• TIFF in the Park (Fort York) 'The Sapphires' (2015)

    Fri. September 25, 7:30 pm
    2015 marks TIFF’s fortieth anniversary and Fort York joins the celebration by hosting the final screening of TIFF's popular city-wide outdoor film series, TIFF in the Park, with a screening of The Sapphires. Premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, it is an entertaining and inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late ‘60s about a quartet of talented young singers from a remote Aboriginal mission in Australia.
    Free admission

  • On Common Ground Festival (2015)

    Sat. and Sun. September 26 and 27 
    A family friendly festival of culture and community, On Common Ground will energize Fort York with an awesome mix of mobile music, site specific dance, puppet theatre, multi-media installations, storytelling, and crafts.
    Free admission

  • The Holiday Season at Fort York (2015)

    December 14 to December 31
    Mon. to Fri. 10 am to 4 pm; Sat. and Sun 10 am to 5 pm
    Enjoy a visit to Fort York National Historic Site this festive season. Sample baking from the 1826 Officers' Mess kitchen and soak up the warmth of a crackling wood fire. Be sure to browse the Museum Store to find special gifts for all ages and interests.
    Regular admission.

  • Gingerbread Make and Bake, Extra Fun for Kids at Fort York (ages 4 and up) (2015)

    Sun. to Thurs. December 27 to 31,
    11 am and 2 pm
    While you enjoy a tour of Fort York your kids can join the cooks in the Officers' Mess kitchen to create traditional gingerbread cookies. In this little-hands-on workshop they will use period cooking utensils and tools to sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves, or allspice, pound sugar, and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800's gingerbread recipe. Samples may be taken home–if they last that long!
    Workshop is limited to 15 participants; sign up in the Museum Store when you arrive.
    Included with regular admission.

  • Sick Kids Great Camp Adventure (Garrison Common, 2015)

    Sat. September 26
    Take on the challenge of a new adventure walk unlike anything Toronto’s ever seen: a full day designed so everyone and anyone can participate. Join in a challenge-by-choice walk along a planned route – all the way up to 20 km. Support SickKids Hospital.

  • Queen Charlotte’s Birthday Ball (2016)

    Sat. January 23, 2 to 10:30 pm
    Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball recalls a significant moment in Toronto's history, a ball offered by officers of the Garrison at York (Fort York) on 23 January 1817. Our event is a costumed ball recreating an early 19th century social gathering. It includes instruction in period dance, an authentic Georgian dinner, and an evening of English country dancing.
    Costumes welcome. Tickets are $100 plus tax.
    Pre-registration required 416-392-7484.

  • Frost Fair: Christmas Market Past & Present (2015)

    Sat. and Sun. December 5 and 6, 10 am to 5 pm
    It's time to celebrate Frost Fair at Fort York!

    Stroll through the historic 1812 buildings of Fort York, where merchants will be selling their heritage inspired reproductions, regency fashions and holiday greenery. Experience military demonstrations, children's drill workshops, games and crafts. Enjoy heritage cuisine, try on historic costumes and print a Frost Fair souvenir on the Mackenzie House proof press. Visit with the Fort York Volunteer Historic Cooks in the Officer's Mess Kitchen as they prepare late 18th and early 19th century recipes.

    In the new Visitor Centre, shop for unique Christmas gifts for friends and family from local artisans and Etsy sellers. Visit a Sugar Plum demonstration and talk by the Culinary Historians of Canada, sample historic negus ice and ginger ice cream during your visit. Savour gourmet pretzels, handmade shortbread, heritage chocolate and more. Enjoy dance performances and Christmas carolers all weekend long.

    Regular admission.

  • The British Regiments' Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards (2016)

    Sunday, January 31, 7:00 pm
    Roy Thomson Hall
    Presented bt Attila Glatz Concert Productions and Roy Thomson Hall

    Signature precision marching and a reputation of excellence worldwide, The Band of the Royal Marines regularly performs at Royal Albert Hall, in the Horse Guards Parade in London, and the military tattoo in Basel, Switzerland. A military band with a long tradition of musical distinction, the Royal Marines will lift your spirits and set your toes tapping. This will be a spectacular evening of pageantry and military traditions featuring the haunting sounds of bagpipes and powerful Highland dancing.
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  • Art of Peace (2016)

    In the Fort York Blue Barracks
    Thurs. February 11 to Sat. February 21

    Feb 11, (preview) 7:30 pm, Feb. 12, 13, 17, 18 & 20, 7:30 pm
    Feb. 13 & 21, (matinee) 3 pm
    Post-show special event, Wed. Feb. 17  

    lbs/sq” performance presents
    Art of Peace
    Ancestral questions given life in an ancient place, haunted by peace
    Art of Peace (Part 1): Invitation, a dance-based performance installation, explores our relationship to peace set inside walls built for war. Stories, images, and somatic textures weave a legacy of how we fight within and throughout to claim what is ours, to find peace and to nourish ourselves.
    Join us in one of Toronto's most engaging open winter spaces as we gather intimately in the warmth of the Blue Barracks of Fort York to honour and measure the cost of peace from our Indigenous and immigrant-settler roots. Don your parka and be prepared to feast with mouth, eyes, and ears. You may leave feeling satiated and hungry.


    Tickets: $20 / $30
    $60 VIP Feb 17 only (includes $40 tax-receiptable donation)
    and at the door
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  • Family Day @ Fort York (2016)

    Mon. February 15, 11 am to 4 pm
    Explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Tour the historic kitchen and sample baking from the hearth. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will make this visit memorable. Kids can try an 1812 drill class, officers' sword drill, and some old-fashioned games, as well as a fun-filled activity book.
    Regular admission.