1813The first structures built at Fort York during the War of 1812 where blockhouses to house the soldiers. Thick, square-timbered walls (covered with 'weather boards') offered protection from bullets, exploding shells and small-calibre artillery. Loopholes and windows allowed defenders to fire back at attackers. When the fort's earthworks were completed in 1814, soldiers could retreat into the blockhouses if the exterior walls were overrun. During the Rebellion of 1837, this building gained a ditch, a musket proof parapet and bulletproof window blinds.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 628823 N 4833032|
|Decimal Degrees||43.63913333, -79.40286667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 38.348', W 79° 24.172'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 38' 20.88" N, 79° 24' 10.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 Garrison Rd, Toronto Ontario M5V 3K9, CA|
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