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.

Great War Cookery - Historic Cooking Class - September 22

Thursday, September 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Want to learn how to make Canada's First Butter Tart recipe?  Join us to prepare and taste recipes from Canadian cookbooks from the early 1900's and an original Canadian Stew that would have been served to soldiers. Enjoy your dinner in the ambience of candlelight in our historic Officers' Mess Kitchen.  Recipe package included.  $75 +HST.  Pre-registration and payment are required. 

Farm to Fork On Common Ground - September 24 & 25

September 24 & 25, 12 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the harvest season with a festival of healthy food, music, arts and community at Fort York National Historic Site. Fort York's annual On Common Ground festival and the Toronto Non-GMO Coalition's community-based Farm to Fork ( join forces for this family friendly, socially conscious, feast of food and culture. Featuring an organic farmers' market, dozens of Non-GMO vendors, well-researched speakers, soulful music, dance, collaborative art making for all ages, environmental defenders, and food safety and seed freedom advocates. A one-of-a-kind festival that's good for your heart, mind, body and soul. FREE. Click here for performance schedule.

Bicycle Tour: The Forts of Toronto - September 24

Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tour begins at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St. - Moderate difficulty

Bicycling is a unique and exciting way to view Toronto's early history. Fort York, in partnership with Heritage York's Lambton House, host this Bike Month event. The tour begins at Lambton House, as it is at the edge of the Carrying Place trail. From there, we will ride to Teiagon, the site of the 17th-century Seneca Village and the Magasin Royal of 1720. Following the Humber Bicycle Trails, we will stop and explore the sites of Toronto's second French fort. Continuing along the Martin Goodman Trail we will go to where Fort Rouille, the last French Fort, once stood.

The tour will end at Fort York, a British fort and the place where urban Toronto (then York) was founded. This heralded the end of the French era of Toronto. The bicycle tour is $25 and space is limited.

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.