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Mackenzie House

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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
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82 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X2, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-392-6915
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

As a house museum aficionado, I can say this house is extremely well preserved. The tour guide was excellent and provided a ton of great tidbits. My favorite parts were the textiles and the working interior gas lights!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank faceofweed
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

作為一個歷史系學生 非常喜歡這裡 這個家庭非常有意思 主人的孫子後來成為加拿大的總理 在新斯科捨省三年的經歷 走過不少維多利亞時期的老房子或是博物館 來到這裡有種熟悉感 非常推薦大家來走走 推薦參觀時間為一小時 Amazing place for learning local history of Toronto . People are very nice here. Will bring friends to come.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Mackenzie House was amazing, this was a total last minute visit to the city. The two staff members were great, not to mention handsome. The price was right and our group was small which I prefer. the tour was interesting. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

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?!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Dalyght
Reviewed 14 November 2017 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

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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2 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.