Fort York National Historic Site

Events at Fort York

Take part in year-round special events on this 43-acre site. From historic cooking classes for 8 people to huge outdoor concerts for thousands, Fort York offers activities that appeal to everyone.

Please note: Due to the construction of our new Visitor Centre, Fort York can only be accessed from Garrison Rd. via the west bound lane of Fleet St., between Fort York Blvd. and Strachan Ave. Click here to get the most up-to-date information on site access during construction.

Don't miss these great events at Fort York. Contact us at 416-392-6907 or

Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours - Various Dates

October 24 & 25
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tour the grounds of Fort York at night, and hear stories about this national treasure and the history that surrounds it. From the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York, don't miss this great event. The tour will also visit two military cemeteries near the Fort. This event is not recommended for under 8 yrs.

Complimentary refreshments. Pre-registration is required. $12.50 plus tax per person.

Please call 416 392 6907 x 221


Historical Cooking Class: Pastry Making Part II - Oct. 26

 Sunday, October 26, 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Join us in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen where participants will prepare (and sample!) a variety of delicious 18th and early 19th century dishes.

$75 plus tax.  Pre-registration and payment required.

For class information please call: Bridget Wranich at 416 392 6907 ext. 225

To register, call: 416 392 6907 ext. 221 


Remembrance Day - Nov. 11

Tuesday, November 11, 10:45 a.m.
Fort York National Historic Site and the Toronto Municipal Chapter IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) are proud to present one of this City's most evocative Remembrance Day Services at the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery on Garrison Common. Commencing at 10:45 am from the west gate of Fort York, a processional, led by period uniformed military staff and standard bearers of the IODE, will make their way to the adjacent Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, where the public will be gathered. There, at the eleventh hour, all soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812; The Rebellion Crises; The Crimean War; Northwest Rebellion; South African (Boer) War; the two World Wars and recent conflicts around the globe will be remembered and honoured. Please join us.

Historic Cooking Class: Christmas Fayre - Nov. 16

Sunday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas has been celebrated with food for centuries. Using period recipes and techniques in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen, participants will discover, make and taste historic recipes for Sawse Madame from The Forme of Cury, 1390 (a Roast Goose), an 18th-century Plum Pottage, and a 19th-century Plum Pudding with pudding sauce.

Lunch and recipe package included. Pre-registration and payment required
$75 plus tax per person.
416-392-6907 ext. 221