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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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82 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X2, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 26 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 2 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
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A small/quaint museum with great, enthusiastic staff. Something very different when visiting a big city, but a slow hour tour through history connected with Canada's freedom was a nice change of pace. Plus you get a souvenier!

1  Thank Will M
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The price is right, and the tour is not long. However, it is extremely informative about William MacKenzie, his home, his history, and the history of Toronto. Without going into much detail, you will learn of his newspapers, his one year as Mayor of Toronto,...More

2  Thank citypins
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I was overwhelmed at this museum. The tour guides were absolutely knowledgeable not only about Mackenzie, but the history of Canada and Toronto. The house is small, but each room is filled with history and wonderful stories. I was allowed to take pictures and there...More

Thank theGreatHall
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Never hard of him before we ventured into his abode. Similar to Ben Franklin, MacKenzie was a fervent Canadian who challenged the government, even during his tenure as Toronto's first mayor. A printer--- and guests are allowed to use a 200 year old printing press---...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a really enjoyable little museum and well worth a visit. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and even stayed open late to accommodate a late arrival (note: budget an hour and a half for a relaxed visit). There are two parts to...More

2  Thank schweiz2816
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This small house museum was the biggest surprise of the entire weekend. I thought it would be a quick hour tour of another boring house museum, but the costumed staff were very knowledgeable about history, printing, and politics and we stayed until they closed talking...More

2  Thank Ellen C
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