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Mackenzie House

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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
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82 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X2, Canada
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this event with dinner. The actors that portrayed the Mackenzies were exceptional and we were spared a dull and lengthy history lesson. Diners were welcomed with a trio of musicians and a tour of the print shop wit an amuse bouche beef...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Really fun evening! Sit down dinner in the dining room with great actors playing the Mackenzies! Great experience. Would love to do it again

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

$8 admission. Nothing was original to the house, boring comentary and it seemed as though the tour guide didn't have enough information to talk about so he was rambling on about the "times" instead of hard facts about the house. Save your money and do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Terra B
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We chanced upon this hidden gem while wandering the streets near our hotel and were very glad that we paid it a visit. Very interesting both historically and architecturally and the staff were superb, being very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The guided tour was great,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EGM68
Reviewed October 31, 2018

As a house museum aficionado, I can say this house is extremely well preserved. The tour guide was excellent and provided a ton of great tidbits. My favorite parts were the textiles and the working interior gas lights!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

作為一個歷史系學生 非常喜歡這裡 這個家庭非常有意思 主人的孫子後來成為加拿大的總理 在新斯科捨省三年的經歷 走過不少維多利亞時期的老房子或是博物館 來到這裡有種熟悉感 非常推薦大家來走走 推薦參觀時間為一小時 Amazing place for learning local history of Toronto . People are very nice here. Will bring friends to come.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank XiaomanC7
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The Mackenzie House was amazing, this was a total last minute visit to the city. The two staff members were great, not to mention handsome. The price was right and our group was small which I prefer. the tour was interesting. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vanessa O
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Recently, while in Toronto I had an opportunity to visit the Mackenzie House for a brief tour at the end of the day. Wishing for more time, I returned the next day for a one hour tour with a guide. The tour was informative and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pie1234499301
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My son and daughter-in-law and I were visiting Toronto July 1 and wanted to do something in out of the heat so we thought we would try McKenzie house I am from Nova Scotia so I am not that familiar with Toronto history however the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Blegere
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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