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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.