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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