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  • Schooners to Skyscrapers: The History of the Fort York Neighbourhood

    Saturday, August 10, 10:30 am to 12 pm
    Sunday, August 11, 11 am to 12:30 pm

    Join historical interpreter Samantha Horne on this walking tour showcasing the landmarks of Fort York’s immediate neighbourhood. Find the architectural vestiges of bygone eras of warfare, industry and sport that remind us not only of the history, but also the ongoing development, of the bustling Fort York Neighbourhood. Sign up for the tour here.

    FREE, including a complimentary admission to Fort York National Historic Site after the tour.

  • After the War (Temporary Exhibition)

    August 15 to September 2, 10 am to 5 pm
    September 3 to 30, Weekdays 10 am to 4 pm, Weekends 10 am to 5 pm

    The Canadian Centre for the Great War’s new travelling exhibition After the War: Coming Home and Fitting in at the End of the Great War looks at the efforts made by Canadian society to support over 600,000 former members of the armed forces as they met the challenges of reintegrating into a society that, in many ways, only resembled the one they had left in 1914.

  • From Pollinators to Produce: Exploring a Heritage Kitchen Garden

    Sunday, August 18 Tours at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

    This walking tour of Fort York’s historic kitchen garden includes a honey-tasting from the beehives operated at the fort by Toronto Honeys. Along the way, you will learn about some of the changes to the natural environment of the fort – changes to Toronto’s founding landscape – from 1812 to the present.

    FREE with regular admission.

  • Campaign Cooking

    Sunday, August 25, 10 am to 4:30 pm

    It’s often said that an army marches on its stomach, and this was known also by the soldiers who fought in the War of 1812. In this unique program, watch ongoing demonstrations of campaign cooking and sample recipes made using historic cookbooks.

    FREE with regular admission.

  • The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer (2019)

    Saturday, September 7, 10 am to 6 pm

    Thousands of walkers will take to the streets of Toronto and challenge themselves to raise vital funds for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research organizations in the world. Sign up to walk here.

    Please note: This is a third-party event. Fort York open as usual, 10 am to 5 pm, regular admission.

  • War Footing: Toronto and the Second World War

    Sunday, September 8, 11 am

    To commemorate the 80th anniversary of mobilization, this walking tour will explore some of Toronto’s most popular new neighbourhoods and explain how these areas served a very different purpose during the Second World War. Where many Torontonians now live was once the very heart of Toronto’s war industry, whose vast output supported Canada’s oversized involvement in the conflict.

    FREE, with complimentary admission to Fort York after the tour.

  • The Bentway Block Party

    Sunday, July 7, 12 pm to 10 pm 

    The Bentway Block Party is back for a second year under the Gardiner. This family-friendly day-long party includes new art installations, musical performances, crazy games, fabulous foods and and much, much more. Find the details here.        

    Please note:This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open as usual,10 am to 5 pm, regular admission.

     

  • A City Mobilizes: The Second World War in Toronto

    September 21 and 22, 10 am to 5 pm 

    Canada declared war in September of 1939, galvanizing the city’s military, civilian, industrial and commercial interests. Connecting Torontonians to the sacrifice of Canadians in the war, this event marks the 80th anniversary of mobilization, noting especially the contributions of women, Indigenous peoples and the Home Front. The 80th anniversary marks a great chance to pay homage to those veterans who are still with us. There will be ongoing presentations of material culture, food and dance as well as displays of period vehicles, uniforms and equipment throughout the weekend.

    FREE admission all weekend

  • SickKids GetLoud

    Saturday, September 28, 10 am to 4 pm

    Make some serious noise for SickKids! GetLoud is a march capped by a festival. It’s families, friends, colleagues and supporters rallying for SickKids. We’re building a new Hospital for Sick Children, and it’s going to take all of us. Register with SickKids Foundation.

    Please note:This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open as usual, 10 am to 5 pm, regular admission.

  • The Big Draw

    September 28 and 29, 10 am to 5 pm

    Fort York has always attracted artists – amateurs and professionals alike. Even before 1800, artists such as Elizabeth Simcoe made sketches and paintings of the town and the garrison, chronicling the history of the neighbourhood and the waterfront. The fort remained a popular subject for artists throughout the 20th century. This weekend Fort York invites artists of all ages and abilities to continue the long-standing tradition of sketching and painting at this National Historic Site. It’s part an international festival of art; learn more here.

    FREE admission all weekend