Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Fort York National Historic Site Doors Open Toronto

Fort York National Historic Site
The settlement of modern Toronto began in 1793 when John Graves Simcoe built a garrison on the site of what is now Fort York. Visitors during Doors Open will experience special military architecture tours, tours of the barracks and fortifications and a wide range of exhibits telling the story of Fort York's and Canada's military past. (Photo: Tatyana Karlen)

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms

Contact info

250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-392-7755


Year built: 1813-16
Architect: Nicholls
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Cemetery, Historical landmark, Military
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 25 – Sunday May 26, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort York National Historic Site 250 Fort York Blvd.