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Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto

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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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  • This Fort worth a visit: the great lawn that is located is very quiet, aside from the hustle and bustle of Toronto and although located in an area with various road works around. It is true that largely rebuilt, but it seems in line with the existing and the interiors contain original artifacts of undoubted interest. Extensive documentation and possibility of individual visit through disparate shows time in various buildings. A historical period has been reconstructed here so definitely worthy of attention, regardless of the fact that the buildings are not dated.
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  • It is a difficult gem to find in the big city of Toronto. They are building or have finished the new visitors centre (didn't go in). The fort itself has a lot of interesting videos, artifacts, and peo...  more »
  • There is some renovations going on around the site and this is good because this is an important part of Canada's history and it must be preserved. The modern portion of the museum is very nice and ha...  more »
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  • Its a bit of Canadian history. They have a museum and souvenir tuck shop. A excellent collection of paper backs on historical topics of the past. Excellent place to take in festival events.
  • I remember visiting Fort York as a kid and it has defiantly improved with its new interactive building. There is alot of cool buildings and displays to take you back to the early 1900's. The views from Fort York are stunning as well.
  • A really well designed exhibition and video at the entrance and site has great signs and staff. Actually much more interesting than I thought it would be
  • Historic fort in downtown Toronto. Located on what was formerly shoreline, decades of construction and in fill have left this historic location in the heart of the city, under the shadow of the gardener expressway. Some interesting buildings and artefacts from the 19th century. Often used for local events and tours.
  • 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.

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