Established in the 1790s (the beginning of Toronto), Fort York was the site of a battle during th War of 1812. The City of Toronto bought the Fort in 1909. Army training continued at the Fort until 1930.
There are some display cases showing items recovered from excavations at the Fort.
It Is delightfully jarring to stand on the grounds of the Fort and study the many towers of Toronto's downtown.
Note: apparently during the week during the school year, tours are for school groups, altho you can eavesdrop. Perhaps best to go on weekends during the school year. Excellent museum store.
Photos by William J. Gibson
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
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