• 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.

  • Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor PowWow (2016)

    Sat. June 18, 12 noon to 5:30 pm
    Native Men’s Residence Traditional PowWow is held to recognize National Aboriginal History Month. The event features traditional dancing, drumming, feast, giveaway, kids’ area, and craft vendors. More than one hundred traditional dancers are expected to participate. The day begins with a sunrise ceremony and the Grand Entry takes place at 12 noon.

  • Taste of Toronto (2016)

    Thurs. to Sun. June 23 to 26, times vary
    Fort York is hosting upwards of 20,000 visitors across four days. Featuring world-class chefs, Toronto’s top restaurants, and over 70 exhibitors, this is foodie heaven.