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Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto

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Military Museum Museum
At Fort York National Historic Site, experience the history of Toronto and Canada. Go to the orientation room and watch a short introduction video, to give you an overview of the history you're about to explore. Take a guided tour around the site to learn about its historical and military significance, and how it relates more broadly to Canadian history. The site offers an insight into military practices and the everyday life of soldiers from yesteryear. See their clothes and weapons, as you tour the site's various military fortifications and buildings. Plan your Fort York National Historic Site visit and explore what else you can see and do in Toronto using our Toronto itinerary maker.
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  • What a delightful find in the midst of downtown Toronto. Lots of history to stroll through. We were lucky to have both an artillery display and military band on hamd when visited.  more »
  • Fort York used to be on the shores of Lake Ontario but with land being reclaimed is now situated a little further on land. Thanks to efforts for conversation it has been saved and most of the building...  more »
  • The most complete site of the War of 1812 I have seen. Very informative. One of the guides had just finished a display for children and offered to share the same information and let visitors view repl...  more »
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  • Really interesting facts about the war of 1812. Kid friendly in the sense that when the kids were bored, I brought them outside to play on the grass. They loved seeing the Soldier dresses up and cannons.
  • Fort York is a bit of an anachronism in downtown Toronto, tucked between an expressway and the main rail line (and because of all the land reclamation efforts, about 250m away from the lake). A brand new Visitors' Centre helps, telling the story of the Fort and the role it played in the development of Toronto, with special focus on the War of 1812 and the burning of the Fort by the Americans. Definitely worth a visit.
  • I give them 5 stars but they deserve many more than that. I have always had a great time here! It is worth any price they ask to learn as being among living examples of Fort York life brought to life. Amazing! Loved the history. Great events there too!! Love this place.
  • Great place for a venue! Especially when the acoustics are done right. It honestly all depends on the acoustics!
  • It's free, and amazing in itself that this piece of British North American history has survived with so much new construction around it. Definitely worth a visit if you're interested in seeing period military fort.