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.