Mackenzie House

Events at Mackenzie House

Mackenzie House hosts many events throughout the year.

TO Canada with Love Events

ExpandThe Past is Never Far: Contact Photography Festival - Opens May 2

May 2 to September 15
Included with regular admission

Photographer Summer Leigh presents an exhibition of photos that combine historic images with contemporary and capture the changing streetscapes of urban Toronto. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

ExpandStreet Art 2017 - Begins May 23

May 23 to September 1
FREE

History hits the streets for Canada's 150th birthday. From the end of May to the end of August keep an eye out for Mackenzie House's street artists. Using only sidewalk chalk, this group of 7 artists will draw episodes of Toronto's history throughout the downtown core at or near the location they occurred. This program is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

ExpandEaton's Goes to War - Opens September 21

September 21 to December 31
Included with regular admission

The First World War transformed Canada. During that war, 3,327 Eaton's employees enlisted to fight. Each time one of them was shipped overseas, a photo was displayed prominently in the Toronto store just steps from Mackenzie House. 2,000 of these portraits survived and have become part of the T. Eaton Company records at the Archives of Ontario. In commemoration of Canada's 150th birthday, Mackenzie House staff have been actively searching out accounts of the lives of these men and urging the public to come forward to share their stories of the soldiers with us. Who were these men? Come to our exhibit and find out. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

ExpandBoarding House Dinner - November 9

Thursday, November 9, 7 to 9 p.m.
During the First World War, 82 Bond Street was a boarding house.  Join us for dinner, storytelling and music that focus on this pivotal time in Canada's history.  $30 per person plus tax. This program is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

ExpandFrom Storefront to Home Front: Memories of Eaton's at War - November 11

Saturday, November 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
This walking tour starts and ends at Mackenzie House, 82 Bond Street.
Explore the Yonge and Dundas neighbourhood, the location of T. Eatons Inc factories and just north of their flagship store. Discover the stories of the lives of Eaton's employees who enlisted in the Great War, as well as those of the families they left behind. Learn about these ordinary people who risked and sometimes lost their lives serving one of the most devastating wars in modern history. $10 per person incl. tax. Ticket link coming soon. This walk is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.