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  • The National

    Saturday, August 4, Gates at 2:30 pm
    Fort York Garrison Common
    Ticketed Event
    Collective Concerts presents The National with Father John Misty, Jenny Lewis, Julien Baker and Dan Edmonds. This event is all ages. Children 10 and under (maximum two) are free when accompanied by an adult. http://ntl.collectiveconcerts.com
    Please note:This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular admission applies.

  • Simcoe Day (2018)

    Monday, August 6, 10 am to 5 pm
    Free Admission
    Fort York comes to life in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada (1793-96) and founder of Fort York and the Town of York – John Graves Simcoe. Walk the historic grounds and thrill to musketry, artillery and music demonstrations presented by the Fort York Guard and Guards from Fort George National Historic Site from Niagara-On-The-Lake and Old Fort Erie. Visit the working kitchen in the 1815 Officers' Brick Barracks, take tours of the Fort's buildings and grounds and discover the dynamic lives of the Fort's men, women and children. Join the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) Summer Youth Program for a "Red River Jig" workshop in the Blue Barracks Hall where participants will learn more about the unique fusion of traditional European step dancing and First Nations Pow-wow dancing.

  • Toronto Vegandale Food Drink Festival

    Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 11 am to 7 pm
    Fort York Garrison Common
    Ticketed Event
    Entering its fourth festival season, the Vegandale Food Drink Festival brings highly curated vegan comfort food and craft brews back to Toronto. https://www.vegandalefest.com/toronto. www.vegandrinkfest.com 
    Please note:This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular admission applies.

  • Summer at Fort York (2018)

    Daily throughout July and August, 10 am to 5 pm
    Thrill to the booming cannon, the firing muskets, the vibrant colours of the uniformed guard and the lively music of the Fort York Drums, a fife & drum corps, all summer long. Visitors will enjoy hourly demonstrations of military music, drill, musketry and artillery performed by students representing the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry, the unit that garrisoned the fort at the end of the War of 1812.
    The program varies daily, so please call (416) 392-6907 for the details.
    Regular admission applies.

  • Parallels: Women Representing the Great War in Canada and Newfoundland

    August 13 to September 3, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    September 4 to September 23, Weekdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm & Weekends 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Fort York Visitor Centre
    Included with Admission
    Though they faced many challenges, female artists in Canada and Newfoundland contributed unique representations of the Great War and its effects on Canadian Society. Presented by the Canadian Centre for the Great War, Parallels explores the wartime and post war contributions of landscape artist Mary Riter Hamilton, sculptor Frances Loring, and portrait photographer Elsie Holloway. This travelling exhibition will culminate with Canada's Hundred Days: A Great War Living History Weekend, September 22 & 23 at Fort York.

  • Camp Wavelength Music & Arts Festival 2018

    Saturday, August 18, 1 pm to 11 pm
    Sunday, August 19, 1 pm to 10 pm
    Fort York Garrison Common
    Ticketed Event
    Camp Wavelength Music & Arts Festival 2018 offers an intimate alternative to the typical summer music festival experience by creating an inclusive, community-oriented atmosphere through diverse, cross-genre programming and immersive arts experiences. In its first year at Fort York Garrison Common, Camp Wavelength will feature Canadian indie musicians Chad VanGaalen, SUUNS, and Mauno, among others. www.wavelengthmusic.ca
    Please note: This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular admission applies.

  • The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer

    Saturday, September 8, 10 am to 6 pm
    Thousands of walkers will take to the streets of Toronto and challenge themselves to walk and raise funds for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. http://toronto.onewalk.ca
    Please note: This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular admission applies.

  • Canada's Hundred Days: A Great War Living History Weekend

    Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    Free Admission
    Discover the remarkable Canadian contribution made in the final days of the First World War. Take in the martial sights and sounds of 100 years ago through military displays and real-time demonstrations of drill and tactics by accurately uniformed First World War re-enactment units. Sample authentic foods from the front line and the home front. Watch ten short films from Toronto's Great War Attic and learn about the amazing contributions made by all Canadians to what they called The War to End All Wars.

    Canada's Hundred Days is supported in part by Veterans Affairs Canada.

  • Community Cleanup Day at Fort York (2018)

    Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 12 pm
    Clean Toronto together! Join over 200,000 residents, students, businesses and community groups as we come together for the 15th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces. Join the team at Fort York to tidy up part of our 43 acres of green space! All who help with the Fort York grounds will get free admission to our museum on the day of the event. We will provide garbage bags, water and coffee. Please provide your own boots, gloves, rakes and/or shovels. Do you want to learn more about the City of Toronto's Community Cleanup?

  • Battle of York Weekend (2018)

    Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 205th anniversary of the Battle of York fought on April 27, 1813. The Fort comes alive with musket firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Quarters kitchen, site tours and period animation. Kids can try “falling in” for 1812-era soldiering drill!
    Regular admission applies.