Toronto is great and each day we discover more about the cultural diversity and the history of Toronto such as Fort York that is located in the heart of downtown. Here literally the past coexists with the present.
Fort York is Canada’s largest collection of original buildings from the time of the war of 1812 and Fort York was also one of the battle sites during the war. The war of 1812, which actually lasted from 1812 to 1814 was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain.
Canada was not officially a country yet as the conflict happened more than 200 years ago (remember we just celebrated 150-th Canada “birthday” last year) The war was fought in Upper Canada (nowadays province of Ontario), Lower Canada (now province of Quebec), on the Great Lakes and the Atlantic and in the United States.
On the day of our visit to the Fort York we had an ocasion to admire the indigenous artwork. The Indigenous Arts Festival is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts and food.
The festival is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation and The Friends of Fort York.
Fort York National Historic site is located on 18 ha.
Interesting fact about Fort York is the Fort York Community Garden, community plot intended for Toronto residents living within 3 km of the garden with no other access to land or other plots.
For more information about Fort York go to https://www.fortyork.ca/