• Battle of York Weekend at Fort York (2019)

    Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 206th anniversary of the Battle of York fought on April 27, 1813. The fort comes alive with musket-firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Quarters kitchen, site tours, period animation and an 1812-era Kids' Drill. Make sure to include a visit to the original Regimental Colours of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia. Secreted away to keep them from American troops, the Colours are now on display in the Fort York Visitor Centre.
    Regular admission

  • Battle of York Walking Tour: Walking in Their Footsteps (2019)

    Saturday, April 27, 11 am
    Meet outside of the Palais Royale (1601 Lake Shore Blvd West) to tread the ground of the American attackers and York defenders. Walking in Their Footsteps is a 1.5-hour walking tour that will trace the course and events of the battle which took place on April 27, 1813. Led by Fort York staff and volunteers, this rain-or-shine tour will feature five stops and talks relating the details of the battle along the way. FREE

  • Battle of York Walking Tours (2019)

    Sunday, April 28, 11 am and 2 pm  
    On the Sunday of Battle of York Weekend, enjoy a special walking tour in addition to the scheduled demonstrations and activities at Fort York. This Battle of York walking tour will begin at the Canteen and will use Fort York, Garrison Common and areas of the original shoreline to highlight the battle that took place here 206 years ago.
    Regular admission

  • The French and British Forts of Toronto: A Bicycle Tour (2019)

    Saturday, May 4, 11 am to 1 pm 
    Explore Toronto's early history in a unique and exciting way! Fort York, in partnership with Jane's Walk and Heritage York's Lambton House, will conduct a Jane’s Walk Ride on Saturday, May 4. This free bicycle tour will begin at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas St, 416 767-5472), at the edge of the Carrying Place Trail, and will end at Fort York, a British fort and the place where urban Toronto (then York) was founded. Enjoy complimentary admission to Fort York after the tour.

  • 18th Annual Meagan's Walk and Hug (2019)

    Saturday, May 11, 8:30 am to 10 am
    Meagan’s Walk and Hug is a community event that welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Meagan’s Walk and its supporters raise hope and awareness about pediatric brain tumours and has directed more than $5 million to research at the Hospital for Sick Children. Fort York is pleased once again to host the Meagan's Walk opening ceremonies and kickoff event. Registration required:
    Please note: this is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm.
    Regular admission

  • Spring BeerfestTO (2019)

    Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 1 pm to 7 pm
    The sixth annual Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer returns to Fork York Garrison Common on the May long weekend. Featuring craft brews, great food, games and live music, this is the best way to celebrate May 2-4!
    Please note: this is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm.
    Regular admission

  • Victoria Day (2019)

    Monday, May 20, 10 am to 5 pm
    Spend Victoria Day exploring Toronto's founding urban landscape, including Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Join a guided tour, take part in soldier's drills or watch historic cooking demonstrations in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto. Visitors can also stop by the Visitor Centre and explore immersive and interactive exhibits on the history of Toronto, the fort and the Battle of York.
    Regular admission

  • 20th Annual Doors Open Toronto (2019)

    Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 10 am to 5 pm
    Make sure to include Fort York on your Doors Open Toronto 2019 list! Fort York will once again take part in this annual celebration of Toronto's most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings or simply stroll the grounds of the 43-acre National Historic Site.

  • Canada Day (2019)

    Monday, July 1, 10 am to 5 pm

    Bring a picnic and enjoy Fort York’s celebration of Canada Day with the return of the Fort York Summer Guard – featuring musket and cannon drills, music, tours, crafts, face painting, cooking shows and more! Fort York’s volunteer historic cooks will demonstrate period methods and recipes in the old open-hearth kitchen—allowing visitors to see, hear and taste what life was like for those who lived in the fort’s in the early 1800s. Free guided tours of the barracks and fortifications will focus on the evolution and history of the old western entrance into Toronto harbour and highlight the lives of soldiers and officers at Fort York. FREE