Bicentennial Commemoration Launch (2012)

June 15-24
Enjoy Bicentennial events across the City, as well as at the Fort, that commemorate the Declaration of War in June 1812:

  • Experience the grandeur of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and a new specially commissioned work, as the Luminato Festival presents a free outdoor concert performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in David Pecaut Square.
  • Explore The Encampment at Fort York National Historic Site, an interactive installation by artists Thomas & Guinevere of 200 tents, each detailing the stories and lives of civilians touched by the war. Presented by the City of Toronto and Luminato.
  • Think about the war from the contemporary perspectives of five young multi-media artists in an exhibition at Harbourfront Centre.

For a complete listing of events please check the City of Toronto's Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812 website or