War of 1812 at the Toronto Historic Museums
To find out more about this military conflict that took place when Toronto was still named York, our MAP partner, the City of Toronto Historic Museums, will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a series of events beginning this month.
Commemorative Launch at Fort York National Historic Site - Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17
See The Encampment, with its 200 illuminated tents, each containing an installation inspired by the story of an individual living in the Canadas during the War of 1812. There will also be aboriginal hoop dancing workshops, Regency period dancing, and dating from the time of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Enjoy live music, storytelling with Adwoa Badoe and Stacey Laforme, and workshops to make paper Encampment tents, draw 1812 comic book heroes, printing press demonstrations with staff from Mackenzie House, and historic cooking.
On Common Ground at Fort York National Historic Site, Garrison Common - July 14
Free concert featuring musicians Sarah Harmer, Shad, Rural Alberta Advantage, Alex Cuba.
History Month at Fort York National Historic Site - October 2012
Fort York will have family programming, an outdoor 1812-related film festival and a lecture series about the untold stories of the War of 1812.
Bicentennial Commemoration of Battle of York - April 27 and 28, 2013
The commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York features a sunrise ceremony by First Nations representatives and a military parade from Queen's Park to City Hall to Fort York.
The Fort York War of 1812 Festival - June 2013
Reenactors will bring to life important War of 1812 figures, such as Laura Secord, Tecumseh, Isaac Brock and Richard Pierpont.
There is also War of 1812 programs at Toronto Public Library during June.