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 Fort York Visitor Centre is also a finalist for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for the most distinguished architectural works built on the North and South American continents.
We are excited to announce, as of fall 2016, that the Visitor Centre’s exhibit galleries and programmes are open. They include No Small Skirmish: How the War of 1812 Shaped Modern Canada, exhibits in The Vault, a new orientation film, and Time Tunnel – an immersive experience of the Battle of York.
The Fort York Foundation still needs to raise $3 million for the completion of the Visitor Centre, include the weathered steel façade of this award-winning building.
Please help us complete the Visitor Centre by making your donation to the Fort York Foundation today.