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  • World Fiddle Day in Toronto (2015)

    Sat. May 16, 10 am to 6 pm
    Fort York welcomes a daylong celebration of bows on strings as players from several traditions teach and perform, leading up to our community "Around-the-World Jam" where players bow their way through forty tunes from twenty-five countries.
    See www.worldfiddledaytoronto.ca for music, practice sessions at Long & McQuade, and more information.

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show and Sale (2015)

    Sat. May 2, 10 am to 5 pm
    All ages will enjoy the Society’s annual show and competition. Demonstrations of casting and painting; displays of connoisseur figures, dioramas, and tableaux of more than a thousand pieces. Many vendors will be offering toy soldiers for sale.
    Free with regular admission

  • Commemoration of the Battle of York (2015)

    Sun. April 26, 10 am to 5 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 old-fashioned games, as well as a fun-filled kids’ activity book.
    Regular admission

  • Community Cleanup Day (2015)

    Sat. April 18, 10 am to 12 noon
    Help us with spring cleaning of the Garrison Common. All equipment will be provided.
    Please contact David Juliusson @ 416-392-7150.
    A free Family Pass will be offered to all volunteers.

  • OPEN HOUSE (2015)

    Thurs. April 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (overview at 6:30 pm)
    Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Boulevard
    Fort York National Historic Site is owned and operated by the City of Toronto. We are working to revitalize this significant public space and we would like to invite the public to an Open House to see our new Visitor Centre and to hear more about our 2015 events and our ongoing landscape rehabilitation projects.
    Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina) and his office will be in attendance. They are interested in hearing your input and feedback about recent improvements and future plans. If you are unable to attend the Open House, but would like to learn more please feel free to contact David O'Hara at Fort York This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Councillor Layton at 416-392-4009 or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Victoria Memorial Square, Battle of York Commemoration (2015)

    Sun. April 26, 9:00 am
    Join the the 48th Highlanders’ Old Comrades Association’s at the annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of York (1813), at the monument in Victoria Memorial Square.

  • Fort York March Break (2015)

    Mar. 20, 10 am to 3 pm
    Bring the kids down to the fort during March Break for fun-filled activities. Families can learn about Fort York through colourful exhibits, costumed education staff, tours, and participation in an 1812 drill class. There is also a free kids' activity book for the younger visitors. Souvenir guides and audio tours are available in our Museum Store, which carries a wide selection of gifts and books for all ages.
    No registration required
    Regular admission

  • The Great War Canadian Infantryman Up Close (2015)

    Thurs. April 23, 7 pm
    Join Kevin Hebib, one of the co-curators of Fort York's Great War exhibits, as he presents a closer look into the Canadian First World War soldier's experience on a more personal level. Who was he? What did he wear? What did eat? How did he protect himself? What myths endure about him today? Admission is pay-what-you-wish.
    Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

  • Everything Easter @ Fort York (2015)

    Sat. April 4, 10 am to 3pm
    Here is Toronto’s newest egg hunt! Join us for a day of fun and games, including an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, and egg races. There will be food and beverages on site, not to mention great raffle prizes to be won. All proceeds go towards Ronald McDonald House and the George Brown College Foundation which benefits scholarships, bursaries, and awards for students. Recommended for families and children aged 3-10.
    Save 25% by purchasing your tickets in advance: http://www.everythingeasterto.com/#!tickets/cd5f

  • 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.