Mackenzie House

Events at Mackenzie House

Mackenzie House hosts many events throughout the year. Exciting events this fall include the museum's participation in Nuit Blanche.

These are the events taking place at Mackenzie House. Contact us at 416-392-6915 or

Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax)
Children (4 and under): Free

Mackenzie House Celebrates Black History Month - Weekends in February

Weekends in February, 12 to 5 p.m.
Toronto has a rich legacy in the literature and the newspapers of the early Black community in Ontario.  Visit Mackenzie House on weekends in February, and learn more about some of the Black Victorians of Toronto, featuring those who published newspapers during the era.  Visitors can take a piece of this important history home when they print a souvenir copy of Mary Ann Shadd Cary's newspaper, The Provincial Freeman, in the re-created 1850's printshop. Included with regular admission.

The Dumplings of Toronto - February 25

Saturday, February 25, 12 to 5 p.m.
The foods we eat tell compelling stories about our identity and our city.  Dumplings are universal and highlight both the ethnic diversity and cultural similarities of Toronto’s communities and neighbourhoods. Once a month Mackenzie House Museum invites visitors to explore Toronto’s immigrant communities through the dumpling. Visitors will enjoy cooking demonstrations on our historic 1860s wood burning stove, learn about various cultural traditions and recipes, and sample dumplings from around the globe. Join us on Saturday February 25, 2017 to learn about the Kibbeh (Kubbeh, Kubbah), a popular dumpling enjoyed throughout the Middle East. 

From Riots to Respectability: The Irish Experience in Toronto – A Walking Tour - Mar. 18

From Riots to Respectability: The Irish Experience in Toronto – A Walking Tour
Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Starting point—St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power Street, Toronto

This walking tour tells the story of the flood of Irish immigrants to Toronto in the 1840s and 50s driven from their home by famine and sectarian violence.  The huge numbers brought about dramtic change in the city's politics and governance and helped to create what we are today.  Learn about the Irish journalists, mayors, rebels and rioters as you explore Cabbagetown, historic King Street, famine memorials, Cathedrals and the haunts of the wealthy and the poor.  Tour finishes at Mackenzie House. 

$10 per person including tax.