Fort York is set to celebrate the winter season with Frost Fair, a throwback to the festive season in Upper Canada 200 years ago when the Christmas Market was one of the social and shopping highlights of the year.
New to Toronto’s historic Fort York, the Frost Fair takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Frost Fair offers visitors an opportunity to stroll through the historic buildings of Fort York where merchants, dressed in period clothing, will be selling their wares that are inspired by those from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Royal Veterans Battalion will be on hand to animate the fort grounds with their demonstrations of musketry and military drill. On Sunday, York Regency Dancers will perform and teach visitors a dance steps from the 1800s.
Cost is $8.99 for adults; $4.31 for seniors; $5.50 for youth 13 to 18; $4.25 for children six to 12; free for children five and under.