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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  • October 3, 2017
    It is great that this site is preserved and is juxtaposed against the back drop of a modern city. We self-guided ourselves around and it was really interesting. So glad we visited. The dressed up char...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    A very pleasant way to spend a sunny afternoon. Once an important military establishment in British Colonial days defending the border against the United States. A colourful marching band composed of ...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    I had visited fort york during Simcoe day. I had soaked in the Union Jack flag hoisting and fire demonstrations. Later I found that, the march was taken place as it was did during the eighteenth centu...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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
  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • May 21, 2017
    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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