Fort York Foundation
2 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2T5

Charitable Organization
#83248 2566 RR0001

Sponsors of the Fort York Foundation

The Globe and Mail
The Walrus

Partners and Affiliates
of Fort York

Partners and Affiliates of Fort York:

Aboriginal Leadership Partners – Aboriginal Pavilion
Arts & Crafts
The Bentway
Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada
Culinary Historians of Canada
Daughters of the American Revolution (Upper Canada Chapter)
Department of National Defence, Government of Canada
Divani Films Inc.
Dusk Dancers
The Drums Crown Forces 1812
Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common
Fort York Foundation
Historica Canada
Institute for Canadian Citizenship
International Order of the Daughters of the Empire
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
Mulitcultural History Society of Ontario
Native Men’s Residence
North York Inter Community Youth Group
Network for Canadian History and Environment
Ontario Archaeological Society
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Parks Canada, Government of Canada
Park People (Toronto Alliance for Better Parks)
The Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment)
Ryerson University
Spacing Toronto
Taste of Toronto
TD Bank Group
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto Arts Council
Toronto Public Library
Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Toronto Urban Studies Centre
University of Toronto
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Waterfront Toronto
Waterfront BIA, Toronto
Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association
York Regency Dancers

Our Vision - Our Mission - Our Values
The Fort York Foundation is an independent, federally-registered charity that fundraises to revitalize Fort York National Historic Site.We help the City of Toronto, which owns and operates Fort York, raise funds for capital projects, such as the new Fort York Visitor Centre.The Foundation operates with a part-time executive director and part-time administrator working closely with a volunteer board of directors.

The Visitor Centre
Although the Fort York Visitor Centre opened in 2014, this $26-million building project is not yet finished or fully open. The Foundation needs to raise another $3 million for its completion

Garrison Common
As part of its capital fundraising, the Fort York Foundation is helping to rehabilitate historic Garrison Common, part of Fort York National Historic Site. We received a $1 million leading gift from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation in 2011 for this work. Substantial improvements to Garrison Common are expected to be in place by 2017.

Acquisitions Fund

In 2014, the Foundation established the Fort York Acquisitions Fund. This fund gives City of Toronto Museum and Heritage Services the capacity to acquire historic artifacts to support the interpretation of the site.

Executive Director

Susan Perren

Contact Information

Donation inquires:

Susan Perren, Executive Director

For inquiries about visiting Fort York National Historic Site, and events there:

416-392-6907 or

Media inquiries:

Andrew Stewart, Board Chair


General inquiries:

Honorary Chairs, Fort York Invigorated:

The Hon. James K. Bartleman KStJ, O.Ont., LL.D.
The Hon. Henry N.R. Jackman O.C., O.Ont., LL.D.
Dr Margaret MacMillan O.C., LL.D., F.R.S.L.
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston C.M., O.Ont., LL.D.

Campaign Cabinet:

HCol. Darrell Bricker
David E. Clark
Michael B. Davies
William Duron
John C. Eaton KStJ, O.Ont., D.Com.
John Filipetti
Shaun Francis
Claudia Hepburn
Robert G. Kearns
Thomas MacMillan
John Matheson
Blair McCreadie
Stephen A. Otto D.S.L.
Lt. Gen (Ret.) Andrew B. Leslie, co-chair
Charles Pachter C.M., LL.D.
Andy Pringle, co-chair
Andrew M. Stewart
William Woodworth
Alexander Younger

Board of Directors:

David E. Clark secretary
Don Cranston
Stephen A. Otto
Lee Robock
Len Rodness
Suzy Rodness
Neeraj Seth
Andrew M. Stewart
Administrator/Communication Coordinator: Joan Koritko