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2nd York

Who We Are

2nd York (2nd Regiment of York Militia, also known as Thompson's Company), is a group of living history enthusiasts who, through research and living history, recreate the lives of soldiers and civilians of historic Mississauga during the War of 1812. 2nd York was a militia company that served in multiple battles and in other capacities. 


Our reenactment company was formed in 2013 to honour the contributions of volunteer militiamen and civilians from historic Mississauga (then known as Toronto Township). Many of them were present at and participated in several battles in the War of 1812 along the Niagara frontier, including at Fort Detroit, Fort Erie, Fort George, Fort York, Lundy’s Lane, Queenston Heights, St. David’s and Stoney Creek.


2nd York functions, in part, as an educational and living history subcommittee of Heritage Mississauga. 2nd York participates both in local community events and in reenactments across Southern Ontario.

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Military Re-enactments

2nd York regularly participates in War of 1812 re-enactments and tactical demonstrations. We encourage you to come out to see us in action!


2nd York isn't only soldiers! We also members who portray civilians and 'camp-followers'.  Some of these civilians act as period interpreters within our group. From military encampments to Regency finery, we strive to represent this pivotal period of Canada's history as well as all aspects of early 19th Century life. There is a place for everyone in 2nd York!

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Heritage Mississauga

2nd York is a living history educational sub-committee of Heritage Mississauga, Mississauga's heritage resource.  Heritage Mississauga provides a valuable insight into the city's culture and history.

Living History

The 2nd York Militia is a living history group in that we endevour to be as faithful as possible in demonstrating life in historic Mississauga and in the War of 1812.  In our displays, our clothing, food, activities and in our research, our desire is to educate the public through a tangible, interactive experience.

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Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more about 2nd York.

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