• Meagan’s Walk (2016)

    Sat. May 7
    Since its inception in 2001 Meagan’s Walk has raised more than $4 million for groundbreaking research on the care of and outcomes for young brain tumour patients around the world. The signature event is a 5km walk starting at Fort York which culminates with thousands of people joining hands to encircle the Hospital for Sick Children in one large hug, sending strength and love to those within.

  • Ontario Model Soldier Society Show and Sale (2016)

    Sat. May 14, 10 am to 5 pm
    All ages will enjoy the Society’s annual show and competition: demonstrations of casting and painting; displays of connoisseur figures, dioramas, and tableaux of more than a thousand pieces. Many vendors will be offering toy soldiers for sale.
    Free with regular admission

  • World Fiddle Day in Toronto (2016)

    Sat. May 21, 10 am to 6 pm
    Fort York welcomes a day-long celebration of bows on strings as players from several traditions teach and perform, leading up to our community "Around-the-World Jam" where players of all levels bow their way through forty tunes from twenty-five countries.
    Visit for music, practice sessions at Long & McQuade, and
    more information.

  • Victoria Day @ Fort York (2016)

    Mon. May 23, 10 am to 5 pm
    What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto. Tours, kids’ activities, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking, and English country dancing.
    Regular admission

  • Doors Open Toronto (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. May 28 and 29, 10 am to 5 pm
    Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings, or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site.
    Saturday is Artillery Day featuring displays of historic and modern guns and demonstrations, presentations, and firing through the day.
    Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the 48th Highlanders of Canada at the Tattoo on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 pm
    Free admission all weekend

  • Field Trip (2016)

    Sat. and Sun. June 4 and 5
    Toronto’s downtown community music and arts festival.

  • Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York (2016)

    Fri. to Sun. June 17 to 19
    Energizing Fort York with powerful traditions and contemporary creations the 4th annual festival celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and food by Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. Produced by Fort York in collaboration with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

  • Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor PowWow (2016)

    Sat. June 18, 12 noon to 5:30 pm
    Native Men’s Residence Traditional PowWow is held to recognize National Aboriginal History Month. The event features traditional dancing, drumming, feast, giveaway, kids’ area, and craft vendors. More than one hundred traditional dancers are expected to participate. The day begins with a sunrise ceremony and the Grand Entry takes place at 12 noon.

  • Taste of Toronto (2016)

    Thurs. to Sun. June 23 to 26, times vary
    Fort York is hosting upwards of 20,000 visitors across four days. Featuring world-class chefs, Toronto’s top restaurants, and over 70 exhibitors, this is foodie heaven.

  • Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy (2015)

    Sun. October 4 to Sat. November 7
    Sat. to Tues. 10 am to 4 pm, Wed. to Fri. 10 am to 8 pm
    Visitor Centre
    This year marks the 800th anniversary of King John of England putting his royal seal on the Magna Carta (the Great Charter) in 1215. The Magna Carta and its companion document, the Charter of the Forest, set the groundwork for many concepts defining democratic life today in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and many other countries. As symbols of justice, they act as reminders that those who govern do so only by the consent of the people. See these remarkable documents and a fascinating exhibition that explains their history and importance as well as an exhibit highlighting persons and events in Toronto who reflected the ideals of Magna Carta.
    Tickets can be purchased on-line at