Fort York



NileGuide Expert Says:

The Bathurst streetcar will take you within walking distance of the Fort. Parking fills up quickly.

Address:

100 Garrison Rd
(off Fleet Street)
M5V 3K9 Toronto, Canada

Phone:

+1 416 392 6907 / +1 416 338 3888 (Events)

Neighborhood:

Harbourfront

Hours:

Mid-May to Labour Day daily 10am-5pm; Sept to mid-May Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Originally built in 1793 to protect "Muddy York" from American invaders, Fort York is the one of the oldest buildings in Toronto. It was the site of the bloody Battle of York in 1813 when American General Zebulon Pike captured the city and burned the fort down. The British eventually recaptured the city and rebuilt the fort. It remained a working barracks and during WW1 and WW2 was put back into service. Visitors can watch historical military demos, learn about pioneer cooking and music. Take a tour of the soliders' and officers' quarters and check out the historical guns and ramparts. Give your kids a taste of the military life with the ever-popular Kids' Drill. Special events are held on Victoria Day, Canada Day and Simcoe Day.



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