Queen Charlotte - Photo by Alternative Bridal Gowns

A Costumed Ball to Remember

Neighbourhood | Written on January 20, 2016

Dust off your party hats, Liberty Village, because there’s a celebration on the way! Queen Charlotte, sometimes referred to as Sophia Charlotte, was the queen of Great Britain from 1761 until 1818. During her reign, in 1817, the officers at the Garrison at York held a ball in her honour.  The Queen Charlotte Birthday Ball at Fort York remembers that historic event in Toronto.

Photo by Probe

Photo by Probe

Fort York invites you to travel back in time for the Queen Charlotte Birthday Ball on January 23, 2016. This event, like many others at Fort York, is a perfect blend of past and present. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in 19th century attire, after all, a ball in honour of Queen Charlotte would require as much during her reign. This fun event will also include an authentic Georgian meal, lessons on dances common to that period and, the more widely known, English country dancing.

Photo by The Epoch Times

Photo by The Epoch Times

Experience is undoubtedly the best classroom and events at Fort York, like the Queen Charlotte Ball, frequently involve recreations of period in history that not only leave memorable impressions of what it might have been like to live during a certain age or time, but they are also fun and festive. This costumed ball will be reminiscent of the very best of 19th century social gatherings, and, what’s more, it will take place moments from our location in Liberty Village.

The Queen Charlotte Birthday Ball begins at 2:00 pm and runs until 10:30 pm on January 23. Tickets are available for $100 + tax and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common website here or call 416-392-7484. See you in the 19th century!