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  • March Break Camp at Fort York! (2015)

    Mon. Mar. 16 to Fri. Mar. 20,9 am to 4 pm 
    Ages 7 to 12
    Children experience early garrison life in this authentic 1812-era fort in the heart of downtown. They cook in the historic officers’ kitchen, “fall in” for soldiers’ drill, and play historic games.
    $225 for the week.
    Extended care:
    8 to 9 am $17 extra
    4 to 5 pm $17 extra
    AM and PM $27 extra

    Call 416-392-6907 x 0 to register or for more information.

  • Family Day (2015)

    Mon. Feb. 16, 11 am to 4 pm
    Explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Visit the historic kitchen and sample baking from the hearth. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will make this a heartwarming and memorable visit. Kids can try an 1812 drill class, officers' sword drill, and some oldfashioned games, as well as a fun-filled kids’ activity book.
    Regular admission

  • Mad for Marmalade, Crazy for Citrus! (2015)

    Sat. Feb. 21, 10 am to 4:00 pm
    Join Fort York National Historic Site in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada for our eighth annual celebration of Marmalade and all things citrus!  This year's event has an Italian flavour. Enjoy a citrus themed workshop, lunch, guest speakers, tastings and marketplace, or enter the Marmalade Competition.
    Pre-registration required.
    For more information please visit www.culinaryhistorians.ca
    To register, please call 416-392-7503. Early bird tickets $45 ($50.85) are available until February 8, $50 ($56.55) afterwards.

  • Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball (2015)

    Sat. Jan. 17, 1 to 10:30 pm 
    This annual event features an illustrated talk by Dr. Larry Ostola, director of Museum and Heritage Services with the City of Toronto. The theme is the Treaty of Ghent and the promise of peace after the War of 1812.
    Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball celebrates a significant moment in Toronto history: a ball offered by officers of the Garrison at York (Fort York) on 23 January 1817. Our event is a costumed ball which recreates an early 19th century social gathering. It includes instruction in period dance, an extensively researched and authentically prepared Georgian dinner representing the culinary history of early 19th century Toronto, and concludes with an evening of English country dancing. Costumes welcome.
    Pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6907 x0

  • Remembrance Day (2014)

    Tues. Nov. 11, 10:45 am
    Fort York National Historic Site and the Toronto Municipal Chapter IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) are proud to present one of this City's most evocative Remembrance Day Services at the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Common. Commencing at 10:45 am from the west gate of Fort York, a processional led by period uniformed military staff and standard bearers of the IODE will make its way to the adjacent Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, where the public will be gathered. There, at the eleventh hour, all soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812, the Rebellion Crises, the Crimean War, Northwest Rebellion, South African (Boer) War, the two World Wars, and recent conflicts around the globe will be remembered and honoured.
    Please join us.

  • Fort York Frost Fair: A Vintage Christmas Market (2014)

    Sat. and Sun. Dec. 6 and 7, 10 am to 4 pm 
    Feel the excitement and charm of the festive season in Upper Canada some 200 years ago when the local Christmas Market was one of the social and shopping highlights of the year. Wander through the historic buildings of Fort York where merchants will be selling quality goods inspired by the 18th and 19th century. Try your hand at one of the many activities scheduled throughout the day, including printing your own Frost Fair souvenir. Warm yourself by the bonfire or in the cheerful warmth of the Officers' Mess Kitchen.
    Included with regular Fort York admission. 
    Fort York Frost Fair 2014

  • Historical Cooking Class: Christmas Fayre (2014)

    Sun. Nov. 16, 11 am to 3 pm
    Join us in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen where participants will prepare (and sample) a variety of delicious 18th and early 19th century dishes.
    Pre-registration and payment required. $75 + HST
    For class information please call Bridget Wranich at 416-392-6907 x225
    To register, call 416-392-6907 x221

  • Citizenship Ceremony (2014)

    Thurs. Nov. 6, 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 between established citizens and the new Canadians, guest speakers, music, and a reception.
    Free admission to the fort after the ceremony.

  • Historical Cooking Class: Pastry Making Part II (2014)

    Sun. Oct. 26, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Join us in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen where participants will prepare (and sample) a variety of delicious 18th and early 19th century dishes.
    Pre-registration and payment required. $75 + HST
    For class information please call Bridget Wranich at 416-392-6907 x225
    To register, call 416-392-6907 x221

  • Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours (2014)

    Fri. and Sat. Oct.17, 18, 24, 25, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
    Tour the grounds of Fort York at night to hear stories about this national treasure and the history that surrounds it, from the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York. The tour will also visit two military cemeteries near the Fort. This event is not recommended for children under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.
    Pre-registration is required. Please call 416-392 6907 x221 for more information or to
    pre-register. $12.50 plus tax per person.