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Fort York National Historic Site

250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9, Canada
+1 416-392-6907
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Explore Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and take part in year-round special events on this 43-acre site.. Built in 1793, Fort York National Historic Site is the birthplace of urban Toronto. It is best known as the location where the Battle of York came to its violent climax in 1813 during the War of 1812. The Fort served as the city's primary harbour defence between the 1790s and the 1880s, and was the home of a military garrison until the 1930s. Today, its defensive walls enclose Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Every year, thousands of people visit the site to explore its fascinating history and enjoy its public programs. Fort York is one of 10 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.
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250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9, Canada
Queen Street and West Queen West
+1 416-392-6907
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a difficult gem to find in the big city of Toronto. They are building or have finished the new visitors centre (didn't go in). The fort itself has a lot of interesting videos, artifacts, and people dressed in costume. Check when you go...More

Thank Davidtisme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is some renovations going on around the site and this is good because this is an important part of Canada's history and it must be preserved. The modern portion of the museum is very nice and has an immersive video component which is impressive....More

Thank Edmund P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort York is truly an amazing opportunity to visit an actual historic site in the expanding metropolis of Toronto. As Toronto expands to being a world class modern city, it is amazing that they hold onto their historic roots. Have to go and check it...More

Thank The_Griswalds97
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort is a real bit of history in the North American development. The battles were clearly for territorial control and the results have been in place ever since. There are many artifacts, an actual firing of a cannon daily at 12:30 and regular guided...More

Thank Walter241
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great live tours. A lot to explore and enjoy. Several multilevel buildings and almost too many artifacts to look at in one trip. Greatly improved from our first visit 10 years ago.

Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last year, our family visited Baltimore to see Fort McHenry. I am a history teacher so I am always intrigued by historical sites. I thought, you know, when we visit home in Erie, PA next year (2017), we should head up to Toronto to see...More

Thank JesterPSU99
Reviewed 11 July 2017

What a great place to visit, lots of history, set out well and with the new visitors centre even better now

Thank David U
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We didn't take the guided tour, but went on our own around to the various buildings. The signs and displays were quite informative and we learned many new things. It was surprising how many weapons, uniforms and artifacts they had. The gift shop was reasonably...More

Thank MsBuckhorn
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a good visit if you are interested in the history of Toronto and the Canadian/American war. An opportunity to see how Toronto was made and also to view how the city was prior to the land reclamation on which most of the Condos...More

Thank Alasdair S
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Finally had a chance to see this bit of history in Toronto. We opted to not take a tour but for $35 dollars for a family we really enjoyed the property. Each building has a history, relics and brief description in each room. We also...More

Thank Andrew S
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Michael B
19 July 2015|
Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Sun 19 July, 7am, Dear Michael: Yes I entered through the south gate, the Visitor Centre. I addressed the lady at the admission desk, and do not remember the exact conversation, but I asked if the Native Festival was... More