In this year of the bicentennial of 1812’s Battle of York, Toronto’s Fort York is marking the occasion with another celebration on the August Civic Holiday weekend on Monday, August 6, 2012. You’ll be able to listen to the sound of fife and drums and join Lieutenant Governor the Honourable David C. Onley for musketry and cannon demonstrations at 1 p.m., as well as take tours of the barracks and officers’ mess. Video and exhibits document the fascinating history surrounding the capture of the Town of York by the Americans. During the battle, many of the town’s legislative buildings and the printing press were either set ablaze or vandalized.
Visitors to Fort York on Simcoe Day 2012 will also be able to watch Regency dance demonstrations, as well as listen to music by the Fort York guard. The early 19th century kitchen will be in full swing as cooking demonstrations take place.
Fort York’s Simcoe Day celebrations take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012. Tickets are Adults $8.99, Seniors (65+) $4.31, Youth (13-18) $5.50, Children (6-12) $4.25 and 5 and under Free.