"Guarding Fort York in Toronto Ontario" image by Bobolink (Robert Taylor)
The Battle of York, in the War of 1812, was an American victory over what is now the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Nonetheless, Toronto takes notes of the anniversary as I report in "Commemorate the Battle of York in the War of 1812".

My article highlights some of the events, including a sunrise event by members of several First Nations groups whose ancestors fought alongside the British colonists.

The article notes other highlights, including a walking tour and a parade, both of which end at Fort York. My article links to the official City of Toronto web page for more details.

One Historic Writing Tip

Once again the writing tip is to keep your eyes open for topics in your niche.

In this instance, I happened to see an online ad for this day to commemorate the War of 1812 in Toronto's Fort York. In my opinion, the event was poorly advertised: it barely registered for me, and only because I'd previously written about annual events at Fort York.

Although I'm more inclined to write about annual events in Toronto than about a one-time ceremony, I felt this reminder of the Battle of York deserves its day in the sun.

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