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“Two tours for the price of one”
Review of Mackenzie House

Mackenzie House
Ranked #88 of 556 things to do in Toronto
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 September 2011

Mr. Mackenzie is one of the more controversial characters from 19th century Canadian history and this is the house where he lived for many years. He was controversial because he was a politician who advocated a bit of rebellion against British control over Canada. Apparently he thought that Canada ought to break away like the US had done. His profession was being a printer. His attitude wound up causing big trouble for Mackenzie and a few of his followers and he fled to America for several years. However, his ideas were not completely dismissed by all and he later returned to Toronto. His house is open to visitors for a small fee and you get a guide to take you around to show you the interior of a mid 19th century home and answer your questions. But you also get a tour of a 19th century print shop with another guide. The print shop has been added to the house and you enter through a rear entrance to the added on print shop and then you go into the house. All in all it was a very worth while couple of tours plus a bit of insight into a bit of Canadian history and the history of Mackenzie and his family.

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