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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

The Big Draw at Fork York National Heritage Site

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Fort York National Historic Site

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.


Shadow Story Boxes

with Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

Make a miniature shadow puppet story box and design your own puppets while learning about this magical medium for creative storytelling.

Connecting with our First Family Mural Project

with TakingITGlobal and Nyle Miigizi Johnston

Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Make your mark on this giant mural using stencils of animals, birds and insects designed by Indigenous artist and visual storyteller Nyle Miigizi Johnston.

Introductory Drawing Class

with Sam Horne

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am and 2 pm

This 45 minute class will cover basic drawing techniques including perspective, shading, and contour drawing. Participation is limited to 30 attendees per class.

Plus use historical paintings and the Fort's Centre Blockhouse as inspiration to create your own masterpiece and engage with history.



City of Toronto

Toronto History Museums, owned and operated by the City of Toronto, are within the City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture Division and committed to making Toronto a place where business and culture thrive. The Divisional Strategy includes four areas:

1) Inclusion and Equity

a) Combat economic and cultural disparities across Toronto through impactful programs for equity-deserving communities and underserved areas of the city

b) Improve participation in City-led cultural opportunities by underserved communities

2) Space and Access

a) Improve access to and affordable space for culture

b) Increase access to City-owned space to provide stakeholders with places to interact

3) Talent and Innovation

a) Improve competitiveness for emerging and established cultural sectors

b) Enable the workforce to respond to new and future opportunities

4) Operational Excellence

a) Foster and maintain a culture of public service innovation and excellence

b) Deliver exceptional, equitable and accessible customer service to partners


Toronto History Museums

This event is part of a hub:

The Big Draw Toronto

City of Toronto Toronto, ON

Ready. Set. Draw! The world’s largest drawing festival is coming to Toronto History Museums. The free event is open to all-ages and abilities and welcomes everyone who loves to draw to make a mark on their city. Bring your own paints, pen...