• Great War Living History Weekend

    September 25 and 26

    11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Visit Historic Fort York this weekend to enjoy the Great War Living History Weekend. Learn about the Great War through static displays with insightful re-enactors.

    Pay What You Wish
    Contact tracing at entrance. Covid distancing rules apply.

  • Cool Tastings: Heritage Ice Cream

    Thursday, July 11, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Enjoy a delicious ice cream demonstration and tasting experience using only historical recipes from Fort York’s own cookbooks, Setting a Fine Table and Recipes for Victory. Sample flavours including Ginger, Coffee, Fresh Strawberry, Royal, Vanilla and Parmesan Cheese. Fill out a ballot to pick your favourite and enjoy a short tour of the authentic Officers’ Mess and kitchen. This event is part of Toronto’s Table, a new culinary program at Toronto History Museums.

    Tickets are $20 plus HST.

  • All Day I Dream of Toronto Magic

    Saturday, July 13, 2 pm to 11 pm

    This is a very special afternoon of music at Fort York. All Day I Dream’s electronic magical vibes enchanted everyone who attended last year’s party and this year promises to continue inspiring the smiles and hearts of all who dream. Learn more about it here.

    Please note: This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open as usual, 10 am to 5 pm, regular admission.

  • The Big Picnic: 1919 at Fort York

    Sunday, July 14, 12 pm to 5 pm 

    Learn about picnic culture and Toronto food history during World War I, with a special focus on 1919 and the postwar jubilation of Picnicking for Victory. Enjoy period food demonstrations, sample tasty treats and see a display of historic picnic paraphernalia. This event is part of Toronto’s Table, a new culinary program at Toronto History Museums.

    FREE with regular admission.

  • On the Road North (Temporary Exhibition)

    July 14 to 21, 10 am to 5 pm 

    Produced by Parks Canada and the Government of Canada’s multiculturalism program, On the Road North captures the heroic people, the honoured places and the momentous events that helped to end slavery in Canada.

  • Follow the Drum: Celebrating Our Musical Heritage

    Sunday, July 21, 10 am to 5 pm

    Thrill to the sounds of the bugle, the fife, and the drum and enjoy concerts and demonstrations of traditional folk music and more.

    FREE with regular admission

  • From Pollinators to Produce: Exploring a Heritage Kitchen Garden

    Sunday, July 28 Tours at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

    This walking tour of Fort York’s historic kitchen garden includes a honey-tasting from the beehives operated at the fort by Toronto Honeys. Along the way, you will learn about some of the changes to the natural environment of the fort – Toronto’s founding landscape – from 1812 to the present.

    FREE with regular admission.

  • Flare

    Friday, August 2, 2 pm to 8 pm

    Otherwise known as The Sophisticated Food Inclusive Day Fête – on the Friday of this year’s Carnival of the Caribbean, we’re going to make you BLUSH! Tickets $70 online.

    Please note:
    This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open as usual, 10 am to 5 pm, regular admission.

  • Simcoe Day at Fort York (2019)

    Monday, August 5, 10 am to 5 pm

    Fort York comes to life in honour of the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (1793-96) and founder of the fort and the Town of York – John Graves Simcoe. Walk the historic grounds and thrill to musketry, artillery and music demonstrations by the Guards of Fort York, Fort George and Old Fort Erie. Visit the working kitchen in the 1815 Officers’ Barracks, take tours of the fort’s period buildings, and delight in historical crafts and displays. This is also Emancipation Day, so we’ll have a special exhibit by the Ontario Black History Society in the Visitor Centre and an evening performance by Jason Wilson’s Sumach Roots.


  • Sumach Roots: Canadian Vignettes (part of Simcoe Day)

    Monday, August 5
    Vignettes at 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm; Performance, 6 pm to 8 pm

    The brainchild of JUNO nominee and best-selling historian Jason Wilson, Sumach Roots draws from a deep well of sounds—from traditional British folk to bebop jazz and classic reggae—in order to tell the stories of those who built Upper Canada, literally and culturally. With a top-flight cast of performers, Wilson delves into the late 18th century diaries of Elizabeth Simcoe, the impact of the Irish Famine, and the great Toronto fires of 1902 and 1904. With humour and pathos, Sumach Roots celebrates “place” and its importance to history and memory.

    Vignettes are free with regular admission; evening performance tickets are here.