Fort York National Historic Site

sights / Historic

Fort York National Historic Site information

Location
Toronto , Canada
Address
250 Fort York Blvd
Telephone
+1 416 392 6907
Getting there
Tram: 509, 511
More information
www.fortyork.ca
Prices
adult/child $9/4.25
Opening hours
10am-5pm
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Established by the British in 1793 to defend the then town of York, Fort York was almost entirely destroyed during the War of 1812 when a small band of Ojibwe warriors and British troops were unable to defeat their US attackers. A handful of the original log, stone and brick buildings have been restored. The fort is open year-round; check the homepage for special events and tour details. From May to September, men decked out in 19th-century British military uniforms carry out marches and drills, firing musket volleys into the sky.