Historic Site and commemorate the 199th anniversary of the Battle of York, fought on 27 April 1813.

    • Period displays of naval shore gunnery drill performed by the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) VANGUARD. Cadets will arrive in a processional parade from HMCS YORK at the beginning of the day.
    • Flag raising ceremony
    • Ongoing 19th-century seamanship demonstrations by the RCSCC
    • Authentic replica 1812-era Gig, a period vessel
    • 1812-era drill and musket firing demonstrations
    • Battle of York, Fortification, and 1812 Lifestyle Tours, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto
    • Step into the Soldiers’ Barracks brought to life by period animators
    • Children can “fall-in” to learn the same foot and musket drill practiced by the Upper Canada Militia in 1812

    Regular admission.

  • Canadian Citizenship Ceremony at the Fort (2012)

    Fri. April 27, 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. The event includes community roundtable discussions, guest speakers, music, and a reception for the participants.
    FREE admission to the public on this day.

  • Parler Fort: Exploring Toronto’s Past, Present, and Future. Toronto: A Natural City? Building Our City to Harmonize Ecological & Human Systems (April 2012)

    Thurs. April 26, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00)
    How can Toronto and other cities re-envision their built environment to create a more sustainable foundation for growth and community? The editors of The Natural City (U of T Press, 2011), Stephen Scharper and Ingrid Leman Stephanovic, will lead an urgent but hopeful panel discussion including a philosopher, an architect, an ecologist and an urbanist.
    Admission $8.85 + tax, Students admitted FREE

  • 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.