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Fort York

Fort York

250 FORT YORK BLVD, Toronto, Ontario
http://www.fortyork.ca/

Fort York is a historic site of military fortifications and related buildings on the west side of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The fort was built by the British Army and Canadian militia troops in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, to defend the settlement and the new capital of the Upper Canada region from the threat of a military attack, principally from the newly independent United States.

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  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ jacquie523/ Aug 28, 2015
  • Fort York Grounds
    guestBook Guestbook/ IsmailMohamud/ Feb 16, 2015 Fort York Grounds

    In the 7th grade, my grade was blessed with the opportunity to visit Fort York. We had learned all about the war of 1812 during the school year, and even read the book Bully Boys. This helped us get a general understanding of the scenarios occurring during that time. However, learning about Fort York and different battlegrounds was nothing compared to visiting it. We saw how the brave men of the grounds dressed, how they lived and how they trained. We got to visit where they slept, the museum located inside, their weapons, cannons and so much more! We learned about how they would react and adapt to different situations and how hard life was for these brave men. We learned about their triumphs and struggles, and most importantly we learned to appreciate what they had done for us. It truly changed how we saw our nation and taught us that we needed to respect and appreciate everything we have. The trip to Fort York was truly an inspirational and educational experience for all!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ karmealia/ Aug 18, 2014
  • Taste of Toronto at Fort York
    guestBook Guestbook/ Jennifer/ Jul 27, 2014

    Enjoyed many delicious dishes at the festival!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Jennifer/ Jul 26, 2014
  • Fort York
    guestBook Guestbook/ alyzamp/ Jan 23, 2014 Fort York

    In my opinion, Fort York is an important site not only because of the significant historical happenings it endured, but for its physical location. The fact that you can see the CN Tower from Fort York creates a powerful juxtaposition of past and present. Sites like Fort York remind megacity dwellers of what was.

  • Fort York
    guestBook Guestbook/ Explore150 Team/ Nov 7, 2013

    I feel Fort York is an important place because it is the site of where tons of Canadians, English, and Aboriginals fought for the independence of our country. If that isn't important nothing is, because the overwhelming feeling you get when you realize that your standing in the place where we could have lost our country, is crazy. I think anyone and everyone should go to Fort York because, there are fun and interesting things to do while you're there (interactive movies, demonstrations, etc), and because it is very important to Canadian history, and it is extremely important to know where your roots are.

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On April ____ 1813 the U.S. Army stormed york, and the Canadians, British, and Aboriginals fought for 6 hours.

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On April ____ 1813 the U.S. Army stormed york, and the Canadians, British, and Aboriginals fought for 6 hours.

27 5 20
NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ jacquie523/ Aug 28, 2015
  • Fort York Grounds
    guestBook Guestbook/ IsmailMohamud/ Feb 16, 2015 Fort York Grounds

    In the 7th grade, my grade was blessed with the opportunity to visit Fort York. We had learned all about the war of 1812 during the school year, and even read the book Bully Boys. This helped us get a general understanding of the scenarios occurring during that time. However, learning about Fort York and different battlegrounds was nothing compared to visiting it. We saw how the brave men of the grounds dressed, how they lived and how they trained. We got to visit where they slept, the museum located inside, their weapons, cannons and so much more! We learned about how they would react and adapt to different situations and how hard life was for these brave men. We learned about their triumphs and struggles, and most importantly we learned to appreciate what they had done for us. It truly changed how we saw our nation and taught us that we needed to respect and appreciate everything we have. The trip to Fort York was truly an inspirational and educational experience for all!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ karmealia/ Aug 18, 2014
  • Taste of Toronto at Fort York
    guestBook Guestbook/ Jennifer/ Jul 27, 2014

    Enjoyed many delicious dishes at the festival!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Jennifer/ Jul 26, 2014
  • Fort York
    guestBook Guestbook/ alyzamp/ Jan 23, 2014 Fort York

    In my opinion, Fort York is an important site not only because of the significant historical happenings it endured, but for its physical location. The fact that you can see the CN Tower from Fort York creates a powerful juxtaposition of past and present. Sites like Fort York remind megacity dwellers of what was.

  • Fort York
    guestBook Guestbook/ Explore150 Team/ Nov 7, 2013

    I feel Fort York is an important place because it is the site of where tons of Canadians, English, and Aboriginals fought for the independence of our country. If that isn't important nothing is, because the overwhelming feeling you get when you realize that your standing in the place where we could have lost our country, is crazy. I think anyone and everyone should go to Fort York because, there are fun and interesting things to do while you're there (interactive movies, demonstrations, etc), and because it is very important to Canadian history, and it is extremely important to know where your roots are.

Fort York is a historic site of military fortifications and related buildings on the west side of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The fort was built by the British Army and Canadian militia troops in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, to defend the settlement and the new capital of the Upper Canada region from the threat of a military attack, principally from the newly independent United States.

250 FORT YORK BLVD, Toronto, Ontario
http://www.fortyork.ca/
@fortyork
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Photo: Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons