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  • March Break Family Drop-in @ Fort York (2016)

    Mon. to Fri. March 14 to 18, 10 am to 4 pm 
    Looking for a day of adventure during March Break? Just bring your family down to Fort York National Historic Site. At this authentic War of 1812 fort children will have fun trying soldiers' drill classes, officers' sword drill, and dressing up in costumes. Visitors can sample treats from the 1826 kitchen as they tour the fully restored Officers' Mess. Learn about the Fort's exciting history through colourful exhibits. Pick up a Kids' Guide to Fort York and have fun finding the clues to complete its games and puzzles throughout the visit. Audio tours are available in our Museum Store where you can browse a wide selection of items for all ages.
    No registration required.
    Regular admission.

  • The Art of Command: Guided Artist Tours with Gertrude Kearns (2015)

    Sun. April 26, 2 pm - Included with regular admission.
    Sat. and Sun. May 23 & 24, 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm - Free as part of Doors Open Toronto.
    June 14, 2 pm - Included with regular admission.

  • FIELD TRIP (2015)

    Sat. and Sun. June 6 and 7
    Toronto’s downtown community music and arts festival will be headlined by internationally celebrated rock acts Alabama Shakes and My Morning Jacket. Other highlights include UK pop sensation Marina & The Diamonds, indie favourites The War On Drugs and Father John Misty, Hamilton royalty Arkells, the dark synths of Purity Ring, the alluring R&B of Rhye, hip hop hall of famers De La Soul, the feel good soul of Lee Fields & The Expressions, UK psych upstarts Temples, Arts & Crafts mainstays Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Hayden, and many more.
    http://fieldtriplife.com

  • Curating Kearns: Understanding The Art of Command (2015)

    Sat. April 25 and Weds. May 27, 2 pm
    Join Wayne Reeves, the City of Toronto's Chief Curator, for a one-hour walk-through of the exhibition The Art of Command. He will provide insight into why and how the exhibition was created and the significance of Gertrude Kearns' military art, and will share stories about her approach and some of her subjects.
    Included with regular admission.

  • Doors Open Toronto (2015)

    Sat. and Sun. May 23 and 24, 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York will open its doors for an 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.
    Don't miss 200 Years of Firepower: Artillery Day at Fort York on Saturday only.
    Free admission all weekend

  • Plain Sight - An Illustrated Talk about Modern Camouflage (2015)

    Thurs. May 21, 7 pm
    The exhibition The Art of Command by Gertrude Kearns features senior Canadian officers in modern camouflage clothing. In fact, there is a long history of soldiers "hiding in plain sight." Join Kevin Hebib as he discusses the development and use of disruptive pattern material, like the type exhibited in The Art of Command.
    Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

  • Sound of Dragon Music Festival (2015)

    Wed. May 20, 8 pm
    Showcasing the very diverse styles of Chinese music from ancient folk and classical repertoire to contemporary compositions and creative improvisation, this festival promotes creativity and innovation. Sound of Dragon is an international collaborative project with musicians from Vancouver, Toronto, and Taiwan.
    Check www.toronto.ca/fortevents for details.
    Regular admission

  • Victoria Day (2015)

    Mon. May 18, 10 am to 5 pm
    What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto. Tours, kids’ activities such as soldier's drill, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking, and English country dancing.
    Regular admission

  • 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