• Canada Day @ Fort York! (2014)

    Tues. July 1, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Spend Canada's birthday at Fort York, the birthplace of urban Toronto! The Fort's Summer Guard kick off the season performing musket and artillery drill as well as fife and drum music. All ages concerts by world music ensemble Lalun, creative music improvisers Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara, and traditional English folk ensemble Tethera. Enjoy face painting by Happy Faces, rocket making workshops by Maker Kids, and mass hula-hooping led by Sugar Hoops. The Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies presents the Tour for Humanity educational experience. And the Canadian Armed Forces Afghanistan Memorial Vigil will be on site inside the Blue Barracks. Grab a Fort York temporary tattoo and your own Canadian flag to show your pride. Enjoy the varied tours, bring a picnic and learn the exciting story of this National Historic Site.
    Free admission.

  • Fort York Ongoing Summer Programming (2014)

    Daily throughout August, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  
    Thrill to the booming of the cannon, the firing of muskets, the vibrant colours of the uniformed guard and the lively music of fife and drum. These are the sights and sounds of Fort York this summer. Visitors will enjoy hourly demonstrations of military music, drill, musketry and artillery performed by students representing the Canadian Fencible Regiment that was garrisoned at the fort at the end of the War of 1812. Highlights include musket and cannon firings, and the music of the Fort York Drums (a fife & drum corps). Program varies daily. Call for specific details.
    Regular admission.

  • The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil (2014)

    Fri. June 27 to Thurs. July 3, in the Blue Barracks

    Open for viewing 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily (June 27 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
     “One of the ways Canada is commemorating the mission in Afghanistan is by honouring the fallen through the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil which will travel across Canada in 2014 and 2015.” Captain (Capt) Indira Thackorie, Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Public Affairs Officer.
    The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil (AMV) consists of plaques representing the fallen soldiers. Originally, the plaques were part of the Kandahar Air Field cenotaph – a memorial structure built for soldiers by soldiers to commemorate their fallen comrades while deployed in Afghanistan.
    Free admission.

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show and Sale (2014)

    Sat. May 3, 10 am to 4 pm
    All ages will enjoy Fort York as it hosts the Ontario Model Soldier 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

  • Fort York Historic District Walking Tours in association with Jane's Walks (2014)

    Sat. May 3, 10 am to 2:30 pm
    Explore the history and evolution of Fort York, the Garrison Common, and the nearby Lake Ontario shoreline from the early British colonial era to the present day.
    Free admission to Fort York following the tour.

  • Toronto District School Board History Fair (2014)

    Tues. April 29, 10 am to 2:30 pm
    View history project displays from the West District of the TDSB.
    Included with regular admission.

  • Community Cleanup Day (2014)

    Sat. April 26, 10 am to 12 noon
    Help us with spring cleaning of the Garrison Common. All equipment will be provided.
    Contact David Juliusson @ 416-392-6907 ext. 233
    A free Family Pass will be offered to all volunteers.

  • Canadian Citizenship Ceremony at the Fort (2014)

    Fri. April 25, 11 am to 12 noon
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, in partnership with Fort York’s volunteer Citizenship Committee and Fort York National Historic Site, will host candidates for citizenship. Prior to the ceremony, community round table discussions will be convened . The event includes guest speakers, music, and a reception.
    Free admission until 12:30 pm.

  • Art Exhibit: Illinois, Land of Warriors (2014)

    Mon. to Thur. April 14 to 17
    A special exhibition featuring nine new posters of legendary Indigenous leaders by visual artist Philip Cote.
    Included with regular admission.

  • Indigenous Arts Festival (2014)

    Fri. to Sun. June 20 to 22
    A celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous art and culture centered around National Aboriginal Day. Featuring The Honouring by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; The Ministry of Grace by Article 11; drum songs, dance, and storytelling by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation; music, crafts, food, and more.
    Free admission.