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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...more
Recently, while in Toronto I had an opportunity to visit the Mackenzie House for a brief tour at the end of the day. Wishing for more time, I returned the next day for a one hour tour with a guide. The tour was informative and...More
My son and daughter-in-law and I were visiting Toronto July 1 and wanted to do something in out of the heat so we thought we would try McKenzie house
I am from Nova Scotia so I am not that familiar with Toronto history however the...More
Took time out of our last day in Toronto to get a history lesson on one of the important people in Canadian Democracy. House was a great time capsule and the talks were very interesting. A shame we could not stay longer as they were...More
I highly recommend experiencing this window into early York/Toronto history. Our excellent tour guides brought MacKenzie’s story to life with their enthusiasm and vast knowledge. As a Torontonian born and raised, I really enjoyed learning more about my city. Who said Canadian history was boring?!
My brother and I had a great visit yesterday. It's a perfect town house in the heart of downtown Toronto, accurately restored to around 1860. It includes a recreation of Mackenzie's print shop (including some of his own equipment) plus the living quarters of Mackenzie...More
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
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
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
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
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
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with 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 Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.