• 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.

  • Remembrance Day (2012)

    Sun. November 11, 10:45 am for the procession 
    All soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812, the Rebellion Crises, the Crimean War, the Northwest Rebellion, the South African (Boer) War; the two World Wars, and recent conflicts around the globe will be remembered and honoured at one of this city’s most evocative Remembrance Day services at the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Road.
    Free admission to the ceremony, and free admission to the fort until 12:30 pm.

  • Citizenship Ceremony (2012)

    Fri. November 9, 10 am to 12 noon
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, in partnership with Fort York’s volunteer Citizenship Committee and Fort York National Historic Site, will host candidates for citizenship at round-table discussions and a special community ceremony at the fort.
    Free admission to the fort until 12:30 pm.

  • Fort York after Dark Lantern Tours (2012)

    Tues. to Sat. October 23 to 27, 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 during the War of 1812.The tour will also visit two military cemeteries near the fort, in particular Victoria Memorial Square, the oldest surviving European burying ground in Toronto. Not recommended for children under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments.
    Admission $12.50 + tax. Pre-registration required.
    Call 416-392-6907 x221.

  • Best before 1812: A Bicentennial Food Symposium (2012)

    Sat. October 20, 10 am to 2:30 pm
    Experience a taste of our shared past. This all-day food symposium will feature demonstrations, discussions, and samples of 19th century French, British, North American, and First Nations cooking styles.
    Admission $40 + tax.  Pre-registration required.
    Call 416-392-6907 x221.

  • Isaac Brock: Pro Patria Mori (2012)

    Fri. to Sun. October 12, 13, 14, 10 am to 4 pm
    Marking the 200th anniversary of Brock’s death, this mini-exhibit looks at his career and legacy in Canada. Among the rare artifacts on display is the charge of arms granted to Brock in 1813, an object never before exhibited to the public.
    Included with regular admission.

  • The Untold Stories of the War of 1812: Lecture Series (2012)

    Thurs. October 4, 11, 18, 25, 7 pm 
    You know Secord and Brock but do you know the untold stories of the War of 1812? Come to Fort York over four weeks to hear these experts:
    Oct 4  Major John Grodzinski with Anthony Wilson-Smith “The Saviour of all the Canadas: The Leadership of Lieutenant-General Sir George Prevost during the War of 1812”
    Oct 11  Dr. Melissane Schrems and Dr. Henry Bishop with Rosemary Sadlier “Fighting for Legitimacy: Black Military Service in the War of 1812”
    Oct 18 Dr. Ross Fair and Maria Moncour “Saints or Sinners: Canadians, Americans and the War of 1812”
    Oct 25  Dr. Susan Hill and Dr. Jane Errington “Uneasy Alliances: First Nations and Canadians and the War of 1812”
    Visit for more information.
    Admission $10 + tax. Pre-registration not required.
    To purchase tickets, call 416-392-6907 x221.

  • 1812 Films under the Stars (2012)

    Wed. October 3, 10, 17, 7 pm 
    Enjoy three weeks of 1812 films under the stars:
    Oct 3  Premiere of the CBC documentary - The War of 1812: Been There Won That
    Oct 10  PBS - The War of 1812
    Oct 17  Explosion 1812 Presented by HISTORY® in association with yap films, the film is an in-depth exploration of what happened during the Battle of York on April 27, 1813, with a focus on the huge explosion of the Grand Magazine at Fort York.
    Free admission, shown in the open air.