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.

The Cook's Apprentice - Historical Cooking Workshop for Kids ages 8 to 12 - Dec. 10

For Ages 8 to 12 years
Saturday, December 10
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Young people learn to bake traditional cakes, biscuits and confections in the Officers' historic kitchen. Recipes include iced Queen Cakes, Gingerbread, Peppermint Drops and a delicious breakfast griddle cake for the holidays. Recipe package and tastes to take home. Pre-registration and payment required.

$30 plus tax per child

To register please call 416-392-7484. 


Gingerbread Make and Bake! Fun for Kids during your Tour - Dec. 27 to 31

Extra fun for Kids at Fort York (ages 4 and up)
December 27 to 31 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
While you enjoy a tour of Fort York your kids can join the cooks in the Officers' Mess kitchen to create traditional gingerbread cookies. In this hands-on workshop, kids will use period cooking utensils and tools to sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves or allspice, pound sugar and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800's gingerbread recipe. Samples can be taken home - if they last that long! Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Sign up in the Museum Store when you arrive.

Included in regular admission.

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.

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.