Photograph looking south over Fort York, the Gardiner Expressway and the Toronto Island Airport
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In downtown Toronto, the 41-acre Fort York National Historic Site commemorates the Battle of York on April 27, 1813. While the original fort was destroyed during the battle, a new fort was built on the site in 1815 and was used by the British and Canadian militias until it was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923. After years of restoration to return the fort to its 19th-century appearance, the site opened to visitors in 1934. Today, there are eight historic buildings, including two blockhouses, stone-lined earthwork walls, and a visitor center on the site that discusses the battle, the War of 1812, and military life in 19th century Canada.

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Toronto, Ontario | April 27, 1813
Result: United States Victory
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