The winter edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently. It’s been a busy season at the fort, with the new visitors centre opening and ongoing fundraising efforts. The articles in this latest edition include:
- A piece on the new park that will open north of the Fort when the pedestrian-cycling bridge is built
Early Ikea! The canvass houses used by the Simcoes when they first came to York/Toronto
- A memory of a first visit to the fort by Spacing contributor Edward Keenan
You can download a PDF of the current issue here. But you can also go here to subscribe to Fife and Drum, so it will arrive in your inbox. Here you’ll also find back issues of Fife and Drum to download.
Photos by Sid Calzavara joined by René Biberstein, dTAH
Fife & Drum lists upcoming events and recent goings-on at the fort, but it also has, since the Friends began publishing it in 1996, exhaustively researched essays and stories about the fort, Toronto and related history. I serve as volunteer director on the Friends of Fort York board, the volunteer advocacy organization that has helped look after the interests of City of Toronto’s premier museum site.