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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 #85 of 313 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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Port Perry, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After visiting For Henry the week before, I won't lie, Fort York was a little disappointing. Make sure you have transportation in and out of the 'fort' because it is totally off the beaten path and there are no taxis waiting. Kind of silly when you're looking for tourists if you ask me. We got there in the morning and... More

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Nobleton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions about the Fort, the War, and Historic Toronto. It's not a tour around the Fort, but rather a short presentation and Q&A about some aspects of the war. Every tour is different if you want to stick around and listen to an hourly tour. The rest of the... More

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Elgin, Texas
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173 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Took the granddaughter on Canada Day to get a little history about the War of 1812. Pleasantly surprised that no admission fee was charged and there were activities for children and adults. Take one of the free tours. Still one of my favorite places to visit while in Toronto.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really liked this historical sight. It was a good value and the guides were friendly. Plan to spend hours and wear comfy shoes.

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34 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This marvellous historic site is just about managing to hold on as urban Toronto surrounds and overpowers, the guide said that it was only narrowly saved from being cleared to make way for the Gardiner Expressway. As Brits, we were surprised that the good folks of Toronto don't make more of this important piece of their history. The staff were... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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112 helpful votes 112 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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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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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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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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104 helpful votes 104 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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