Fort York

Built by the British to protect the town of York (aka Toronto) from American invasion in the late 18th century, Fort York was destroyed during the war of 1812 and re-built in 1815. Most of the buildings date from the 1810s and it is a nice place to bring the kids. We visited on Canada Day, it wasn’t crowded, and all the kids seemed to be having a great time running around the grounds and imitating the soldiers. It’s a very informal place, you can poke your head into most of the buildings and touch things, as well as being right near the soldiers when they are marching. There are not barricades keeping the people away. Here are a few pictures:

Fort York

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

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