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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 #87 of 310 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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Elgin, Texas
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171 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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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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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107 helpful votes 107 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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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32 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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76 helpful votes 76 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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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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