Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and 1813 battle site. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fort York is open year-round and offers tours, exhibits, period settings, and seasonal demonstrations. During the summer months, the site comes alive with the colour and pageantry of the Fort York Guard. Fort York also provides a wide variety of education programmes for groups of all ages.
Plan Your Visit
Find out about hours, tours, and directions to make the most of your visit to Fort York.
Historic Fort York is CLOSED until noon July 4 & 5 for setup of Taste of Toronto. The fort will also be CLOSED July 6 - 8 for the clean up from Taste of Toronto.
The fort will re-open Thursday July 9. The new Visitor Centre is open during this time and admission is free. Fort York apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Fort York remains open through the summer and has lots to see and do at all times. Instead of driving and looking for scarce parking brought on by the crowds attending athletic events at Exhibition Place, however, consider the transit option. The Bathurst 511 car offers beefed up service from the Bloor subway to the corner of Fleet Street and Fort York Blvd., a short hundred-yard walk from the fort's Visitor Centre. Streetcars leave for the subway from the same corner.
If transit doesn't work for you, please bear in mind the HOV restrictions on roads in the Fort York area. These will be in place on the Gardiner into the downtown from June 29 through Aug. 18 (3 or more occupants to July 28; 2 or more through Aug. 18) and on Lakeshore Blvd. between Exhibition Place and Spadina from Jun. 29 through Jul. 27.
Lakeshore Blvd. will be closed for competitive events from Parkside Drive to Ontario Place, sometimes to Strachan Ave., off-and-on between Jul. 8 - Aug. 8. See specific details here http://images.toronto2015.org/system/asset_pdfs/2423/original/Road-Race-Closures.pdf When leaving the dropoff area for the Visitor Centre site or our parking lot at Fleet and Strachan, consider traveling north on Strachan or south on Fort York Blvd. to Lakeshore to avoid the closed curb lane on Strachan Ave. southbound and prohibition on right turns off Strachan between Fleet and Lakeshore from Jul. 4-26.