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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
Old Toronto
+1 416-392-6915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 31 October 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 20 October 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 9 October 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 31 July 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
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Reviewed 7 July 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
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Reviewed 18 June 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
Thank keithr441
Reviewed 7 January 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?!

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank dianacR6878JC
Reviewed 30 November 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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1 October 2017|
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.