• Curating Kearns: Understanding The Art of Command (2015)

    Sat. April 25 and Weds. May 27, 2 pm
    Join Wayne Reeves, the City of Toronto's Chief Curator, for a one-hour walk-through of the exhibition The Art of Command. He will provide insight into why and how the exhibition was created and the significance of Gertrude Kearns' military art, and will share stories about her approach and some of her subjects.
    Included with regular admission.

  • Doors Open Toronto (2015)

    Sat. and Sun. May 23 and 24, 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York will open its doors for an annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site.
    Don't miss 200 Years of Firepower: Artillery Day at Fort York on Saturday only.
    Free admission all weekend

  • Plain Sight - An Illustrated Talk about Modern Camouflage (2015)

    Thurs. May 21, 7 pm
    The exhibition The Art of Command by Gertrude Kearns features senior Canadian officers in modern camouflage clothing. In fact, there is a long history of soldiers "hiding in plain sight." Join Kevin Hebib as he discusses the development and use of disruptive pattern material, like the type exhibited in The Art of Command.
    Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

  • Sound of Dragon Music Festival (2015)

    Wed. May 20, 8 pm
    Showcasing the very diverse styles of Chinese music from ancient folk and classical repertoire to contemporary compositions and creative improvisation, this festival promotes creativity and innovation. Sound of Dragon is an international collaborative project with musicians from Vancouver, Toronto, and Taiwan.
    Check for details.
    Regular admission

  • Victoria Day (2015)

    Mon. May 18, 10 am to 5 pm
    What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto. Tours, kids’ activities such as soldier's drill, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking, and English country dancing.
    Regular admission

  • World Fiddle Day in Toronto (2015)

    Sat. May 16, 10 am to 6 pm
    Fort York welcomes a daylong celebration of bows on strings as players from several traditions teach and perform, leading up to our community "Around-the-World Jam" where players bow their way through forty tunes from twenty-five countries.
    See for music, practice sessions at Long & McQuade, and more information.

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show and Sale (2015)

    Sat. May 2, 10 am to 5 pm
    All ages will enjoy the Society’s annual show and competition. Demonstrations of casting and painting; displays of connoisseur figures, dioramas, and tableaux of more than a thousand pieces. Many vendors will be offering toy soldiers for sale.
    Free with regular admission

  • Commemoration of the Battle of York (2015)

    Sun. April 26, 10 am to 5 pm
    Explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Visit the historic kitchen and sample baking from the hearth. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will make this a heartwarming and memorable visit. Kids can try an 1812 drill class, officers' sword drill, and some old-fashioned games, as well as a fun-filled kids’ activity book.
    Regular admission

  • Community Cleanup Day (2015)

    Sat. April 18, 10 am to 12 noon
    Help us with spring cleaning of the Garrison Common. All equipment will be provided.
    Please contact David Juliusson @ 416-392-7150.
    A free Family Pass will be offered to all volunteers.

  • OPEN HOUSE (2015)

    Thurs. April 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (overview at 6:30 pm)
    Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Boulevard
    Fort York National Historic Site is owned and operated by the City of Toronto. We are working to revitalize this significant public space and we would like to invite the public to an Open House to see our new Visitor Centre and to hear more about our 2015 events and our ongoing landscape rehabilitation projects.
    Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina) and his office will be in attendance. They are interested in hearing your input and feedback about recent improvements and future plans. If you are unable to attend the Open House, but would like to learn more please feel free to contact David O'Hara at Fort York This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Councillor Layton at 416-392-4009 or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.