Friday, October 8 - 2:30 to 3:45pm
David O'Hara, Museum Administrator, Fort York National Historic Site
With the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 quickly approaching, significant plans are underway to improve access to and expand the physical presence of this 18 ha (43 acre) national historic site located in the middle of downtown Toronto. Plans include the construction of a new 24,000 square foot Visitor Centre and a significant amount of landscape rehabilitation. , When complete, visitors will be able to better understand Fort York within its original context, including a portion of the 1813 battlefield, two military cemeteries, Garrison Creek, and the original Lake Ontario shoreline and bluff.