• Fort York after Dark Lantern Tours (2012)

    Tues. to Sat. October 23 to 27, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
    Tour the grounds of Fort York at night to hear stories about this national treasure, from the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York during the War of 1812.The tour will also visit two military cemeteries near the fort, in particular Victoria Memorial Square, the oldest surviving European burying ground in Toronto. Not recommended for children under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.
    Admission $12.50 + tax. Pre-registration required.
    Call 416-392-6907 x221.

  • Best before 1812: A Bicentennial Food Symposium (2012)

    Sat. October 20, 10 am to 2:30 pm
    Experience a taste of our shared past. This all-day food symposium will feature demonstrations, discussions, and samples of 19th century French, British, North American, and First Nations cooking styles.
    Admission $40 + tax.  Pre-registration required.
    Call 416-392-6907 x221.

  • Isaac Brock: Pro Patria Mori (2012)

    Fri. to Sun. October 12, 13, 14, 10 am to 4 pm
    Marking the 200th anniversary of Brock’s death, this mini-exhibit looks at his career and legacy in Canada. Among the rare artifacts on display is the charge of arms granted to Brock in 1813, an object never before exhibited to the public.
    Included with regular admission.

  • The Untold Stories of the War of 1812: Lecture Series (2012)

    Thurs. October 4, 11, 18, 25, 7 pm 
    You know Secord and Brock but do you know the untold stories of the War of 1812? Come to Fort York over four weeks to hear these experts:
    Oct 4  Major John Grodzinski with Anthony Wilson-Smith “The Saviour of all the Canadas: The Leadership of Lieutenant-General Sir George Prevost during the War of 1812”
    Oct 11  Dr. Melissane Schrems and Dr. Henry Bishop with Rosemary Sadlier “Fighting for Legitimacy: Black Military Service in the War of 1812”
    Oct 18 Dr. Ross Fair and Maria Moncour “Saints or Sinners: Canadians, Americans and the War of 1812”
    Oct 25  Dr. Susan Hill and Dr. Jane Errington “Uneasy Alliances: First Nations and Canadians and the War of 1812”
    Visit for more information.
    Admission $10 + tax. Pre-registration not required.
    To purchase tickets, call 416-392-6907 x221.

  • 1812 Films under the Stars (2012)

    Wed. October 3, 10, 17, 7 pm 
    Enjoy three weeks of 1812 films under the stars:
    Oct 3  Premiere of the CBC documentary - The War of 1812: Been There Won That
    Oct 10  PBS - The War of 1812
    Oct 17  Explosion 1812 Presented by HISTORY® in association with yap films, the film is an in-depth exploration of what happened during the Battle of York on April 27, 1813, with a focus on the huge explosion of the Grand Magazine at Fort York.
    Free admission, shown in the open air.

  • War, Invasion, and Occupation: Fort York and Toronto in the War of 1812 (2012)

    Sun. September 16, 1 pm
    Some of the most dramatic events in Toronto’s history occurred during the War of 1812, particularly the American invasions of 1813. This special walking tour examines major events and the development of our community.
    Free, including admission to Fort York following tour.

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show (2012)

    Sat. September 8, 10 am to 5 pm
    Children of all ages will enjoy Fort York as it hosts the Ontario Model Soldier Society’s 49th 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.

  • Planet IndigenUS Film Screenings (2012)

    Mon. to Thurs. August 13 to 16, 7 to 9 pm
    As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York screens the award-winning CBC 8th Fire series over four evenings. Each night features speakers before the film, including many of the creators of 8th Fire.
    Free admission.

  • Simcoe Day (2012)

    Mon. August 6, 10 am to 5 pm
    Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe founded the town of York (Toronto) in 1793 and was the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (Ontario). This great day will celebrate the legacy of Fort York as the birthplace of Toronto. Visitors will enjoy exhibits, demonstrations of musketry, cannon and music by the Fort York guard, Regency dance demonstrations, historic cooking in our 1826 kitchen, and the beautiful grounds of this national treasure. Join us at 1pm for a unique walking tour “Simcoe to Skyscrapers” which will explore the development and growth of this ever-changing neighbourhood.
    Regular admission.

  • Assembly of First Nations: Gathering of Eagle Staff Procession and Commemorative Memorial Service (2012)

    Mon. July 16
    Eagle Staff Procession from 219 Front Street to Fort York, 2 to 3:30 pm
    Commemorative Memorial Service at Fort York, 4 to 6 pmCredit: Barbara Gillies
    As part of the week-long Assembly of First Nations, the vital role First Nations played during the War of 1812 will be commemorated. Following an eagle staff procession, a special commemorative service at Fort York National Historic Site will honour members of First Nations whose lives were lost during the War of 1812. The service highlights include traditional drumming, prayers, historical accounts, poetry and Scottish pipes.
    FREE admission to the public on this day.