Fort York, TorontoCurrently Closed
- Address: 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4163926907
- Ticket Price: 9 CAD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
About Fort York, Toronto
The British Army and Canadian militia troops built these historical military fortifications in the late 18th and early 19th century to defend themselves against a potential attack from the young nation of USA. Most of the buildings here today are mud and brick reconstructions of early wooden structures. Twice, in 1812 and 1814, the site saw military conflict between the two parties. This is the country’s largest collection of original War of 1812 period buildings. Depending on the season the attraction puts on reenactments and demonstrations that are always fun to watch. The main exhibits cover soldier lives, barracks, kitchens, archaeology, lakes, the gates and the battery.
Fort York Information
- Groups of 10+ should call to discuss their visit.
- Disabled accessible.
- Check out the extensive FAQ on the attraction website.
- Download the historic site map from the attraction website.
- Check attraction calendar for current and upcoming events.
- Visit the Canteen Museum Store.
Fort York Ticket Prices
- Seniors (65+) and 13–18 years of age:: $5.50
- 6-12 years of age: $4.25
- Children (5 and under): Free
How To reach Fort York by Public Transport
- Streetcar 511, Bus 307 stop Bathurst St at Fort York Blvd.
- Bus 121 stop Fort York Blvd at Bathurst St West Side.
- Streetcar 509, Bus 307 stop Fleet St at Strachan Ave.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort York
3.72% of people who visit Toronto include Fort York in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
45.43% of people plan their visit to Fort York between 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort York
91.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort York
Fort York, Toronto Reviews
This forgotten treasure turned out to be the best day so far on our March break. It was a fun a relaxing way to go back in time to experience life in Toronto as it was two hundred years ago. Thank you.
You'll find this place under the Gartner expressway nestled in a corner, one can't tell much from the outside. Only when you go in, you'll find a fairly simple memorial kind of a place that offers visitors information about the history of Toronto and has a gallery attached. Every year in the month of Feb, the Ambassador of Toronto celebrates Toronto's Anniversary and invites all the residents of Toronto for fun activities and free snacks and lunch (and I happened to go there for my first visit that particular day, not knowing and met with the Ambassador Hand Dong who seemed like a nice gentleman), and enjoyed some snacks myself. With the Bentway skating rink now open for skating enthusiasts, this place attracts attention more than ever! The rink is more like a track field not an arena and is less busier than the one in Nathan Philips Square(maddeningly crowded all weekends), offers rental for skating gear (and thankfully an ATM, if you forgot to get cash for renting).
Visited Toronto a number of times and never had the time to pop down to the fort. This all changed in 2015 and the whole family had a great time. They really do provide a variety of activities for young and old, as well as learning about Toronto history and the bravery of its inhabitants. Well worth a visit.
Great historical museum. Buildings are well preserved, easy to explore, and full of interesting information. As an addition, it's fascinating to see such a well preserved historic fort utterly surrounded by gleaming glass skyscrapers.
It is nice spot to spend a couple hours. The visitor center with the videos exhibit hallway was very cool. They should make batter use of the empty buildings however.