Toronto, Ontario, Canada News Release

December 17, 2010

Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levee to be held at Fort York

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will be hosting the Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levee at Fort York National Historic Site on Saturday, January 1, 2011 from noon until 2 p.m.

A tradition in Canada since 1646, the Levee is a special opportunity for the public to meet The Queen’s representative in Ontario, while enjoying family entertainment and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Saturday, January 1
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Place: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto

In anticipation of the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812, the 2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Levee at Fort York will encourage the public to learn about the history of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in the location where six Crown representatives resided – including Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant Governor, Major-General John Graves Simcoe.

For this special occasion, admission is free to Fort York National Historic Site, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plans for Fort York National Historic site during the City of Toronto’s Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812 will be on display and the public will also be able to tour Fort York’s historic buildings.

Fort York National Historic Site is one of 10 historic museums operated by City of Toronto Cultural Services. For more information, call 416-392-6907 or visit http://www.toronto.ca/fortyork.

To learn more about the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, please visit http://www.lt.gov.on.ca.

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