Fort York

Type: Historic Sites

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Toronto has its roots in this historic site, built in 1793 by the British to defend Upper Canada against possible attack by America. Fort York's military capabilities became even more important after...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Jun: -; Aug  Daily; 10am-5pm Sep; -; Dec  Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm
  • Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm Jan; -; May  Mon-Fri; 10am-4:30pm
  • Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult CAD9; Senior CAD5.50; Student CAD5.50; Child CAD4.25; Child (5 and under) Free

  • Historic Sites: "Commemorative celebrations are held on Victoria Day, Canada Day and Simcoe Day, while at other times Fort York plays host to concerts and festivals."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The founding of urban Toronto was a military event. Fort York was built in the late 18th century to defend the settlement.

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