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Explore Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and take part in year-round special events on this 43-acre site.. Built in 1793, Fort York National Historic Site is the birthplace of urban Toronto. It is best known as the...more
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250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9, Canada
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Fort York is located east of the Downtown area in Toronto. It’s easily walkable from (say) Union Station - straight along Front St then follow the signs. Entry fee is $14 and inside it’s a small green area with a collection of huts - some...More
Fort York was a strategically important military installation prior to and after the American Revolution. Under British/Canadian and US control during this period. During the War of 1812 (April 1813 to be exact) US forces wrested control of the Fort from the Brits, Canadians, and...More
Tucked in between rail lines, and monster highways is this little piece of important Canadian history. Well preserved, well presented and worth the history lesson regarding the battle between England and the unites States.
The visitor center is bright and very informative. Fort York does...More
Don't miss this special historic site near the lake, critical to learning about the roots of Canadian history. Dynamic new exhibits in the visitor center add to the classic re-enactor demonstrations. Meet the staff and volunteers to discover what makes this site so important.
Just as you go through the gift shop entrance, there are rooms on the left, in one of them there are hanging soldiers outfits, jackets and such. It is OK to put them off to take photos in them. This was the highlight of our...More
On a freezing day in sub-zero temperatues I wondered what I was doing in an outside venue, but it was bright and sunny which made the visit good. As you'd expect few people around in winter; probably more lively in summer, but at least I...More
Its amazing to see such an important part of Toronto and Canadian history alive in downtown Toronto. You feel as if you have truly entered a different century. Surrounded by Toronto's condo's its now a place of serenity...except when they set off the cannons LOL
Fort York is a historic site of military fortifications in present-day Toronto. It was built by the British with Canadian militia troops just west of Garrison Greek on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to defend the...More
Sun 19 July, 7am,
Yes I entered through the south gate, the Visitor Centre. I addressed the lady at the admission desk, and do not remember the exact conversation, but I asked if the Native Festival was... More
Sun 19 July, 7am,
Yes I entered through the south gate, the Visitor Centre. I addressed the lady at the admission desk, and do not remember the exact conversation, but I asked if the Native Festival was free, and she answered, no, I had to pay admission. I showed her the Festival flyer, and said the internet website said the Festival was free, to which she replied, yes the Festival was free, but it was being held outside the Fort, and if I went into the Fort I would have to pay admission. Perhaps she misunderstood me. It seems one group of persons at FY did not know what the group was doing.
"It is fully accessible..." - if you can reach it! I am physically fit, and only need a cane occasionally. I can walk down the stairs from Bathurst Street, around the construction fences and construction equipment, the lawn, and the rest or the obstacle course, but what about a man in a wheelchair, or a woman with a walker? If the East Gate was open, handicapped persons could have simply walked in. It is a good thing I made a reconnaissance before I brought any of Evangel Hall's other residents!