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Summer Months (July/August)
Each summer the fort comes alive with activity. There is something for everyone, from the enthusiastic history buff to a family on an afternoon outing. Fort York is a great value for visitors looking to have a good time and learn something about Toronto's rich history. Some of the summer highlights include:
- Guided tours highlighting the lives of soldiers and officers at Fort York
- Fort York Guard demonstrations every hour on the half hour
- Cooking demonstrations (and tasting)
- Museum exhibits
The daily schedule may change from time to time due to inclement weather or other circumstances. Please call ahead at 416-392-6907 ext. 221 to ensure that scheduled activities will occur on the day of your visit.
Don't miss out on the summer's fantastic special events including Victoria Day, Canada Day, and Simcoe Day. For more information on these and other events check the Events section of this site.
Fall/Winter/Spring (September – June)
Fort York is open year round, and visitors are welcome at all times. This time of year, the fort is very busy with special programmes for booked groups. These programs last from one hour to two days, and are designed for students from kindergarten to grade twelve. Education programmes provide a fun and exciting way for students to learn about their nation's history. For further information call the fort at 416-392-6907 ext. 224.
The special event highlight for the winter season is the March Break programme. Watch the Events section for further information and more exciting events to come.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact Fort York National Historic Site in advance of your visit at: 416-392-6907 ext. 221, daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or email Fort York at
All visitors must enter Fort York via the West Gate, the East Gate is only open during special events.