• Cooking with Hannah Glasse (2016)

    Sunday, April 10, 10 am to 3:30 pm
    Before Martha Stewart, and Julia Child, even before Mrs. Beeton, Hannah Glasse was the best known British cookery writer of the 18th century. Multiple editions of her cookbooks were best sellers for nearly 100 years. Using recipes from The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747) and The Complete Confectioner (1760) you will learn to create a menu from roast to pudding.
    Meet in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen. Lunch and Recipe packages are included.
    $75 plus HST. Pre-registration and payment are required.
    To register please call 416-392-7484.

  • Battle of York Commemorative Weekend (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. April 23 and 24, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 203rd anniversary of the Battle of York fought on 27 April 1813 and celebrate the bicentennial of today's Fort York – the 1816 rebuilt peacetime garrison. The fort comes alive with musket firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Mess Kitchen, site tours, and period animation. Kids can try "falling-in" for 1812-era soldiering drill.
    On Saturday tread the ground of the US attackers and York defenders as you follow Walking in Their Footsteps, a 1.5 hour walking tour with five stops along the way relating to details of the battle. Tour commences at 11 am outside the Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore Blvd. west). The walking tour is free, and will continue rain or shine.
    On Sunday a special walking tour at 11 am and 2 pm will focus on the Battle of York. This tour will begin at the canteen/museum store at Fort York and highlight the dramatic battle using the fort, Garrison Common, and areas of the original shoreline.
    Regular admission

  • Little Cakes and Biscuits (2016)

    Sun. May 1, 10 am to 3:30 pm
    Learn to make delicious Georgian baked cakes and biscuits using the wood-fired brick oven in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen. Enjoy the delightfully decorated Queen Cakes, (based on a 19th century still life painting), Oat Cakes, Shrewsbury Cakes, Filbert Biscuits, Chocolate Biscuits, and more. Lunch and recipe packages are included.
    $75 plus HST. Pre-registration and payment are required.
    To register please call 416-392-7484.

  • Meagan’s Walk (2016)

    Sat. May 7
    Since its inception in 2001 Meagan’s Walk has raised more than $4 million for groundbreaking research on the care of and outcomes for young brain tumour patients around the world. The signature event is a 5km walk starting at Fort York which culminates with thousands of people joining hands to encircle the Hospital for Sick Children in one large hug, sending strength and love to those within.

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show and Sale (2016)

    Sat. May 14, 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

  • World Fiddle Day in Toronto (2016)

    Sat. May 21, 10 am to 6 pm
    Fort York welcomes a day-long celebration of bows on strings as players from several traditions teach and perform, leading up to our community "Around-the-World Jam" where players of all levels bow their way through forty tunes from twenty-five countries.
    Visit for music, practice sessions at Long & McQuade, and
    more information.

  • Victoria Day @ Fort York (2016)

    Mon. May 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto. Tours, kids’ activities, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking, and English country dancing.
    Regular admission

  • Doors Open Toronto (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. May 28 and 29, 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings, or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site.
    Saturday is Artillery Day featuring displays of historic and modern guns and demonstrations, presentations, and firing through the day.
    Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the 48th Highlanders of Canada at the Tattoo on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 pm
    Free admission all weekend

  • Field Trip (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. June 4 and 5
    Toronto’s downtown community music and arts festival.

  • Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York (2016)

    Fri. to Sun. June 17 to 19
    Energizing Fort York with powerful traditions and contemporary creations the 4th annual festival celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and food by Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. Produced by Fort York in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.