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.

Don't miss these great events at Fort York. Contact us at 416-392-6907 or fortyork@toronto.ca
Regular Admission: Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth $4.87, Children $3.76 (plus tax)
Children 5 years and under are free. Special event ticket prices may apply for certain events.

Queen Charlotte’s Birthday Ball - January 21

Saturday, January 21, 1 to 10 p.m.
Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball is a re-creation of a significant event in Toronto's history, specifically a Ball offered by the Officers' of the Garrison at York (Fort York) held in Toronto on January 20, 1817

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Our event is a ball which re-creates an early 19th century social gathering and includes instruction in period dance, a guest lecturer, an extensively researched and authentically prepared Georgian supper representing the culinary history of early 19th century Toronto and concludes with an evening of English Country Dancing. This year's dance callers are Tom and Toni Tumbusch. No experience necessary. Costumes welcome. Pre-registration required - please call 416-392-7484. Tickets are $100 plus HST.


Here is a list of dances our callers Tom and Toni Tumbusch plan to select from for the Ball. Please note that this is not the order the dances will be called in. Further, there are more dances listed here than is needed. This will allow our callers the ability to adjust as needed to meet the level of the dancers who attend. 

Please note, there may be revisions.

Proposed dance list (in alphabetical order, not the order in which they will be called):

  • The Comical Fellow
  • The Duke of Kent’s Waltz
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • The Hop Ground
  • Knole Park
  • The Leamington Dance
  • Long Odds
  • The Morning Rout
  • Mutual Love
  • The Physical Snob
  • Ramsgate Assembly
  • Roger de Coverley
  • The Spaniard
  • Sprigs of Laurel for Lord Nelson
  • The Tars of the Victory

Mad for Marmalade, Crazy for Citrus - February 18

Saturday, February 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Fort York National Historic Site in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada for our tenth annual celebration of Marmalade and all things citrus! Enjoy a citrus themed workshop, lunch, guest speakers, tastings and marketplace, or enter the Marmalade Competition. Pre-registration is required. Click here for full details.