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Mackenzie House

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 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 know a lot about printing and its importance in history. Anyway, the most outstanding value... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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 partner and I were entertained the whole time and learned a lot about Toronto's settler... More 

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Additional Information about Mackenzie House

Address: 82 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario M4A 1P3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-392-6915
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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