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Mackenzie House

82 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X2, Canada
+1 416-392-6915
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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 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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“print shop” (11 reviews)
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82 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X2, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took time out of our last day in Toronto to get a history lesson on one of the important people in Canadian Democracy. House was a great time capsule and the talks were very interesting. A shame we could not stay longer as they were...More

Thank Keith R
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend experiencing this window into early York/Toronto history. Our excellent tour guides brought MacKenzie’s story to life with their enthusiasm and vast knowledge. As a Torontonian born and raised, I really enjoyed learning more about my city. Who said Canadian history was boring?!

2  Thank Diana C
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

My brother and I had a great visit yesterday. It's a perfect town house in the heart of downtown Toronto, accurately restored to around 1860. It includes a recreation of Mackenzie's print shop (including some of his own equipment) plus the living quarters of Mackenzie...More

3  Thank Dalyght
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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Toronto which likes to bury its History under cement has a small downtown gem in this authentic historical structure. This is the building where WL Mackenzie lived with his family and died. Applause to the curators and staff that bring not only MacKenzie to life...More

2  Thank travellingsinclairs
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Learn about William Lyon Mackenzie, a man who shaped Canada's democracy and as a result all other other British Commonwealth countries. Tour his furnished house, learn about life in mid 19th century Toronto from a guide in period clothing. Best part of the tour was...More

3  Thank Ivona_Kolo
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Good talks on the history of the house, Mr Mackenzie and how the press and printers by the 2 guides. He was a fascinating man and had an interesting life. The house has some interesting artefacts, including a demonstration of the gas lighting. Enjoyed learning...More

Thank Ruth448
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

I visited Mackenzie House at the end of a recent Haunted Walk of Toronto. I'm very glad that the visit was part of the tour and I appreciated being able to visit the house on a Saturday evening. I'd like to come back for a...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

I had the guided tour given by Elizabeth and learned about the printing press business from Jared. They were both great tour guides, and I would highly recommend going on the guided tour to get the most out of your visit to Mackenzie house. Also,...More

Thank juanddales
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad my sister and I decided to go here! It was interesting, fun to print our own piece and not crowded! I recommend for history buffs, print shop nerds and font fanatics.

Thank MicWM
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Really great - had a guided tour from a really well informed guide, fascinating historical detail, and great to try out a traditional printing press.

1  Thank Joseph F
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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.
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