FORT YORK, 1793, BIRTHPLACE OF MODERN TORONTO, WAS THE SITE OF THE BATTLE OF YORK

Surrounded by an expanse of high-rises and the Gardiner Expressway, Fort York is one of the few Canadian fortresses that actually saw battle.On April 27, 1813 the Battle of York took place here as part of the three-year-long War of 1812. In the following year, as revenge, British troops set fire to the White House in Washington DC.Fort York is home to Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and is designated a National Historic Site, open year-‘round with seasonal guided tours, musket drill, and an increasing number of special events. It’s at 100 Garrison Road, off Fleet Street. Website – http://www.toronto.ca/culture/fort_york.htm

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