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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Pie1234499301
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

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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

Thank Keith R
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?!

2  Thank Diana C
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

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

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

3  Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 27 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

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

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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
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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.