Fort York, Toronto

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Fort York, Toronto - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9, Canada

Phone: +1-4163926907

Ticket Price: 9 CAD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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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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  • Definitely worth checking out if you have some time to spend in Toronto. It's amazing to see something frozen in time with the modern city towers looming around it. Lots of really interesting history dating back to the 1700's and 1800's. Some of the most interesting was about the various battles between the British and Americans, many of which I had never heard of.

  • Very educational. Sure the Americans invaded and we lost that battle of York...but we burnt down the White House!!! (Yes, I know it was the British Army fresh from Spain but they did it for us!!!)

  • History of Toronto. The guides are very friendly and have a good knowledge of the history of the Fort. Recommended for visitors who want to know more of Toronto's history and the War of 1812.

  • This place is generally very busy on weekends hosting a variety of events. I usually come here for the food festivals, wine festivals or a music festival. Great venue and great open space for all the entertainment needs. Depending on festival, there may be a cover to the events. Research ahead of time!

  • It's a nice and well maintained historical site with a few buildings. Worth going when it's coupled with an event like the beer festival, Otherwise it's somewhat ok.

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