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Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto

(3.7/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
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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  • Fort York NHS is on Garrison Common, and you enter it at the new visitor centre on Fort York Blvd between Strachan and Bathurst. You can get there easily by car, but public transit is more problematic...  more »
  • The Fort was built by the British army. Bypassed its terms, the walls of the buildings intact, there is a small museum. Good to here photographed in historical costumes.
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  • We visited the new museum on this site, it was first class with excellent background to the war and great use of technology to simulate the short battle that occurred at the fort. There is a heap of i...  more »
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  • Exceptional staff who made history come alive! The tour guide's historical knowledge about the fort and it's engineering was awesome. The young people who fired the cannons and muskets took their roles so seriously that I felt transported back in time to 1812. All this done while in wool uniforms of the time period during the hot August heat. Well done! This was an incredible experience that I will remember. Well done! Very professional. Thank you!
  • I've been to Fort York a number of times for music festivals, and it does not disappoint. Rare that you find an outdoor venue in the city that's large and blocks off noise pollution from the street. Well-kempt grassy expanse, and the area is large enough that the stages are far apart so there's no bleed, but close enough for convenience. In the summer, it's quite beautiful.
  • Nice ample space with few and not very informative displays, as well as unrelated souvenirs that were made everywhere but here. Usually during related holidays they might have something better, but then again, the last one was in 2012, commemorating the rather forgotten war of 1812.
  • Nice little guided tour which includes a chat with a cook of the period about her duties. Interesting fort with good weapon exhibits in the block house. BUT the exhibition centre is poor. The video is more about Canadian nationalism that the fort, skip it. The exhibition is totally disjointed with little or no info about the fort and its historical context. 12000 artifacts were recovered from the sites but about 10 are on display? Why so very few. Very disappointing exhibition /museum. Skip this and go straight to the court itself to get your value for money.
  • Beautiful spot for festivals, public movie nights, and more. Pretty cool to see the use this spot gets in the summer.