Fort York

Fort York Neighbourhood History

Fort York real estate is desirable among students, young professionals and young families.

The historical Fort York has been situated at the south west end of the downtown core of Toronto since 1793. The Battle of York took place in 1813 and was fought against the Americans. Fort York was destroyed during this battle but was rebuilt in 1814. In 1923, Fort York was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.

The railway began operating just north of Fort York in the 1850s which brought a large amount of industry to the area. Fort York was used by the Canadian Military up until 1934 when it opened to the public as a historic museum. In 1943, city planners had proposed to tear down the historic site in order to make room for the Gardiner Expressway but several community groups defended Fort York as a historic site and the Gardiner Expressway was forced to work around Fort York.

Fort York Neighbourhood Today

Today, Fort York real estate and the neighbourhood of Fort York includes several high-rise, mid-rise and low-rise condominiums as well as a number of townhouses located steps away from the beautiful Toronto Waterfront. Although Fort York is one of Toronto’s newest neighbourhoods, it is located on one of Toronto’s most historic pieces of land. With large parks, including a large fenced in dog park, and lakeside location, Fort York is a great community for anyone who enjoys living by the water and has a love for outdoor activities. During the summer months, Fort York is home to several different festivals and events. Fort York is within walking distance to a variety of bars, restaurants and patios located in Liberty Village and is a short walk or streetcar ride to the lively and newly revitalized Harbourfront community.



Fort York Properties & Real Estate

Fort York is made up of various high-rise, mid-rise and low-rise condominiums as well as a number of townhouses. With some of the newest buildings in the city, Fort York offers relatively affordable living options for anyone who is looking to live in Toronto’s downtown core. Fort York is provides a great opportunity for individuals looking to purchase a rental property as the demographics of the neighbourhood tend to be young professionals, young families and students. Fort York is also conveniently located on one of the main TTC streetcar lines and is a short ride of approximately fifteen minutes to Union Station.

Thinking About Making A Move?

Are you thinking about buying a Fort York condo or town home or you are thinking of selling your Fort York condo or home? I would love to hear your specific real estate objectives and to discuss how I can help you achieve them. As a local, award winning Fort York real estate agent and as someone who previously lived in Fort York for many years, I know Fort York real estate extremely well. Take the first step towards achieving your objectives by contacting me today. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Fort York Local Business Directory

Below are some of the most prominent businesses within Fort York.



TD Canada Trust

614 Fleet St, Toronto


Navs Grocery

5 Bastion St, Toronto


Parisco Cafe

215 Fort York Blvd, Toronto


Subway Sandwiches

20 Bathurst St Unit 13, Toronto



500 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto



95 Housey St Building B, Toronto


Orangetheory Fitness

600 Fleet St, Toronto


Tim Hortons

2 Bruyeres Mews, Toronto


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