• 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.

  • Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball (2017)

    Sat. January 21, 1 to 10 pm
    Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball recalls a significant event in Toronto's history, a Ball organized by the officers of the Garrison at York (Fort York) on 20 January 1817.
    Our event is a Ball recreating an early 19th century social gathering. It offers instruction in period dance, a guest lecturer, an extensively researched and authentically prepared Georgian supper, and concludes with an evening of English Country Dancing. This year's dance callers are Tom and Toni Tumbusch.
    Costumes welcome. Pre-registration required 416-392-7484.                      
    Tickets are $100 plus tax.

  • 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
    Early bird tickets $65 plus tax are available until February 6, $75 plus tax afterwards.

  • 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.