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  • Toronto Vegandale Food Drink Festival

    Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 11 am to 7 pm
    Fort York Garrison Common
    Ticketed Event
    Entering its fourth festival season, the Vegandale Food Drink Festival brings highly curated vegan comfort food and craft brews back to Toronto. https://www.vegandalefest.com/toronto. www.vegandrinkfest.com 
    Please note:This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular admission applies.

  • Summer at Fort York (2018)

    Daily throughout July and August, 10 am to 5 pm
    Thrill to the booming cannon, the firing muskets, the vibrant colours of the uniformed guard and the lively music of the Fort York Drums, a fife & drum corps, all summer long. Visitors will enjoy hourly demonstrations of military music, drill, musketry and artillery performed by students representing the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry, the unit that garrisoned the fort at the end of the War of 1812.
    The program varies daily, so please call (416) 392-6907 for the details.
    Regular admission applies.

  • Parallels: Women Representing the Great War in Canada and Newfoundland

    August 13 to September 3, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    September 4 to September 23, Weekdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm & Weekends 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Fort York Visitor Centre
    Included with Admission
    Though they faced many challenges, female artists in Canada and Newfoundland contributed unique representations of the Great War and its effects on Canadian Society. Presented by the Canadian Centre for the Great War, Parallels explores the wartime and post war contributions of landscape artist Mary Riter Hamilton, sculptor Frances Loring, and portrait photographer Elsie Holloway. This travelling exhibition will culminate with Canada's Hundred Days: A Great War Living History Weekend, September 22 & 23 at Fort York.

  • Camp Wavelength Music & Arts Festival 2018

    Saturday, August 18, 1 pm to 11 pm
    Sunday, August 19, 1 pm to 10 pm
    Fort York Garrison Common
    Ticketed Event
    Camp Wavelength Music & Arts Festival 2018 offers an intimate alternative to the typical summer music festival experience by creating an inclusive, community-oriented atmosphere through diverse, cross-genre programming and immersive arts experiences. In its first year at Fort York Garrison Common, Camp Wavelength will feature Canadian indie musicians Chad VanGaalen, SUUNS, and Mauno, among others. www.wavelengthmusic.ca
    Please note: This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular admission applies.

  • The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer

    Saturday, September 8, 10 am to 6 pm
    Thousands of walkers will take to the streets of Toronto and challenge themselves to walk and raise funds for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. http://toronto.onewalk.ca
    Please note: This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular admission applies.

  • Canada's Hundred Days: A Great War Living History Weekend

    Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    Free Admission
    Discover the remarkable Canadian contribution made in the final days of the First World War. Take in the martial sights and sounds of 100 years ago through military displays and real-time demonstrations of drill and tactics by accurately uniformed First World War re-enactment units. Sample authentic foods from the front line and the home front. Watch ten short films from Toronto's Great War Attic and learn about the amazing contributions made by all Canadians to what they called The War to End All Wars.

    Canada's Hundred Days is supported in part by Veterans Affairs Canada.

  • Community Cleanup Day at Fort York (2018)

    Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 12 pm
    Clean Toronto together! Join over 200,000 residents, students, businesses and community groups as we come together for the 15th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces. Join the team at Fort York to tidy up part of our 43 acres of green space! All who help with the Fort York grounds will get free admission to our museum on the day of the event. We will provide garbage bags, water and coffee. Please provide your own boots, gloves, rakes and/or shovels. Do you want to learn more about the City of Toronto's Community Cleanup?

  • Battle of York Weekend (2018)

    Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 10 am to 5 pm
    Honour the 205th anniversary of the Battle of York fought on April 27, 1813. The Fort comes alive with musket firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Quarters kitchen, site tours and period animation. Kids can try “falling in” for 1812-era soldiering drill!
    Regular admission applies.

  • Spend some time with one of the actual survivors of the Battle of York!

    Now on display in the special collections Vault of the Visitor Centre are the original Regimental Colours of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia, who fought against American invaders at the Battle of York on April 27, 1813. Produced by the young women of York during the War of 1812, they were secreted away to keep them from being seized as a war trophy by American troops. The flags were donated to the City of Toronto in 2009 and have not been seen by the public for many years. After laborious conservation work, they return to the Fort as a testament to what historians have called Toronto's most traumatic day – the attack on, and occupation of, the Town of York. The Visitor Centre now has permanent exhibits telling the story of the Fort's founding, the War of 1812 and a Battle of York audio/visual experience.

  • Battle of York Tour: Walking in Their Footsteps (2018)

    Saturday, April 28, 11 am
    Free Admission
    Meet outside the Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore Blvd W). Tread the same ground of the U.S. Army and York’s defenders as you follow the guided tour Walking in Their Footsteps. This 1.5-hour walking tour will trace the course and events of the battle which took place on April 27, 1813. Led by staff and volunteers, there will be 5 stops along the way. At each of these stops, a speaker will give a 10-minute presentation on the details of the battle at that point. The walking tour is free and will continue rain or shine.