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Address: 82 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario M4A 1P3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-392-6915
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Description: Mackenzie House is the restored home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's...
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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The Best Little Museum, Ever!!

I managed to miss time my visit to this museum, in that I was way too early. The lady inside suggested I look at the local churches or visit the Eaton Centre [if I wanted to shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I managed to miss time my visit to this museum, in that I was way too early. The lady inside suggested I look at the local churches or visit the Eaton Centre [if I wanted to shop] or if I was hungry I should go to the Senator Restaurant as it was a good place to eat and yes it... More 

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love to know about the past and I really got the opertunity with this visit. I got a guided tour, she explained to me everything and I loved it. Also inside it's really beautiful, old and cool. If you get the time, check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I stopped here on a whim and are so glad we did. This little museum gives you a big bang for your buck! The 2 guides will give you a personal tour of the house full of history not only about Mackenzie but about Canada's very interesting succession from Britain. They were so passionate and knowledgeable and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

William Lyon Mackenzie holds many historically important positions in 19th-century Canadian history. While the house here is not ostentatious or richly decorated, the staff did a first rate job of humanizing this grand figure and the whole of his family. I had been totally unaware of his remarkable mother who found herself crossing the Atlantic at the age of 72... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There's nothing special about this house. We started in the place where the tour was supposed to end. We started with the printing press. You do get to make your own souvenir to take home. The rest of the tour was continued up stairs. It does have a lot of artifacts and you can take pictures. The walk to get... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

On our last day in Toronto we decided to go to the Mackenzie House at 82 Bond Street. We walked from the Novatel Hotel on the Esplanade. When we arrived we immediately loved the look of the exterior of the house and of course took photos. We had a few minutes to wait because it didn't open until noon. This... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Our family enjoyed the Mackenzie house. The staff is very friendly and dresses in period costumes. We learned so much about how newspapers were printed and even had the opportunity to print our names in in a Special edition live or to take home. The home/information we received there was great! Make this a stop whenever you are in Toronto!

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Fulton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We're from the States and don't know any Canadian history but got a good introduction to a key figure at the Mackenzie House. The house tour takes you through several rooms furnished in period pieces with a few Mackenzie possessions mixed in. After the house tour, there is a print shop with more history and a printing demonstration. Bruce in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went for free during doors open in Toronto, once a year event where doors to many attractions are open for free. The staff were all very pleasant. I liked what they said as without the tour it wouldn't have made as much sense. I particularly enjoyed the printing press and the kitchen old bottles. Central to nearby attractions and ttc... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love history, so always seek out museums and houses like this. The history of the family was interesting but the museum tells a bigger picture of the settlement of Toronto by the Europeans, the fight for independence, etc. Definitely go see it.

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