Fort York National Historic Site
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
FORT YORK ENTRY NOTICE:
Due to the resurfacing of Garrison Rd. there will be NO public access to the historic fort from the west (this includes the Strachan Ave stairs through the Garrison Common). Furthermore there will be NO public access to the fort from the Fort York Visitor Centre. All guests to Fort York are required to enter the site via the East Gate located on the west side of Bathurst St just north of the intersection with Fort York Blvd. After entering the East Gate guests should proceed to the Canteen at the opposite (west) side of the fort to pay admission.
FORT YORK PARKING NOTICE:
Due to ongoing Gardiner Expressway reconstruction, the Fort York parking lot is temporarily closed. Parking is available at the Green P lot at 800 Fleet St. (at the corner of Fleet St. and Strachan Ave. next to Fort York Armoury). After parking, walk east along Fleet St., and follow to Fort York Blvd. Turn left on Fort York Blvd and walk north to the Visitor Centre.
The Exhibition streetcar loop will be closed for construction and track replacement from January 3 to August 2016. http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Construction/Exhibition_streetcat.jsp
Join The Friends of Fort York
Become a member of The Friends of Fort York to enjoy the benefits of membership and the satisfaction of supporting an organization dedicated to preserving, enhancing, and interpreting Fort York. Please read the about us section for an in-depth description of our mandate and activities.