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  • Fort York after Dark: Lantern Tours (2013)

    Fri. and Sat. October 18, 19 and 25, 26, 7:30 to 9:30 pm 

    Tour the grounds of Fort York at night to hear stories about this national treasure, from the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York. The tour includes two military cemeteries near the fort. This event is not recommended for under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.

    Pre-registration is required. 

    Please call 416.392.6907 x221 for more information or to pre-register.  $12.50 + tax

  • The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure for SickKids (2013)

    Sat. September 28, all day
    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.
    Register online at http://www.campforkeeps.com 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 28th for this special event.

  • On Common Ground (2013)

    Sat. and Sun. September 21 and 22, 11 am to 6 pm
    On Common Ground 2013 will be a two-day multidisciplinary arts and cultural festival that will animate the grounds and buildings of Fort York with an entertaining and engaging mix of culturally diverse music, dance, storytelling, digital theatre, a sound installation, visual arts, crafts, local food, and family friendly activities. This weekend encompasses the International Day of Peace and the autumnal equinox.
    Check toronto.ca/fortevents closer to the date for details.

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show (2013)

    Sat. September 7, 10 am to 5 pm
    All ages will enjoy Fort York as it hosts the Ontario Model Soldier Society’s 49th annual show and competition. Many vendors will be offering toy soldiers for sale.  
    Free with regular admission.

  • Riot Fest, Fort York Garrison Common (2013)

    Sat. and Sun. August 24 and 25
    Union Events presents the 2nd annual instalment of Toronto’s Riot Fest. Tickets available at riotfest.org/toronto-tickets/
    The fort’s regular operations may be interrupted by the setting-up and taking-down of Riot Fest.

  • Simcoe Day at Fort York (2013)

    Mon. August 5, 10 am to 5 pm
    Simcoe, the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (Ontario) founded the town of York in 1793. Come learn about the birthplace of Toronto. Enjoy tactical demonstrations in the afternoon by the Fort York Guard representing the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry; the Fort George Guard representing the 41st Regiment of Foot; and the Guard from Old Fort Erie representing the Glengarry Light Infantry. This great day will celebrate the legacy of Fort York and its place in Toronto’s history.
    Free admission.

  • Grove Music Festival, Fort York Garrison Common (2013)

    Sat. August 3, 1 to 11 pm
    The Grove Music Festival is a one-day boutique musical experience promising a diverse, world-class festival adventure.
    Tickets available through: thegrovefest.com/
    The fort’s regular operations may be interrupted by the setting-up and taking-down ofthis Festival.

  • Mad Decent Block Party, Fort York Garrison Common (2013)

    Fri. July 26, 1 to 11 pm
    Mad Decent and Embrace team up for their annual Mad Decent Block Party. Tickets available at http://www.maddecentblockparty.com/.
    The fort’s regular operations may be interrupted by the setting-up and taking-down of the Block Party.

  • Historical Cooking Classes in the Officers’ Mess Kitchen From the Kitchen Garden: Two Seasonally-themed Summer Classes (2013)

    Sun. July 14, 11 am to 3 pm
    Sun. August 18, 11 am to 3 pm
    Join the cooks in the 1826 Officers’ Mess Kitchen to prepare recipes from the late 18th and early 19th century using seasonal fruits. Some vegetables will be freshly harvested from the Fort’s own kitchen garden. Participants will use historic recipes and period equipment. Recipe packages and food samples supplied. Maximum of 8 participants per class. Lunch included.
    Pre-registration is required. Please contact Bridget Wranich at 416-392-6907 x 225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
    $50 plus tax for each class or 2 classes for $90 plus tax.

  • Parler Fort: “What the Dickens!!” with Dr. Leon Litvack (July 2013)

    Tues. July 9, 7:30 to 9 pm
    Coinciding with the 18th Annual Symposium of the Dickens Society in Toronto, Fort York is proud to present another evening in its Parler Fort series when Dr. Leon Litvack will talk about Charles Dickens’s impressions of Canada and the US, formed during his several visits here. Dr. Litvack, a Canadian who is Professor of Victorian Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, will offer a lively slide-illustrated evening recalling the experiences and insights of one of the most endearing authors in the English language.
    Pre-registration encouraged. Call 416-392-6907 X 221, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    “What the Dickens!!” is generously sponsored by Context, developers of the Library District condominiums on the east side of Bathurst Street opposite Fort York.
    Tickets are $10 (tax incl.).