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History buffs who have wondered about witnessing great moments in time are one step closer thanks to Toronto-based mobile content developer AWE, that used iPi Motion Capture, the leading markerless motion capture solution developed by iPi Soft, to create a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience at the Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto. Using Google Cardboard, visitors to the nine-acre location in Toronto will be able to experience key battle scenes, military fortifications and the significant role that Fort York has played in the country’s history in a simulated, immersive 3-D environment.

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Many Torontonians and tourists have seen Fort York, but Srinivas Krishna wants visitors to more than just see it, he wants them to fully experience the 200-year-old garrison.

The film director, digital media innovator and founder of AWE Company has paired up with Ryerson University’s Multimedia Research Laboratory and the City of Toronto to bring immersive augmented and virtual reality experiences to the heritage site.

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Anyone who has visited a museum is surely familiar with attempt to “make history come alive.” Though it’s impossible to travel back to the War of 1812, a new technology at the Fort York National Historic Site will attempt to get as close as possible.

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Morgan visits Fort York, where history is getting a digital makeover.

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Raju Mudhar provides a sneak peak at the technology being utilized at Toronto’s Fort York that enhances the tour experience with virtual reality simulations of historical events.

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