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Fort York, Toronto, Ontario

 
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Distance from city center: 9.6mi
travelller's pictureby travelller History & Culture travel tip
added on the 28th of September, 2010
Lt. Gov. John Graves Simcoe saw the newborn USA as a threat, so he established the base of Fort York in 1793 to defend Toronto (known as 'little muddy York' at that time). Sacked in 1812 it was rebuilt a year later and used by the army until 1880.

Now, open for visitors, it gives a fascinating insight into the life of soldiers and officers back in the 19th century. You can visit the former quarters, go up to the ramparts and if you are going during the summer, see demonstrations and festivals.  

Address:
100 Garrison Rd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9, Canada

Price:
Adults: $7
Sen.&Stud.: $3
Children: $2

Opening Hours:
May 19 – September 2, 10am – 5pm daily

Sept. 4 – Dec. 16, Weekdays 10am – 4pm, Weekends 1

On the web:
http://www.fortyork.ca/

 
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kachou_n's picture
kachou_n wrote on Sep 28, 2010 13:51:
The best time to go is during a national holiday, like Canada Day or other, there are a lot more things to see and do at that time.Reply
 
 
 
 
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