Plan Your Visit

Fall/Winter/Spring (September – June)fort-york-west-gate
Fort York is open year round, and visitors are welcome at all times. This time of year, the fort is very busy with special programmes for booked groups. These programs last from one hour to two days, and are designed for students from kindergarten to grade twelve. Education programmes provide a fun and exciting way for students to learn about their nation's history. For further information call the fort at 416-392-6907.

The special event highlight for the winter season is the March Break programme. Watch the Events section for further information and more exciting events to come.

Summer Months (July/August)
Each summer the fort comes alive with activity. There is something for everyone, from the enthusiastic history buff to a family on an afternoon outing. Fort York is a great value for visitors looking to have a good time and learn something about Toronto's rich history. Some of the summer highlights include:

  • Guided tours highlighting the lives of soldiers and officers at Fort York
  • Fort York Guard demonstrations every hour on the half hour
  • Cooking demonstrations (and tasting)
  • Museum exhibits

The daily summer schedule (below) may change from time to time due to inclement weather or other circumstances. Please call ahead at 416-392-6907 to ensure that scheduled activities will occur on the day of your visit.
Don't miss out on the summer's fantastic special events including Victoria Day, Canada Day, and Simcoe Day. For more information on these and other events check the Events section of this site.
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Visitor Information

Due to the resurfacing of Garrison Rd. there will be NO public access to the historic fort from the west (this includes the Strachan Ave stairs through the Garrison Common). Furthermore there will be NO public access to the fort from the Fort York Visitor Centre. All guests to Fort York are required to enter the site via the East Gate located on the west side of Bathurst St just north of the intersection with Fort York Blvd. After entering the East Gate guests should proceed to the Canteen at the opposite (west) side of the fort to pay admission.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact Fort York National Historic Site in advance of your visit at: 416-392-6907, daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm or email Fort York at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..