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. Click here for admission prices and hours of operation.

Toronto Festival of Beer Spring Session - May 20 & 21

Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21, 12 to 7 p.m.
Toronto's Festival of Beer returns to Fort York Garrison Common with Spring Sessions on the May Two-Four Long Weekend. Great brews, tasty food and cottage vibes featuring acoustic Campfire Session performances from Elliott Brood and The Trews! Tickets available at www.beerfestival.ca

Victoria Day - May 22

Monday, May 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto? Take tours, kids enjoy activities such as soldier's drill, see demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto as well as English country dancing. Regular admission applies.

Doors Open Toronto - May 27 & 28

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site. Admission is FREE.

Artillery Day (in conjunction with Doors Open Toronto) - May 27

Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for Artillery Day at Fort York and see displays of historic and modern guns from the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Petawawa, Ontario), the 7th Toronto Regiment (Royal Canadian Artillery) along with Fort York's own on-site collection of original garrison guns from the War of 1812 and Victorian eras. Demonstrations, presentations and firing through the day. The Fort is also participating in Doors Open Toronto, the City's annual celebration of history and architecture. In addition to the Artillery Day programming, enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest and original War of 1812 buildings. Admission is FREE.

Field Trip Music and Arts Festival - June 3 & 4

Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4
Toronto’s boutique community music and arts festival will be headlined by celebrated Canadian music collective Broken Social Scene and international rock act Phoenix. Other highlights include Ottawa-based DJ crew A Tribe Called Red, Canadian indie favourite Feist, Portugal. The Man, Toronto's own BADBADNOTGOOD, Thundercat, and singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow. Children 12 and under are free with an adult ticket-holder. Single day tickets and weekend passes available at fieldtriplife.com

Please note: Fort York's historic buildings will be closed to the public from June 2nd to June 5th inclusive.

Taste of Toronto - June 15 to 18

Thursday, June 15 to Sunday, June 18
Taste of Toronto returns to the Garrison Common at Fort York, featuring an all-star cast of chefs hailing from some of the most influential restaurants in the city’s thriving culinary scene. A must-attend annual event for every Torontonian’s summer calendar, Taste of Toronto is excited to welcome this year’s special guest chef, television personality and restaurateur, Aarón Sánchez, to the festival. Tickets available at www.tasteoftoronto.com.

Please note: Please note that Fort York will be closed to the public June 19- 20. The Visitor Centre will remain open regular operating hours on these dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

TO Canada with Love Events

ExpandNational Aboriginal Day and the Indigenous Arts Festival - June 21-25

Wednesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 25
View the daily schedule of artists and activities
Presented by Fort York and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, National Aboriginal Day followed by The Indigenous Arts Festival will celebrate the very best in Indigenous and Metis culture. Plan to spend the days under the open skies in downtown Toronto enjoying traditional and contemporary music, educational programming, storytelling, dance, theatre, and food. The series of events will energize the grounds of this historic site with powerful ancient traditions and compelling contemporary creations by Indigenous artists. This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

ExpandOn Common Ground - September 16 & 17

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17
An engaging mix of culturally-diverse music, dance, storytelling, theatre, visual arts, crafts, local food, and family-friendly activities. Full details and schedule coming soon. This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.