Mackenzie House

Mackenzie House

Immersed in the heart of downtown Toronto, stands the last home of a prominent and controversial Torontonian - writer, publisher, politician and rebel: Toronto's First Mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. Today, Mackenzie House interprets the Urban History of Victorian Toronto.

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.

History of Mackenzie House

About Mackenzie House

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Mackenzie House features activities for children on weekends in the summer and winter holiday seasons.

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Facility Rentals

Book your event at this historic downtown location in the Gallery or Courtyard.


School Programs

Mackenzie House offers a variety of school programs for all grades.