Directions

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Fort York National Historic Site is located northeast of the Exhibition Place grounds on Fort York Boulevard. The recently completed Visitor Centre is our new front door and is located at 250 Fort York Boulevard. Look for the big red Fort York sign on Fort York Blvd.

By Car

From Gardiner Expressway eastbound: Take the Jameson exit off the Gardiner Expressway to Lakeshore Boulevard. Continue eastbound on Lakeshore Boulevard, past Exhibition Place, turning left on Strachan Avenue. North on Strachan Avenue past Fleet Street. The parking lot is on the north-east corner of Fleet St. and Strachan Avenue. Walk east on Fleet Street and north on Fort York Boulevard to the Visitor Centre.

From Gardiner Expressway westbound: Take the Spadina exit off the Gardiner Expressway and continue westbound on Lakeshore Boulevard. Turn right at Strachan Avenue and continue north past Fleet Street. The parking lot is on the north-east corner of Fleet Street and Strachan Avenue. Walk east on Fleet Street and north on Fort York Boulevard to the Visitor Centre.

Parking while visiting Fort York: Due to significant construction in 2016, the closest available parking is at the corner of Fleet Street and Strachan Avenue.
Access this lot via the westbound lane of Fleet Street and turn right onto Garrison Road (Garrison Road is marked by the 'Old Fort York' archway). This parking lot can also be accessed from Strachan Avenue. Once parked, visitors can walk along Fleet Street to Fort York Boulevard to the Visitor Centre entrance.

Parking at Special Events:
In most cases there will be limited or no public parking available on site during large special events (concerts, festivals). Attendees are encouraged to use transit, bike, and walk to special events.

City of Toronto Maps

By transit

From Bloor Street Subway (Line 2): From Bathurst Station on Line 2, take the Bathurst 511 “Exhibition” streetcar southbound. Exit at Fleet Street and Fort York Boulevard stop. Walk north to the Visitor Centre.

From Union Station (Line 1): At Union Station take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar westbound towards the CNE Exhibition grounds on Fleet Street. Exit streetcar at Fleet Street and Fort York Boulevard stop. Walk north to the Visitor Centre.

From Eglinton West Station (63 Ossington Bus): At Eglinton West Station, board the 63 Ossington Bus Southbound. Proceed southbound to Strachan Avenue, south of King Street. Exit the bus at Strachan Avenue and East Liberty Street and walk south towards the Strachan Avenue stairs at the west end of Fort York.

From Exhibition GO Station: From Exhibition GO Station take the 509 Harbourfront OR 511 Bathurst Streer streetcar and exit streetcar at Fleet Street and Fort York Boulevard stop. Walk north on the west side of Fort York Blvd to the Fort York Visitor Centre.

Go Transit website www.gotransit.com

Toronto Transit Commission's website www.ttc.ca

By Bike

Bike parking is to be installed at the Fort York Visitor Centre, fall 2015. Cyclists are encouraged to use bike rings on the south side of Fort York Boulevard until permanent installations are complete.

From King and Bathurst: From King Street, ride south on Bathurst Street towards Lake Ontario. Cross the Bathurst (Sir Isaac Brock) Bridge and enter Fort York via the East Gate. Please proceed to the Canteen to pay admission. To enter via the main entrance, continue to ride south on Bathurst Street and turn right onto Fort York Boulevard to the Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Boulevard).

From King and Strachan: From King Street ride south on Strachan Avenue towards the lake. Turn left at Fleet Street and follow to Fort York Boulevard. Turn left on Fort York Boulevard and ride east to the Visitor Centre.

From the Martin Goodman Trail: At Lakeshore Boulevard and Strachan Avenue exit the trail and ride north on Strachan to Fleet Street. Turn left at Fleet Street and follow to Fort York Boulevard. Turn right on Fort York Boulevard and ride north to the Visitor Centre.

Bicycle Parking at Special Events: Many large-scale events (concerts, festivals) will have additional bike parking. Please check with the event for more information on special event bike parking.

By Foot

From King and Bathurst: From King Street walk south on Bathurst Street towards Lake Ontario. Cross the Bathurst (Sir Isaac Brock) Bridge and enter Fort York via the East Gate. Please proceed to the Canteen to pay admission. To enter via the main entrance, continue to walk south on Bathurst Street and turn right onto Fort York Boulevard and continue to the Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Boulevard).

From King and Strachan: From King Street walk south on Strachan Avenue towards Lake Ontario. Visitors may either take the Strachan stairs through the Garrison Common to Fort York, or continue south along Strachan Avenue to Fleet Street. Turn left on Fleet Street, left to Fort York Boulevard and then walk north to the Visitor Centre.
Please note: Stairs are steep and not maintained in the winter.

Visitor Information

If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact Fort York National Historic Site in advance of your visit at 416-392-7500, or email Fort York at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Up-to-date information on access, special events and closures can also be found at www.toronto.ca and on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/fortyork.
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