The Story of Toronto in Virtual Reality

At Fort York National Historic Site. Live it. Like never before.

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Hours
    • May 22 - Sept 4 10:00am - 5:00pm daily
    • Sept 5 - May 21 10:00am - 4:00pm weekdays & 10:00am - 5:00pm weekends
    • Closed December 25 & 26, January 1, and Good Friday

The Experience

The Toronto TimeWarp VR Experience at Fort York National Historic Site is among the largest virtual reality tours in the world.

As you walk around this historic site and look into a virtual reality (VR) device, you will find yourself immersed in historical events that took place right where you're standing. See first hand the land of the Anishinaabe before European settlement; experience the thundering explosion of the Grand Magazine during the 1813 Battle of York; witness the first railways roll into Toronto during the 1850s; and behold the rise of the Gardiner Expressway a century later.  

Eight VR experiences and nine audio exhibits will lead you through key moments in Canadian history that changed this city forever. Come to Fort York - the birthplace of Toronto - and travel through time with the magic of virtual reality.

Renting a VR device is simple

You'll need to buy a ticket on this website; just make sure to select "Reserve Devices" when you do. Also bring government issued photo I.D. when you come to the Fort to collect your devices. Headphones are included. Of course, if you have your own higher quality headphones or earbuds, you are welcome to use them.

 

  

Bring your own device

If you already have an Android smartphone and headphones, you can bring them and get a discount. If you have a Google Cardboard or compatible VR case bring them as well to get the full experience. Just be sure to download the Toronto TimeWarp app to test if your Android smartphone is compatible before you arrive at the Fort. It's a large app so it's best to download it over Wi-Fi. Samsung Gear VR and iOS are coming soon.

Dress for the weather

Wear comfortable shoes! The Toronto TimeWarp Experience runs winter, spring, summer, and fall. Bring a water bottle or a thermos and be ready to go on a two hour expedition. But avoid carrying heavy bags. There is no bag check at Fort York.

Visitor Info

Spring/Summer Hours (May 22 - Sept. 4): 

10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)

 

Fall/Winter Hours (Sept. 5 - May 21): 

10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday to Friday)

10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Weekends)

 

Closed December 25 and 26, January 1, and Good Friday