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Fort York

Map250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON M5V 3K9
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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.


Children love to dress-up and role-play. In our authentic 1812-era fort, they will experience life as a soldier. Dressed up in redcoat uniforms, children can explore soldier's barracks, parade around the grounds in 19th-century drills or cook in our historic kitchen. Parents select from several activities to create the perfect party for their child. Fort York also features acres of green space where children can run and play.

Fort York also offers March Break Family drop-ins.

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.

For admission rates and hours of operation, please visit our website.

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Region: Toronto Central

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