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

The Bliss Ball - Sept. 20

Presented by The Dilawri Foundation
Fort York Garrison Common
September 20
In benefit of the SickKids Patient Ameities Fund, the Dilawri Foundation will bring a star-studded list of personalities, celebrities, and philanthropic families together for the 3rd annual Bliss Ball.

For more information and tickets, please visit

The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure - Sept. 27

The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure for SickKids!
Saturday, September 27 - All Day

Take on the challenge of a new adventure walk, unlike anything Toronto’s ever seen. The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure is a full day of FUN, designed so everyone and anyone can participate, from kids to kids-at-heart, 0-99 years young! Babies in strollers, gran & gramps, families, friends, co-workers and corporations.

Participants will become our ‘Campers’. Our teams will become Cabins. Join in a challenge-by choice walk along a planned route – all the way up to 20 km. It’s up to you how far you go. Play, make new friends, get creative, get sticky, sing and cheer at campsites along the way. All in support of SickKids Hospital.

Register online at or by phone at 416-4-4KEEPS(445-3377).

Please Note: Fort York will be closed to the general public all day on Saturday, September 27 for this special event 

Recipe For Victory – GREAT WAR FOOD SYMPOSIUM - Sept. 28

Sunday, September 28, 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Keynote Speaker:
Andrew Robertshaw

Fort York National Historic Site, in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada, present a special food symposium that explores the fascinating history of domestic and military food and beverages during The Great War. The day will be filled with panel discussions, Great War-era cooking demos, including a re-constructed Aldershot Oven, period displays, butter-tart tasting with Elizabeth Baird and more! Guest speakers include Dorothy Duncan, Liz Driver, and Madeleine Kloske.

Our Keynote Speaker, Andrew Robertshaw, is  a noted BBC personality, military culinary historian and author of Feeding Tommy: Battlefield Recipes from The Great War, 24HR Trench and Frontline Cookbook, Battlefield Recipes from the Second World War.

Click here for the full event schedule

Pre-registration and payment required.
Early Bird Fee until September 12: $65. After September 12: $75.
Prices include tax.

To register please call 416-392-6907 ext. 221

Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours - Various Dates

October 17, 18, 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