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Historic Fort York

100 Garrison Rd
Toronto, ON  M5V 3K9

(416) 392-6907

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4 star rating
TheProfessor January 30, 2012
very interesting place

even if you are not a history buff - this place is fun and somewhat interactive

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4 star rating
June 17, 2012

For those interested in history -- especially military history -- this is a treat. This historic base was established by Lt. Gov. John Graves Simcoe in 1793 to defend "little muddy York," as Toronto was then known. Americans sacked it in April 1813, but the British rebuilt that same summer. Fort York was used by the military until 1880 and was pressed back into service during both world wars.
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Great History of Toronto
August 04, 2014

The Tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions about the Fort, the War, and Historic Toronto. It's not a tour around the Fort, but rather a short presentation and Q&A about some aspects of the war. Every tour is different if you want to stick around and listen to an hourly tour. The rest of the... more

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Free on Canada Day
July 20, 2014

Took the granddaughter on Canada Day to get a little history about the War of 1812. Pleasantly surprised that no admission fee was charged and there were activities for children and adults. Take one of the free tours. Still one of my favorite places to visit while in Toronto.

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Back in time in the muskie of a large city
July 13, 2014

Really liked this historical sight. It was a good value and the guides were friendly. Plan to spend hours and wear comfy shoes.

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April 26, 2014

Built in 1793, to protect Toronto Bay from American invasion, this fort just east of Exhibition Place represents Canada's largest concentration of original War of 1812 buildings. Period-costumed staff provide guided tours highlighting the blockhouses, barracks and officers' quarters. The staff give demonstrations of what military life was like in the early 18th Century. Special events... more

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September 06, 2011

These seven historical acres house Canada's largest collection of original buildings dating to the War of 1812. The restored fort is a designated National Historic Site, and many of the original buildings are surprisingly intact. Costumed staff perform frequent period demonstrations, and guided tours are available; both are seasonal, in July and August. Limited wheelchair access. Free parking.

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May 15, 2010

Founded in 1793 by Lt.-Governor John Graves Simcoe, Fort York has played a major role in the development of Toronto. The original log buildings quickly deteriorated, only to be replaced in the late 1790s by new barracks, 100 metres east of the original site. Later, a home was built for the lieutenant-governor on the present fort site. From the time of the first garrison, the buildings on the... more

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