• Fort York Visitor Centre Grand Opening Weekend (2014)

    September 20 & 21,12 to 7 p.m.
    Free Admission
    Celebrate the opening of the Fort York Visitor Centre! Step through our new front door for On Common Ground, a multifaceted festival of culture and community animating the Visitor Centre and grounds of Fort York with culturally diverse music, dance, theatre, craft-making, kidzone, community village and local food. Experience the spectacular new visitor centre and the inaugural exhibitions.
    For more information please visit

  • Simcoe Day @ Fort York (2014)

    Mon. August 4, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Lieutenant-governor Simcoe founded the town of York (Toronto) in 1793 and was the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (Ontario). Come learn about the birthplace of Toronto and thrill to the sounds of musketry, cannons and the fife and drum. Enjoy historic military presentations, family activities, feature performances, local crafts & food.
    Free admission.

  • The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure for SickKids! (2014)

    Sat. September 27
, All Day!

    Take on the challenge of a new adventure walk, unlike anything Toronto’s ever seen. The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure is a full day of FUN, designed so everyone and anyone can participate, from kids to kids-at-heart, 0-99 years young! Babies in strollers, gran & gramps, families, friends, co-workers and corporations. 

    Participants will become our ‘Campers’. Our teams will become Cabins. Join in a challenge-by choice walk along a planned route – all the way up to 20 km. It’s up to you how far you go. Play, make new friends, get creative, get sticky, sing and cheer at campsites along the way. All in support of SickKids Hospital.
Register online at or by phone at 416-4-4KEEPS(445-3377). 

    Please Note: Fort York will be closed to the general public all day on Saturday, September 27th for this special event.

  • The Dilawri Foundation presents The Bliss Ball (2014)

    Fort York Garrison Common
    Sat. September 20, 6:00 pm
    In benefit of the SickKids Patient Ameities Fund, the Dilawri Foundation will bring a star-studded list of personalities, celebrities, and philanthropic families together for the 3rd annual Bliss Ball.
    For more information and tickets, please visit

  • Fruit, Fools and Compotes (2014)

    Historic Cooking Class In the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen
    Sun, August 17, 2014, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Using seasonal fruit and 18th and early 19th century recipes and techniques, participants will prepare (and sample!) a variety of delicious dishes such as fruit fools, creams, tarts, pies, waters, ice creams or compotes. A salmagundi will also be prepared and served for lunch.

    Lunch and recipe package included. $75 + hst. Pre-registration and payment required.
    For class information please call: Bridget Wranich at 416 392 6907 ext. 225, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    To register, call: 416 392 6907 ext. 221


  • Mad Decent Block Party (2014)

    Fort York Garrison Common
    August 15, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    Mad Decent and Embrace Presents team up for their annual Mad Decent Block Party, featuring Diplo, Chance the Rapper., Flosstradamus, Grandtheft, ZEDS DEAD and more.  
    Tickets and more information available at

    Visiting Fort York August 13th through August 16th, Hours: 10 am to 5 pm.
    Please note that during this period, Fort York's regular operations may be interrupted by the set-up, event, and strike of the Mad Decent Block Party. Visitors are encouraged to walk, take transit or bike to the site as parking will be limited during this period.

  • Taste of Toronto (2014)

    Session Times
    Thurs. July 24, 
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Fri. July 25 & Sat. July 26, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Sun. July 27, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    From 24th to 27th July 2014, Fort York will be transformed into a foodie wonderland for four days of summer eating, drinking and entertainment. Fourteen of the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will be dishing up their finest in a bar none alfresco gourmet feast. Top that off with over 50 producers of the best food, beverages and premium brands providing a bountiful food market, and you have the best culinary festival of the year! Visit for tickets and more information

    Please note: Fort York will be closed from July 17th to the 31st for the Taste of Toronto Festival.

  • New Generation Steelband Festival (2014)

    Sat. July 12, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    A celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring seven GTA youth steelbands 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.
    Free admission.

  • Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) (2014)

    Fort York National Historic Site and Garrison Common
    Fri. to Sun. July 4 to 6
    The 2014 Toronto Urban Roots Festival expands to three stages and now forty-four artists. The 3-day lineup features headliners Neutral Milk Hotel, Sam Roberts, Beirut, Jeff Tweedy, Local Natives, Jenny Lewis, Gogol Bordello, July Talk and many more.
    Visit for tickets and more information.

    Visiting Fort York July 3rd through July 7th ***
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Please note that during this period, Fort York's regular operations may be interrupted by the set-up, event, and strike of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. Visitors are encouraged to walk, take transit or bike to the site as parking will be limited during this period.

  • Project Wild Thing – A FREE Outdoor Film Screening (2014)

    July 9, 9:00 pm
    Join the Homegrown National Park Project for an outdoor screening of the award-winning documentary Project Wild Thing.
    For more information visit
    View the Project Wild Thing movie trailer
    Free admission.