• 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.
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  • 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.

  • Family Day (2015)

    Mon. Feb. 16, 11 am to 4 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 oldfashioned games, as well as a fun-filled kids’ activity book.
    Regular admission

  • Mad for Marmalade, Crazy for Citrus! (2015)

    Sat. Feb. 21, 10 am to 4:00 pm
    Join Fort York National Historic Site in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada for our eighth annual celebration of Marmalade and all things citrus!  This year's event has an Italian flavour. Enjoy a citrus themed workshop, lunch, guest speakers, tastings and marketplace, or enter the Marmalade Competition.
    Pre-registration required.
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    To register, please call 416-392-7503. Early bird tickets $45 ($50.85) are available until February 8, $50 ($56.55) afterwards.

  • Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball (2015)

    Sat. Jan. 17, 1 to 10:30 pm 
    This annual event features an illustrated talk by Dr. Larry Ostola, director of Museum and Heritage Services with the City of Toronto. The theme is the Treaty of Ghent and the promise of peace after the War of 1812.
    Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball celebrates a significant moment in Toronto history: a ball offered by officers of the Garrison at York (Fort York) on 23 January 1817. Our event is a costumed ball which recreates an early 19th century social gathering. It includes instruction in period dance, an extensively researched and authentically prepared Georgian dinner representing the culinary history of early 19th century Toronto, and concludes with an evening of English country dancing. Costumes welcome.
    Pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6907 x0

  • Remembrance Day (2014)

    Tues. Nov. 11, 10:45 am
    Fort York National Historic Site and the Toronto Municipal Chapter IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) are proud to present one of this City's most evocative Remembrance Day Services at the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Common. Commencing at 10:45 am from the west gate of Fort York, a processional led by period uniformed military staff and standard bearers of the IODE will make its way to the adjacent Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, where the public will be gathered. There, at the eleventh hour, all soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812, the Rebellion Crises, the Crimean War, Northwest Rebellion, South African (Boer) War, the two World Wars, and recent conflicts around the globe will be remembered and honoured.
    Please join us.

  • Fort York Frost Fair: A Vintage Christmas Market (2014)

    Sat. and Sun. Dec. 6 and 7, 10 am to 4 pm 
    Feel the excitement and charm of the festive season in Upper Canada some 200 years ago when the local Christmas Market was one of the social and shopping highlights of the year. Wander through the historic buildings of Fort York where merchants will be selling quality goods inspired by the 18th and 19th century. Try your hand at one of the many activities scheduled throughout the day, including printing your own Frost Fair souvenir. Warm yourself by the bonfire or in the cheerful warmth of the Officers' Mess Kitchen.
    Included with regular Fort York admission.