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Fort York National Historic Site

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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bassclef427
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Start at the Visitor Centre to understand the War of 1812 and the Battle of York on April 27, 1813. $14 entrance fee.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ImaMY
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MatureBackpacker
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

this was one of the sweetest museums I have been to. Incredible history of Toronto. wonderful architecture. And, we noticed a public ice skating place nearby that was so charming.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank flowersngardensss
Reviewed December 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sun 19 July, 7am, Dear Michael: 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
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