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Fort York, Canada
David Madison
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Fort York, Canada

Experience how union soldiers lived and drilled during the 1812 war period.

Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and 1813 battle site. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fort York is open year-round and offers tours, exhibits, period settings, and seasonal demonstrations. During the summer months, the site comes alive with the color and pageantry of the Fort York Guard. Fort York also provides a wide variety of education programs for groups of all ages.

Fort York is a 43-acre national historic site located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Referred to as Toronto’s founding landscape, Fort York National Historic Site is also a Heritage Conservation District, a registered archaeological site, and home to Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings.

As a cornerstone that has witnessed over 200 years of change that saw the Town of York evolve into one of the most multicultural and liveable cities in the world, Fort York also reveals Toronto’s topographic history, industrial development and rail history. The Fort was built as a defence against invasion, became the focus of a significant battle during the War of 1812, and acted as a deterrent against both internal and external threats.

The site offers ongoing programming throughout the year. During the summer months the site comes alive with the colour and pageantry of the Fort York Guard. Discover Fort York’s history, join a tour, take in one of our spectacular events or exhibits, enjoy kids’ and school programs, or rent the facility for your next celebration.



Adults: $14
Seniors (65 +): $10
Youth (13-18 years): $8
Children (6-12 years): $6
Families (Max 2 adults, 3 children): $35
Children 5 and under are free; special events and pre-registered activities are priced separately.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount on general admission. Pre-booking recommended.


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Phone Number416-392-6907
Street250 Fort York Boulevard
CityToronto, Ontario
Zipcode/Postal CodeM5V 3K9
LocationToronto Canada
Season/Time of YearYear Round

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