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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mackenzie House is the restored home of William Lyon Mackenzie...

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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A great, old, townhouse!

Come here any time, or at Christmas time as we did, really fun! It feels like you are visiting ancestors, when you step into the parlour... Go downstairs and see the comfy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
m b
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come here any time, or at Christmas time as we did, really fun! It feels like you are visiting ancestors, when you step into the parlour... Go downstairs and see the comfy kitchen, we especially enjoyed the well-windows...This would be a perfect design for basement windows nowadays!:)

Thank m b
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We got a whole history lesson on Canadian independence from the two guides in the little row house! They were great. The house also has an active manual printing press and the guide showed us how typesetting works and gave us a personally printed sheet with our name on it. This is a must if you just have a day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A step back in time at the Mackenzie house, a neat personal tour of the home of an influential man in the 1800's. We went mid-week and were the only ones visiting. A personal tour made all the details come alive and we even got to see how a newspaper was made in the 1800's and create a personal keepsake.

Thank BLHToronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My husband and I did a haunted walking tour in Toronto and we visited this house. We stayed on the outside but I wanted to go back the next day and go inside which we did. It was amazing. The lady who took our admission money ($7 each) then went on to give us a guided tour of the house... More 

Thank kt1979
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Megan M
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 

Thank Tara P
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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