Sunday, July 1, 10 am to 5 pm
Fort York, birthplace of urban Toronto, will celebrate Canada Day with a day-long, all-ages celebration packed with family-friendly activities, demonstrations, tours and performances. In addition to flag raising and flag lowering ceremonies, the Fort York Summer Guard, dressed as members of the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry (circa 1815), will perform demonstrations of musketry, artillery, and fife and drum music. Children can enjoy a drill activity, music classes and a scavenger hunt. The fort's volunteer historic cooks will demonstrate period-specific cooking methods and recipes in the historic kitchen—allowing visitors to see, hear and taste what life must have been like for the fort's first garrisons. Free guided tours of barracks and fortifications will focus on the evolution and history of the original western entrance into Toronto harbour and highlight the lives of soldiers and officers at Fort York.