Our Vision

ourvision 1It is our hope that Torontonians and visitors will come to understand and enjoy a revitalized Fort York National Historic Site as the place where Toronto was founded in 1793 and, twenty years later, where an important chapter in Canadian history was written when the Americans attacked York. The rebuilding of the fort after the war produced some of Toronto's earliest architecture set in a cultural landscape containing some of the city's most significant archaeological resources.

A revitalized site will include a restoration of the historic buildings so they may be open to the public; a Visitor Centre to orient visitors to the site and support educational, historical, and community programs; a recovery of cultural elements and topographic features in the landscape; and the creation of a system of parks and open spaces connecting Fort York with the adjoining neighbourhoods and the waterfront.