Fort York National Historic Site

Fort York National Historic Site

Step through our new front door!


The Fort York Visitor Centre is now open on the south side of Garrison Common. Designed by the award-winning Canadian team of Patkau Architects Inc / Kearns Mancini Architects Inc, this new facility helps the Fort tell its 200-year story and orient visitors to the entire 43-acre National Historic Site.


Fort York is breaking attendance records - July Issue of The Fife and Drum, The Newsletter of The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common

Toronto's Gardiner Expressway is disappearing into the city - The Globe and Mail

Toronto schooner recovered from construction site moved to Fort York - CBC News Toronto

Please note: Garrison Road is currently closed therefore parking on the historic Fort York grounds is currently not available due to the on-going revitalization of the Garrison Common. Guests are encouraged to take public transit or park at the Green P lot at 800 Fleet Street (currently $30/day during the CNE). Limited accessible parking is located on the west side of the Visitor Centre.

COMING SOON! Virtual Reality Experience

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A new & exciting way to experience Fort York

You will enter a place where past and present become one.

City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services, in partnership with AWE Company Ltd., has developed a virtual reality tour for visitors to Fort York National Historic Site. This new, cinematic, immersive and interactive experience will allow users to witness seven historical scenes from Toronto's exciting but turbulent past.

Bear witness to the founding of Toronto in the summer of 1793. Be right in the action of the Battle of York during the War of 1812. Learn about the fight to preserve Fort York from demolition during the 1950s.

We plan to make this experience available for public testing later this summer. Stay tuned!



Learn More

About Fort York

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Find out what's on at Fort York.

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Fort York offers Birthday Party programs, March Break activities and many family-oriented events throughout the year.

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Facility Rentals

Book your event at the city's oldest historic site in the heart of downtown Toronto.


Visitor Centre & Exhibits

The Fort York Visitor Centre is now open! This new 24,000 square foot facility will help the Fort tell its 200-year story and orient visitors to the entire 43-acre National Historic Site.

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School Programs

Fort York offers a variety of school programs for grades 3, 6, 7 and 10.

Free Admission Programs

Cultural Access Pass

This museum participates in the Cultural Access Pass program. A gift to each new Canadian citizen during their first year of citizenship, the Cultural Access Pass provides complimentary admission to more than 1,000 of Canada's cultural treasures, 25 of which are in Toronto.

Visit the Cultural Access Pass program for more information.


Museum+ Arts Pass

The Toronto Historic Museums participate in Toronto Public Library's Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program. With a valid adult library card, you can borrow a family pass good for any Toronto Historic Museum, at any of Toronto Public Library's 99 branches. 

Visit the Toronto Public Library for more information.