Monday, October 16, 2017

CANADA ~ Historic Fort York - Toronto ~

... Great postcard showing an important part of Canada's history ...a historical gem located in the heart of downtown Toronto and a must-see part... Fort York is home to Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and 1813 battle site... it is like stepping back into the early 19thC... the city of Toronto restored the fort in the early 1930's and opened it as a museum... it's open year-round and offers tours, various exhibits, period settings, and spectacular events... Thanks a lot for another very interesting card and your nice compliments but that's only possible thanks to lovely people like you Andrene!! (✿ ♥‿♥)
"York Barracks, Lake Ontario, May 13, 1804", by Sempronius Stretton.
National Archives of Canada.

The Fort York is a 43 acre National Historic Site built in 1793 and is the birthplace of urban Toronto. The Fort was built as a defense against invasion, became the focus of a significant battle during the War of 1812, and acted as a deterrent against both internal and external threats. It was home to a military garrison until the 1930's.

Fort York was designated a national historic sites of Canada in 1923. Referred to as Toronto’s founding landscape, Fort York National Historic Site is also a Heritage Conservation District, a registered archaeological site,


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