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The Winter Season at Fort York

Weekdays, 10 am to 4 pm
Weekends, 10 am to 5 pm

Enjoy the winter landscape at Fort York National Historic Site, open seven days a week! Discover the quiet beauty of the fort’s original 1812-era buildings blanketed in snow. Warm up with a hot drink and some baking from the fort’s historic kitchen while shopping in the Canteen, where non-digital books, inexpensive toys and 18th-century pastimes abound. Explore the indoor exhibits of historic buildings. In the sleek new Visitor Centre see a brief introduction on film to the fort’s history and then experience the excitement of a multi-media Battle of York.

Regular admission: Adults: $12.40; Seniors: $8.85; Youths: $7.10; Children: $5.30 plus tax; Children 5 and under are free.

Bring your skates! The Bentway @ Fort York skating trail in front of the Visitor Centre is open until February 18, Family Day. Visit www.bentway.ca for hours of operation.

Save The Great Lakes Presentation

January 30, 7:00 pm
Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Presented by The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common
Hosted by Fort York National Historic Site

Learn about conservation of the Great Lakes and the efforts being taken to improve water quality. Presentation by Michael Goffin, Regional Director General for Environment and Climate Change Canada. How clean is our water? Find out what you can do to keep our lakes beautiful.

Free event. Q&A following the presentation.
Complimentary drinks will be served.

Family Winter Fun Day (2019)

Monday, February 18
Fort York Historic Buildings: 10 am to 5 pm
Fort York Visitor Centre: 10 am to 9 pm

Explore the history of Toronto with all kinds of hands-on activities, pop-up shows and multi-dimensional exhibits at Fort York National Historic Site. During the day, visit the fort’s 1826 historic kitchen and sample some baking and hot chocolate from the original stone hearth. Blue Barracks Hall will be an amazing scene of crafts and family fun brought down to the fort from museums all across the city, including Gibson House, Spadina Museum, Montgomery’s Inn, Todmorden Mills and Mackenzie House. In the evening, stay warm in the Fort York Visitor Centre with family-friendly performances, activities and face painting. Make sure to bring your skates – The Bentway @ Fort York skating trail will be open until 9 pm.


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