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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
+1 416-392-6915
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Mackenzie House is one of the best museums I have ever visited. The visit to the House is great and it allows you to learn a lot about the epoch and about Mackenzie's life. The printing house they have is fantastic and you get to...More

2  Thank Guillem C
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We enjoyed the old Scottish carols and meals made by old recipes. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. Absolutely worth to visit.

1  Thank Olga-P75
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Had a lot of fun at this historic museum. The staff were really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They had lots of stories about the Mackenzie family and were open to quesitons throughout the tour. It is not as big or luxurious as Casa Loma, but my...More

Thank Winecorky
Reviewed 22 December 2013

If you want learn about the history of newspaper printing, this is the place. I was here with my grandson today, and he had the chance to actually use the printing machines. Mr MacKenzie was the first mayor of Toronto and the tour of his...More

Thank travelingrm
Reviewed 18 December 2013

An interesting way to learn a bit about Toronto and one of its famous citizens. A great staff who not only knew about their subject but obviously love history and their city. The tour includes not only the home but also a print shop which...More

Thank LLG1371
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The people who run this place are absolute delights! They are so knowledgeable and friendly, willing to explain the whole history behind the Mackenzie House, and also answer any questions you have! We had such a great conversation, and learned so much about the history...More

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We were drawn in by the allure of a rebel, and honestly expected more information about Mackenzie himself, but this tour is really a lot more about his house and his occupation as a journalist. You can take a short walk through his house learning...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I thought by see this house on the outside it would be great on the inside, But it was plan boring and drab!!! Also some of the staff where a little rude, and you can't take pictures inside the house.

1  Thank Tonia c
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Wonderfully engaged docents. Make sure to ask the interpreter in the kitchen about the coal gas supply history in Toronto. Wonderful site to play "do you know what this wsa used for?". Just around the corner from Dundas square. Interesting blend of Toronto/Canadian history with...More

2  Thank Ralph w
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We visited this very interesting historic house and were shown around by guides who were obviously very interested in the subject matter and succeeded in describing both the house, its contents and the occupants, not to mention what life was like in Toronto, in a...More

2  Thank MattWrightMold
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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.