• Spring BeerfestTO (2019)

    Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 1 pm to 7 pm
    The sixth annual Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer returns to Fork York Garrison Common on the May long weekend. Featuring craft brews, great food, games and live music, this is the best way to celebrate May 2-4!
    Please note: this is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm.
    Regular admission

  • Victoria Day (2019)

    Monday, May 20, 10 am to 5 pm
    Spend Victoria Day exploring Toronto's founding urban landscape, including Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Join a guided tour, take part in soldier's drills or watch historic cooking demonstrations in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto. Visitors can also stop by the Visitor Centre and explore immersive and interactive exhibits on the history of Toronto, the fort and the Battle of York.
    Regular admission

  • 20th Annual Doors Open Toronto (2019)

    Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 10 am to 5 pm
    Make sure to include Fort York on your Doors Open Toronto 2019 list! Fort York will once again take part in this annual celebration of Toronto's most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings or simply stroll the grounds of the 43-acre National Historic Site.

  • Canada Day (2019)

    Monday, July 1, 10 am to 5 pm

    Bring a picnic and enjoy Fort York’s celebration of Canada Day with the return of the Fort York Summer Guard – featuring musket and cannon drills, music, tours, crafts, face painting, cooking shows and more! Fort York’s volunteer historic cooks will demonstrate period methods and recipes in the old open-hearth kitchen—allowing visitors to see, hear and taste what life was like for those who lived in the fort’s in the early 1800s. Free guided tours of the barracks and fortifications will focus on the evolution and history of the old western entrance into Toronto harbour and highlight the lives of soldiers and officers at Fort York. FREE

  • Artillery Day, 2019 (part of Doors Open Toronto)

    Saturday, May 25, 10 am to 5 pm
    Join us for Artillery Day at Fort York and see displays of historic and modern guns. There will be firing demonstrations and presentations throughout the day, weather permitting. Fort York is also participating in Doors Open Toronto, an annual celebration of architecture in the city. Don't miss Fort York’s special tours of Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings.

  • Alma Foundation’s Annual Party (2019)

    Thursday, June 6, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
    Join the Alma Foundation with family and friends for their annual party at Fort York’s Blue Barracks. Featuring a selection of great Peruvian and Bolivian food – from ceviche to saltenas – along with pisco sours, a fabulous silent auction, music and dancing.
    The early-bird ticket price per adult is $50 including dinner (before May 1, 2019) and $30 for any guests under the age of 30. Advance tickets:
    Please note: this is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm.
    Regular admission

  • Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (2109), Dynamic Duos

    Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16
    Films @ sundown

    Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will launch its season of Dynamic Duos programming and its brand new, majestic outdoor screen with an opening weekend of films at one of our favourite new sites, Fort York! Kicking things off is the one of the most iconic friendship duos in cinematic history, Thelma & Louise, followed by everyone’s worst patient-caretaker nightmare, Misery, this opening weekend will set the stage for a summer of dynamic onscreen pairings at parks across the city.

    Join us for excellent films, food and a cool beer in the shadow of the Gardiner and the light of Toronto Outdoor Picture Show’s magnificent, brand-new screen.

    "Walled Fort" of Fort York - enter at 250 Fort York Blvd
    Food and alcoholic beverages for sale @ 7pm (no outside alcohol permitted)
    Free/PWYC (suggested $10), not a ticketed event  Donations make our programming possible
    BYOBlanket & Chairs, Accessible venue
    Films are screened with captioning for accessibility
    This event is 19+ (or with adult accompaniment)
    Scheduled rain date: June 27, 2019

  • 7th Annual Indigenous Arts Festival (2019)

    June 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23, times vary
    Moving into its seventh year, the Indigenous Arts Festival is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, drumming, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts, and food. The IAF is presented by Fort York and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, with the support of the Native Men's Residence (Na-Me-Res), the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto and many other partners.

  • Na-Me-Res Annual Traditional Pow Wow (2019)

    Saturday, June 22, 12 noon to 4 pm
    Join Na-Me-Res and Fort York for Toronto’s Annual Traditional Pow Wow in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day and the Summer Solstice. Every year, thousands of people attend the celebration to enjoy traditional food and watch more than 100 drummers and dancers perform. The day-long event includes a Sunrise Ceremony, a Grand Entry (12 noon), craft vendors and a community feast to end the day. After the Pow Wow stay for an evening concert featuring the best in contemporary Indigenous music.

  • Save The Great Lakes Presentation

    January 30, 7:00 pm
    Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Blvd.
    Presented by The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common
    Hosted by Fort York National Historic Site

    Learn about conservation of the Great Lakes and the efforts being taken to improve water quality. Presentation by Michael Goffin, Regional Director General for Environment and Climate Change Canada. How clean is our water? Find out what you can do to keep our lakes beautiful.

    Free event. Q&A following the presentation.
    Complimentary drinks will be served.