• Toronto Soup Festival

    Garrison Common
    Saturday, Oct 20, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Sunday, Oct 21, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Ticketed Event

    A two-day outdoor festival serving up the best soups in the city, all in support of Second Harvest. This inaugural food festival will feature local restaurants and artisans who will be selling their custom creations or tried-and-tested trues. You’ll be able to vote for your favourite soup to crown the People’s Choice. Bring the family down to sip and savour sample-sized helpings and enjoy myriad flavours from around the world. You’ll also find music and an autumn campfire. #SoupFestivalTO

    Please note: This is a third-party event. Fort York will be open from 10 am to 5 pm; regular admission applies.

  • Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours (2018)

    October 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Ticketed Event

    Hear chilling tales on a lantern tour of Fort York and its spooky historic surroundings. Learn about the haunted lighthouse, the bloody Battle of York and even more eerie history as we explore nearby military burial grounds. This is not recommended for children under 8 years of age (it’s that good). Complimentary refreshments included.

    Advance tickets $13.27 + tax are required.


  • Remembrance Day (2018)

    Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery (west end of Garrison Common)
    Sunday, November 11, 10:45 am

    Fort York National Historic Site and the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) are proud to present one of the city's most evocative Remembrance Day services. Commencing at 10:45 from the west gate of Fort York, a procession led by period uniformed military staff and standard bearers of the IODE will make its way to the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, where the public is gathered. There, at the eleventh hour, all soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812 and all of Canada’s wars since will be remembered and honoured.

    Admission is free.

  • Frost Fair (2018)

    Saturday, December 1, 10 am to 5 pm

    Have some holiday fun with the whole family at historic Fort York. Shop for unique gifts made by local artisans, including jewellery, heritage-inspired reproductions and holiday greenery. Enjoy military and musical demonstrations alongside children's drill sessions, games, crafts and dress-up. Print your own Frost Fair souvenir on a Mackenzie House press. Visit our Volunteer Historic Cooks to sample period recipes and stop by the Heritage Café for lunch.

    Admission is free.

  • The Cook's Apprentice (2018)

    Saturday, December 8, 1 pm to 3:30 pm – Ticketed Event

    Kids aged 8 to 12 learn to bake traditional cakes, biscuits and confections in the historic kitchen of the officers’ mess. Recipes include iced Queen Cakes, Gingerbread, Peppermint Drops and a delicious breakfast griddle cake for the holidays. There will be a recipe package and samples to take home.

    Advance tickets $30 + tax required.
    Fort York remains open; regular admission applies.

  • Gingerbread Make & Bake (2018)

    December 27 to 31, 11 am and 2 pm

    In this hands-on workshop, kids (aged 4 and up) will use period cooking utensils and tools to sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves or allspice, pound sugar, and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800s gingerbread recipe. Samples can be taken home – if they last that long! Each workshop is limited to 15 children. Sign up in the Museum Store when you arrive.

    The only cost is regular admission to Fort York.

  • GetLoud: Rally, March and Celebrate for SickKids Foundation

    Fort York Garrison Common
    Saturday, September 29, 12 pm to 4 pm
    The SickKids Foundation 5 km walk culminates in a festival at Fort York featuring chart-topping bands on the main stage, an amazing BBQ-style spread featuring Toronto’s best food trucks, and a beer tent for a post-march pint. Family activities include pony rides, rock climbing, arts and crafts, a Kids' Stage, and much more.
    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.

  • National Indigenous Peoples Day and Indigenous Arts Festival (2018)

    Thursday, June 21 to Sunday, June 24, times and admissions vary
    Presented by Fort York and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, National Indigenous Peoples Day followed by the Indigenous Arts Festival will celebrate Indigenous culture. Plan to spend the days under open skies in downtown Toronto enjoying traditional and contemporary music, educational programming, storytelling, dance, theatre and food. This series of events will energize the grounds of the National Historic Site with compelling creations by Indigenous artists.

  • Na-Me-Res Annual Traditional Pow Wow (2018)

    Saturday, June 23, 12 pm to 4 pm
    Free Admission
    The Native Men’s Residence (Na-Me-Res) Annual Traditional Pow Wow is held to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day on the Summer Solstice. The event features a sunrise ceremony, a Grand Entry at 12:00 pm, traditional dancing, drumming, craft vendors, and a community feast to end the day.

  • Indigenous Day Live with APTN (2018)

    Saturday, June 23
    Preshow 5:30 pm to 7 pm
    Main Stage 7 pm to 10 pm
    Free Admission
    The Aboriginal People's Television Network's (APTN) Indigenous Day Live has been delighting audiences since 2007. This event will feature some of the biggest names in Indigenous music and television, including JUNO Award winners and on-the-rise artists. Indigenous Day Live will showcase talent from all genres, regions and nations, ensuring the recognition and inclusion of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.