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Blockhouses at Fort York
Blockhouses at Fort York

Fort York National Historic Site 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 eighteenth and early nineteenth 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. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 511 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,324 × 845 pixels, file size: 161 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) -- NOTE -- This photo has been altered - the skyline behind the buildings has been removed so this isnt a true reflection on the current look... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 511 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,324 × 845 pixels, file size: 161 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) -- NOTE -- This photo has been altered - the skyline behind the buildings has been removed so this isnt a true reflection on the current look... A 19th-century-era block house in Fort York, Toronto In military science, a blockhouse is a small, isolated fort in the form of a single building. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an army composed of ordinary [1] citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... Flag Map of Upper Canada (orange) Capital Newark 1792 - 1797 York(later renamed Toronto in 1834) 1797 - 1841 Language(s) English Religion Anglican Government Constitutional monarchy Sovereign  - 1791-1820 George III  - 1837-1841 Victoria Lieutenant-Governor See list of Lieutenant-Governors Legislature Parliament of Upper Canada  - Upper house Legislative Council...

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Founding

In 1793, Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe authorized a garrison on the present site of Fort York, just west of the mouth of Garrison Creek on the north eastern shore of Lake Ontario. Simcoe recognized Toronto was an ideal site for settlement and defence because of its natural harbour and relative longer distance from the United States. Fort York guards the western (at the time of construction, the only) entrance to the docks. Simcoe had decided to make Toronto (at that time called York) the capital of Upper Canada, and the government, the first parliament buildings and the town were established one and a half miles east of the fort (near the foot of the present Parliament Street). Year 1793 (MDCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 – October 26, 1806) was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario plus the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior) from 1791-1796. ... Garrison Creek was a short creek about 6 kilometres long, that flowed southeast into the west side of Toronto Harbour. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... York was the original name of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Legislative Council of Upper Canada was the upper house governing the province of Upper Canada. ...


Buildings

Most of the Fort was demolished in the Battle of York, 1813 (see below). The buildings visible now were largely built by Royal Engineers immediately after the war of 1812. They are among the oldest buildings in Toronto today: The Battle of York was a battle of the War of 1812 on April 27, 1813, at York, Upper Canada, which was later to become Toronto, Ontario. ...

  • Brick Barracks 1815
  • Officers Barracks and Mess 1826
  • Junior Officers Barracks 1930
  • Blockhouse # 2 1813
  • Brick Magazine 1814
  • Blockhouse # 1 1813
  • Stone Powder Magazine 1815

Rebuilding of Fort York began in 1932-1934 and restoration in 1985. These buildings represent some of the oldest structures in Toronto still standing. This is a list of the oldest extant buildings and structures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


The War of 1812 and after

A cannon emplacement at Fort York
A cannon emplacement at Fort York

During the War of 1812, on April 27, 1813 combined U.S. army and naval forces attacked York from Lake Ontario, overrunning Fort York (see Battle of York). As the British abandoned the fort, they set the powder magazine to blow up, killing and wounding several hundred U.S. soldiers (Including General Zebulon Pike {for whom Pikes Peak is named}), producing such a loud explosion that people were able to hear it from Fort George.[citation needed] This would only be rivaled by an explosion of black powder the British set off when they were unable to bring with them said powder in their retreat from Corunna under Moore around the same time in the Napoleonic campaign in Europe.[citation needed] The U.S. destroyed Fort York and burned much of the settlement of York, including the Parliament Buildings during their five–day occupation. They had defeated outnumbered British, Canadian, and First Nations forces. Following several more U.S. raids over the summer, the British garrison returned to York and rebuilt the fortifications, most of which are still standing today. The rebuilt fort was sufficient to repel a further attempted invasion in 1814. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 511 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,310 × 1,475 pixels, file size: 284 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 511 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,310 × 1,475 pixels, file size: 284 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... The Battle of York was a battle of the War of 1812 on April 27, 1813, at York, Upper Canada, which was later to become Toronto, Ontario. ... This article is about the mountain in Colorado. ... Fort George is a historic military structure at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, that was the scene of several battles during the War of 1812. ... For the battle near Madrid in the Spanish Civil War, see Battle of the La Corunna Road. ... General John Moore Sir John Moore, KB (November 13, 1761 – January 16, 1809) was a British soldier and General. ... Combatants Austria[a] Portugal Prussia[a] Russia[b] Sicily[c] Sardinia  Spain[d]  Sweden[e] United Kingdom French Empire Holland[f] Italy Etruria[g] Naples[h] Duchy of Warsaw[i] Confederation of the Rhine[j] Bavaria Saxony Westphalia Württemberg Denmark-Norway[k] Commanders Archduke Charles Prince Schwarzenberg Karl Mack... An Ontario historical plaque marking the site of Upper Canadas first Parliament Buildings. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ...


The British Army occupied Fort York from 1793 to the 1850s and transferred it to Canada, which used it until 1932. However, the City of Toronto owned the Fort from 1903 onwards. Year 1793 (MDCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Fort York was used as a military establishment until 1880, and again during the First and Second World Wars. Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Units

Army units stationed at Fort York over the years:


British

Canadian Militia Image:13th Cap Badge 1801. ... Tactical Recognition Flash of the Royal Artillery The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is, despite its name, a corps of the British Army. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... (Redirected from 1st Regiment of Foot) Royal Scots cap badge and tartan The Royal Scots are the oldest, and therefore most senior, infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, having been raised in 1633 during the reign of Charles I of England. ... The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, for most of its history known as The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ... The Princess Anne of Denmarks Regiment of Foot was created in 1685, being known by the names of subsequent Colonels of the regiment until the creation of the 8th (The Kings) Regiment of Foot in 1751. ... The East Yorkshire Regiment was an infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, first raised in 1685. ... The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (known as The Bedfordshire Regiment until 1919) was an infantry regiment of the line in the British Army from 1881 to 1958. ... The Royal Leicestershire Regiment was an infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, first raised in 1688. ... (Redirected from 23rd Regiment of Foot) Official name The Royal Welch Fusiliers Colonel-in-Chief HM Queen Elizabeth II Colonel Major-General Brian Peter Plummer CBE Nicknames Motto Nec Aspera Terrent Anniversaries St. ... The South Wales Borderers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ... // Early History The 29th Regiment of Foot was raised in 1694 by Colonel Thomas Farrington, an officer of the Coldstream Guards during War of the Grand Alliance known in America as King Williams War. ... 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  • Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment
  • Queen's Rangers
  • Royal Canadian Veteran Battalion
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  • 3rd Battalion Military Train
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  • Royal Canadian Dragoons
  • HM Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry
  • 7th Regiment
  • 104th Regiment
  • 6th Westmeath
  • 26th Regiment
  • 56th Regiment
  • 103rd Regiment
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Fort York today

Fort York National Historic Site houses Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 period buildings. The fort, operated as a museum of the City of Toronto, offers casual visitors and booked groups a number of exciting services year round. During the summer months, the site comes alive with the colour and the pageantry of the Fort York Guard and is complimented with tours by professional historical interpreters. In the off-season months, the fort is busy providing educational programs for booked tour groups including school, scout, guide, and day care groups. This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ... Fort York Guard is a ceremonial unit at Fort York. ...


Fort York is also known as a site with a fair amount of paranormal activity, which is presumably attributed to its military history (and the associated deaths which took place there when it was attacked on various occasions by American forces during the War of 1812). Visitors have reported peculiar noises on the grounds and in the buildings, as well as sightings of apparitions of soldiers. Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ...


In the 1950s Fort York was almost torn down to make way for the Gardiner Expressway, but Highway planners eventually rerouted the elevated highway to the south of the grounds. View of the Gardiner Expressway, west of downtown Toronto, from the pedestrian overpass at the foot of Roncesvalles Avenue. ...


The reclaimed land to the south of the fort are also in the process of being developed with new condo towers eventually limiting any possible reconnection with Lake Ontario.


The southwest of Fort York is Fort York Armoury, a two–storey structure occupied by the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve; The Queen's York Rangers, The Royal Regiment of Canada, The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Own), and the 709 (Toronto) Communication Regiment and formerly 2 Field Engineer Regiment and the 1st Battalion Irish Regiment. The building is a training facility for CF Reservists). Canadian Forces Armoury located near the old Fort York. ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The 1st American Regiment was originally raised during the Seven Years War by Robert Rogers and were better known as Rogers Rangers. ... The Royal Regiment of Canada is the 2nd largest reserve regiment of the Canadian Forces. ... The Toronto Scottish Regiment is a militia infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. ... Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in her later years as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother The Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Windsor L.G., L.T., C.I., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., C.C., née Bowes-Lyon) (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the Queen... 32 Combat Engineer Regiment (32CER) is the Primary Reserve (Militia) unit of the Canadian Military Engineers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Since 1995, Fort York has hosted Toronto's Festival of Beer annually. This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


See also

Fort York Redoubt is a cannon battery built by the Royal Navy to protect Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fort Rouillé was a French trading post located in Toronto, Ontario, which was established around 1750 but abandoned in 1759. ... This is a list of the oldest extant buildings and structures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... The City of Halifax (1841-1996) was the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, and the largest city in Atlantic Canada. ...


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New Fort York was built to replace Torontos original Fort York at the mouth of Garrison Creek as the primary military base for the settlement. ... Trinity Bellwoods Park is located on the west side of downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada, bordered by Queen Street West on the south and Dundas Street on the north. ...

References

  • Historic Fort York 1793-1993 by Carl Benn, National Heritage and National History Incorporated 1993

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Fort York - definition of Fort York in Encyclopedia (361 words)
Fort York is an 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 seventeenth and early eighteenth 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.
Fort York was used as a military establishment until 1880, and again during the First and Second World Wars.
Fort York (171 words)
Fort York, situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario at TORONTO, was built in 1793 by the Queen's Rangers under Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves SIMCOE, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada.
The fort was to provide for the defence of the naval arsenal and new town of York, which replaced Newark [ NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE ] as the provincial capital in 1796.
York was attacked twice during the WAR OF 1812 by American amphibious forces on 27 April 1813 and again in August.
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