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
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.

Cooking with Hannah Glasse - Part 2 - Historic Cooking Class - October 23

Historic Cooking Classes in the 1826 Officers' Mess Kitchen
Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hannah Glasse was the best known British cookery writer of the 18th century.  Using recipes from The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747) and The Complete Confectioner (1760) you will learn to create delicious historical dishes using Hannah's recipes. 

$75 + HST.  Lunch and recipe package included. 

Pre-registration and payment required.  To register please call 416-392-7484.

Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours - October 26, 27 & 28

October 26, 27 & 28, 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, the lantern tour should not be missed. You will also visit two military cemeteries near the Fort. This event is not recommended for children under 8 yrs. Complimentary refreshments are included. Pre-registration is required. Please call 416-392-7484 for more information or to pre-register. $12.50 plus tax per person. 

Remembrance Day Ceremony - November 11 - Begins at 10:45 a.m.

Remembrance Day Commemoration
Friday, 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.

Frost Fair - December 3

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It's time to celebrate Frost Fair at Fort York!

Stroll through Canada's largest collection of War of 1812 buildings, where you can shop for unique gifts made by local artisans; including jewelry, heritage inspired reproductions, and holiday greenery. There is much to do for the whole family; including children's drill workshops, dress-up, games and crafts. Visit the Mackenzie House Museum proof press to print your very own Frost Fair souvenir. Enjoy military demonstrations as well as demonstrations by the York Regency Dancers. Visit with the Volunteer Historic Cooks in our Officers' Mess Kitchen to sample late 18th and early 19th century recipes. Or, stop by our Heritage Café to buy lunch!

Regular admission applies.