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  • The Toronto Rosé Picnic - Ticketed event

    Sat. July 22 

    The Inaugural Rosé Picnic on Garrison Common will include a celebration of life, fine wine, outstanding food, and great music.

    http://festivalstoronto.com/events/the-rose-picnic/

  • New Generation Steel Band Festival (2017) - Free admission

    Garrison Common, 100 Fort York Blvd.
    Sun. August 6

    A celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring GTA youth steel bands and the award winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan performing outdoors on the grounds of Fort York. Great Caribbean food, all ages pan workshops, and plenty of opportunities for audience participation―dance, dance, dance! Come celebrate Toronto's vibrant Caribbean community and support youth engagement with this proud tradition. Presented in partnership by Fork York and Pan Arts Network.

    Admission to Garrison Common is Free.
    Regular admission applies to visitors to Fort York National Historic Site and the Visitor Centre.

    www.toronto.ca/fortevents

     

  • Simcoe Day at Fort York (2017) - Free admission

    Mon. August 7, 10 am to 5 pm

    Fort York comes to life in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada (1793-96) and founder of Fort York and the Town of York, John Graves Simcoe.  Walk the historic grounds and thrill to musketry, artillery, and music demonstrations presented by the Fort York Guard and Guards from Fort George National Historic Park from Niagara-on-the-Lake and Old Fort Erie.  Visit the working kitchen in the 1815 Officers' Brick Barracks, take tours of the fort's buildings and grounds, and discover the dynamic lives of the fort's men, women, and children. The Fort York Visitor Centre will be open and free all day and will feature new, curated exhibitions alongside permanent installations and films on the Battle of York and the War of 1812.

    www.toronto.ca/fortevents

  • Vimy 100 Toronto, TO Canada with Love Event

    Sat. April 8 and Sun. April 9, 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York National Historic Site pays tribute to the men and women who fought for Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917 with a remembrance ceremony and Great War exhibits.  On Saturday experience the sights and sounds of First World War Canadian soldiering through fascinating re-enactor displays of infantry, artillery, cavalry, medicine, music, and food. On Sunday at 2 pm attend a remembrance parade by the Canadian Armed Forces which includes the dedication of a Vimy oak tree.
    This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations, and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.
    Note: The Great War Heritage Café is open on Saturday from 11 am–3 pm, Sunday 11 am–2 pm, baked goods available until 5 pm each day.
    For a complete weekend schedule in pdf format click here.
    Free admission.

  • VeganFest (2017) - Ticketed event

    Sat. August 19 

    Entering its third festival season, VeganFest brings vegan comfort food and craft brews back to Chicago and Toronto for another round.

    https://www.vegandrinkfest.com/toronto/

  • A TO Canada with Love Event: Citizenship & Reaffirmation Ceremony - Free admission

    Fri. September 15
    Join Fort York National Historic Site and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship as they host a special Canada 150 citizenship ceremony. Following the service, Canadians from all walks of life can take the oath of citizenship in a public reaffirmation ceremony. 

    www.toronto.ca/canada150

  • A TO Canada with Love Event: On Common Ground (2017) - Free admission

    Sat. September 16 and Sun. September 17
    An engaging mix of culturally diverse music, dance, storytelling, theatre, visual arts, crafts, local food, and family friendly activities. This event is presented as part of the City of Toronto's yearlong program of celebrations, commemorations, and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

    www.toronto.ca/canada150

  • Battle of York Weekend at Fort York (2017)

    Sat. April 22 and Sun. April 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    Spend some time with actual survivors of the Battle of York.  
    Now on display in the special collections Vault at Fort York's new Visitor Centre are the original Regimental Colours of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia who fought gallantly against American invaders at the Battle of York on 27 April 1813.  Produced by the young women of York during the War of 1812, the colours were secreted away to keep them from being seized as a war trophy by American troops. Donated to the City of Toronto in 2009, they have not been on public view for many years but now, after laborious conservation work, they return to the post as a testament to what historians have called Toronto's most traumatic day―the attack and occupation of the Town of York.
    Regular Admission
    Sun. April 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 204th anniversary of the Battle of York fought on 27 April 1813. The fort comes alive with musket firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Quarters kitchen, site tours, and period animation. Kids can try soldiering drill.
    Battle of York Walking Tours
    Sun. April 23, 11 am and 2 pm
    In addition to scheduled demonstrations and activities there will be a special walking tour focusing on the Battle of York. Beginning at the canteen/museum store, the tour uses Garrison Common and areas of the original shoreline to highlight the dramatic battle that took place here 204 years ago.

  • Victoria Day @ Fort York (2017)

    Mon. May 22, 10 am to 5 pm
    What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto?
    Take tours, see demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto, as well as English country dancing. The kids will enjoy activities such as soldiers’ drill.
    Regular admission.