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Fort York

100 Garrison Rd. | At Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9, Canada
416 392 6907
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Ranked #89 of 309 attractions in Toronto
Type: Military Museums
Traveler Description: Modern Toronto began in 1793 when a garrison was built on the present site of Fort York.     Open year round for everyone's enjoyment, Fort York... more »
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Tallahassee, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
115 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A very interesting site in the midst of glass and steel. It is a bit hard to find at the moment. The signage is not perfectly clear where to drive to. Be prepared to pay to park with either a credit card or coins. The staff are very knowledgable and friendly. There are hourly tours that are given by a... More

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Columbus
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect when we trudged over from our hotel to start a week in Toronto. My kids, 8 and 10, were skeptical. But we loved it! Not overrun, staffed with young, super helpful and friendly people. Lots of room for kids to run around, try on clothes, jump in bunks, try cookies made over an open fire,... More

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Haifa
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

For those of you who are historians and history buffs, Fort York provides an interesting peek into Toronto's, formerly York's, past. If you are well versed into world history and accustomed to fantastic historical sites in Europe or Israel, you may be disappointed. However, if you temper your expectations and put things into the context of the relatively young New... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Visited this week. Did not know very much about the Fort before i went and was really surprised at how much I enjoyed my visit. Some of the buildings are the actual buildings that existed in the early 1800s. Took the guided tour which was a smart choice given the fact I did not know anything about the history of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I happened to be near Ft. York the day before Canada Day (July 01). It's not much really and probably does not feature high in tourist guide books. But it is one of the very few sites in Toronto that gives a visitor a little insight into Toronto's earliest years. The Fort is located a bit off downtown, at the... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I thought Fort York was a great thing to see while we were in Toronto. We found it accidentally, while browsing through a tourist brochure, and then made sure we made time to visit it. I personally liked that it was surrounded by skyscrapers. Yes, the pictures you take will be "ruined" because of the fact that the city is... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I have to preface my comments with the comment that I am a great history buff! I love this place and have amazing memories of spending a night there when I was in grade six. This time I took two of my daughters, aged 11 and 9, they liked the place, but were far from as enthralled as I always... More

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Limburg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Fort York is probably the most historic place of Toronto. Its history is really interesting. However, it is surrouded by skycrapers, railway tracks and a freeway. So unfortunately this makes the fort look rediculous and it is impossible to take good pictures without an anoying background. If you are interested in history, make sure to visit the fort during your... More

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Lodi, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stumbled upon Fort York in Toronto and glad we did. Packed with history and items from the fort and War of 1812. We were the only ones there, we even had 2 hedge hogs run out in front of us! Must see if you like history.

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

If your into Forts, then it's worth a trip. Make sure you go when there are event going on otherwise it can be boring

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