Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York
Fri. to Sun. June 17 to 19
Energizing Fort York with powerful traditions and contemporary creations the 4th annual festival celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and food by Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. Produced by Fort York in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor PowWow
Sat. June 18, 12 noon to 5:30 pm
Native Men’s Residence Traditional PowWow is held to recognize National Aboriginal History Month. The event features traditional dancing, drumming, feast, giveaway, kids’ area, and craft vendors. More than one hundred traditional dancers are expected to participate. The day begins with a sunrise ceremony and the Grand Entry takes place at 12 noon.
Taste of Toronto
Thurs. to Sun. June 23 to 26, times vary
Fort York is hosting upwards of 20,000 visitors across four days. Featuring world-class chefs, Toronto’s top restaurants, and over 70 exhibitors, this is foodie heaven.
The Summer at Fort York
Daily throughout July
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thrill to the booming of the cannon, the firing of muskets, the vibrant colours of the uniformed guard and the lively music of fife and drum. These are the sights and sounds of Fort York this summer. Visitors will enjoy hourly demonstrations of military music, drill, musketry and artillery performed by students representing the Canadian Fencible Regiment that was garrisoned at the fort at the end of the War of 1812. Highlights include musket and cannon firings, and the music of the Fort York Drums (a fife & drum corps).
Program varies daily. Call for specific details. Regular admission.