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 a trip to Toronto easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Excellent choice for those who like history or want to know a little more about the origins of the city. From the hotel zone, it can be reached with a 20 minute walk. It is the original place where you book a battle at the beginning of the 19th century and then it had multiple uses, through different rooms and the gift shop is very good too.
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  • The site tells the story of the city of Toronto, are buildings that depict the time the city was called York, the buildings are very beautiful and you'll have a history lesson.
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  • Went there yesterday. most buildings are historic buildings, not reconstruction. We got a guided tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew the history of the fort, the british army, lives i...  more »
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  • 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.
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