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Mackenzie House

82 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X2, Canada
+1 416-392-6915
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Mackenzie House is the restored home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first Mayor, a radical journalist and publisher, and leader of the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada. This house was given to Mackenzie by friends and supporters, when he retired from public life, and in recognition of his many years of serving the community. Mackenzie House is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.
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82 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X2, Canada
+1 416-392-6915
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toronto which likes to bury its History under cement has a small downtown gem in this authentic historical structure. This is the building where WL Mackenzie lived with his family and died. Applause to the curators and staff that bring not only MacKenzie to life...More

Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about William Lyon Mackenzie, a man who shaped Canada's democracy and as a result all other other British Commonwealth countries. Tour his furnished house, learn about life in mid 19th century Toronto from a guide in period clothing. Best part of the tour was...More

Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good talks on the history of the house, Mr Mackenzie and how the press and printers by the 2 guides. He was a fascinating man and had an interesting life. The house has some interesting artefacts, including a demonstration of the gas lighting. Enjoyed learning...More

Thank Ruth448
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I visited Mackenzie House at the end of a recent Haunted Walk of Toronto. I'm very glad that the visit was part of the tour and I appreciated being able to visit the house on a Saturday evening. I'd like to come back for a...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I had the guided tour given by Elizabeth and learned about the printing press business from Jared. They were both great tour guides, and I would highly recommend going on the guided tour to get the most out of your visit to Mackenzie house. Also,...More

Thank juanddales
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad my sister and I decided to go here! It was interesting, fun to print our own piece and not crowded! I recommend for history buffs, print shop nerds and font fanatics.

Thank MicWM
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Really great - had a guided tour from a really well informed guide, fascinating historical detail, and great to try out a traditional printing press.

Thank Joseph F
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Seems the info on Google isn't quite up to date. Got there and it's closed in weekdays. They will be fully operational in spring onwards. Sigh.... but it's a nice neighborhood. A cathedral and church along the same street. Walking distant to The Distillery District...More

Thank MinaLim_KUL
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Part of a wonderful group of smaller historic properties throughout Toronto. It was a hugely enjoyable visit with a very informative guide. We would just ask that perhaps better 'household management' was implemented, because the place looked as if a 'spring clean' would not go...More

Thank smmack2016
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went here last week and had a great private tour. There didn't seem to be set tour times and they just took around we walked in. Not being from Canada I did not know who Mackenzie was that was the first occupant of the...More

Thank MatthewM2001
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a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
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1 October 2017|
Response from MicWM | Reviewed this property |
The main floor and original print shop is, but not to tour the house, it's stairs only that go up to the living quarters and down to the kitchen.