The Fort York Visitor Centre opened in 2014 to universal praise. A “sensitive and powerful work of architecture” (Globe and Mail), and “Toronto’s best building of the decade” (Michael McClelland, founding partner, ERA Architects), the Visitor Centre was designed by Patkau Architects Inc. / Kearns Mancini Architects Inc. The building won a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence for Design in 2011.
The Visitor Centre and its forecourt-entrance landscape will be central to the larger Project: Under Gardiner initiative announced in November 2015.
Although open, the Visitor Centre is a work in progress. Exhibits are now under construction (see plan pdf document, below). They will open in the spring of 2016. The Fort York Foundation needs to raise $3.5 million from the private sector to complete the architectural plan for the Visitor Centre and its forecourt-entrance landscape plan – the Liquid Landscape.
Please help us complete the Visitor Centre by making your donation to the Fort York Foundation today.
Please help us realize the vision of this beautiful building, ensuring its completion, including the opening the permanent exhibits by 2016, by making your donation to the Fort York Foundation today.
Click floor plan image to to view the
proposed multilevel layout (PDF)