• Fort York War of 1812 March Break (2013)

    Mon. to Fri. March 11 to 15, 10 am to 3 pm
    Bring the kids down to the fort during March Break for some fun-filled activities. Families can learn about Fort York and the War of 1812 through colourful exhibits, costumed education staff, tours, and 1812-related activities. Children can dress up, try cooking in the kitchen, practice musket and sword drills like an 1812 soldier, or learn about music from the War of 1812. Timed and ongoing activities offer education and entertainment for the whole family. Guides and audio tours are available in our Museum Store, which also carries a wide selection of souvenirs and books for all ages. This event is recommended for ages 3-12.
    Regular admission. No registration required.

  • Free Men of Colour: African Canadians and the Defence of Upper Canada, 1812-1815 (2013)

    Sun. February 24, 1:00 pm
    For African Canadians, the American invasions of Upper Canada during the War of 1812 posed a dangerous threat to their lives and freedoms. In response, African Canadians, despite representing a small minority of the population, played an active part in the defence of the province. African Canadians contributed to the defence of the province in a variety of roles throughout the war. This presentation will seek to place their service in its military and historical contexts, and explore the roles of African Canadians in some of the key events of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada.
    Gareth Newfield is a former historian and researcher with Parks Canada and the Canadian War Museum. A specialist in colonial era Canadian military history, he has written a number of articles and publications on the War of 1812. One of his particular focuses has been the Coloured Corps, the only segregated unit of African Canadians to serve in the defence of Upper Canada during the war.
    FREE with regular admission to Fort York

  • Mad for Marmalade, Crazy for Citrus! (2012)

    Sat. February 23, 2013, 10 am to 4 pm Join Fort York National Historic Site in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada for our fifth annual celebration of Marmalade! Enjoy a marmalade themed workshop, lunch and tastings or enter the Marmalade Competition! Keynote speaker Mark Morton, author of Cupboard Love and Cooking with Shakespeare. Your ticket includes a tour of Fort York.
    Admission $50 + tax. Pre-registration is required.
    For more infomation call 416-392-6907 x225 or to register x221.

  • Family Day (2013)

    Mon. February 18, 11 am to 4:30 pm
    Explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Visit the Fort’s historic kitchen to sample
    baking from the hearth. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will make this visit memorable.
    Regular admission.

  • Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball (2012)

    Sat. January 19, 2013, 1:00 pm to 10:30 pmJoin us for afternoon dance workshops and a presentation by Jim Hill of Niagara Parks. The event includes an elegant Georgian inspired buffet supper and evening ball with live musicians. Period costumes are encouraged!
    Admission for the day $88.50 + tax.
    Pre-registration required, for more infomation call 416-392-6907 x221.

  • Dates Closed During the Holidays (2012)

    Fort York is closed December 25, 26, and January 1.

  • Gingerbread Make and Bake! Extra fun for Kids at Fort York (2012)

    December 27 to December 31, 11 am and 2pm (ages 4 and up)
    The kids can join the cooks in the Officers' Mess kitchen to create traditional gingerbread cookies. In this hands-on-workshop, kids 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 can be taken home - if they last that long! Wookshop is limited to 15 participants. Sign up at the Museum Store.
    Regular admission.

  • Holiday Season (2012)

    December 15 to December 31, 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 5 pm on weekends
    Enjoy a visit to Fort York National Historic Site this festive season. Sample some 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 that special gift for all ages and interests.
    Regular admission.
    Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass (MAP) are not valid from Dec 1, 2012 to Jan 6, 2013.

  • Christmas Mince Pies (2012)

    Sun. December 2, 11 am to 3 pm
    Learn how to make traditional mincemeat pies using authentic recipes and equipment in the Officers’ Mess kitchen. Lunch, recipes, and mince pies to take home are included.
    Space is limited to a maximum of 8 participants.
    Admission $40 + tax.
    For more information or to pre-register call 416-392-6907 x225.

  • An Elegant Trifle (2012)

    Sun. November 25, 11 am to 3 pm
    Join us in the 1826 Officers’ Mess kitchen to discover the origins of this delicious many- layered dessert. Using traditional recipes and techniques from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, you will learn how to build a beautiful trifle. Lunch, recipes, and samples are included. Space is limited to a maximum of 8 participants, so sign up today.
    Admission $60 + tax.
    For more information or to pre-register call 416-392-6907 x225.