"Historic, Yet Uninspiring" Top 5 Page for this destination Fort York Tip by coolpanda87

Fort York, Toronto: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  Fort York - Is this Compton?
by coolpanda87

Fort York was Toronto's only defence in the War of 1812. However, American forces sacked the city & almost wiped out half the town. Later, it was rebuilt & has never witnessed another battle. Today, it serves as a historic museum of Toronto.

It may be designated as an important historic landmark in Toronto, but this fort is relatively plain, bland & seems to be a complete waste of prime waterfront land. To me, it looks like a group of dull, ugly designed, fabricated suburban houses. Yes, preserving history is important, but I think Fort York is living way past its age.

Usually during the summer, there are regular re-enactments by historians of the War of 1812, flag raising, music & cannon firing.

It is also part of the OpenDoors Toronto event.

100 Garrison Road
(off Fleet Street, east of Strachan Avenue, west of Bathurst Street)
Toronto, ON.
Phone: 416-392-6907

January - May
Weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekends 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Victoria to Labour Day -Daily 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Mid-December to New Years Day - Closed

by TTC: Take the 511 streetcar south from Bathurst subway station. Visitors can access the fort via a pedestrian walkway off the Bathurst/Front Street bridge or by walking up Garrison Road off Fleet Street.

Click here for Fort York's Webpage.

Fun Alternatives: Better to visit Quebec City's fort, right by Chateau Frontenac & the Old Walled City : )

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 3, 2004
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