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

Read All About It: The First World War as Front Page News - Exhibit NOW OPEN

Continues until January 29, 2017
This exhibit examines the challenges faced by Toronto newspapers during the First World War. Never had there been a greater demand by the public for up to the minute information; never had there been greater restrictions from the government on what the newspapers were allowed to print. Newspapers that broke the Chief Censor's rules could face financial penalty or even be shut down. Included with Regular Admission.

A Victorian Christmas (Themed tours) - Nov. 29 to Jan. 8

Tuesday, November 29 until Sunday, January 8
Tuesday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Dec. 25 & 26 and January 1

This festive season take a step back in time to Victorian Toronto and experience the magic of a traditional Christmas in an 1859 row-house.  Escape from the hustle and bustle while you enjoy a sample of mulled cider and a biscuit in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Discover the story of how families celebrated Christmas in 19th century Toronto as you tour the Mackenzie home dressed in greenery for the holidays.

Holiday admission applies: Adults: $7.08; Seniors /Youth: $4.42 Children: $3.76  (plus tax)

PLUS! until December 24, children are invited to write a letter to Santa Claus during their visit.

Children love writing to Santa Claus to tell him about their Christmas wish lists. They can select a card that has been printed on our 1845 printing press and write a personal message. Drop the wish card into our magic, North Pole post box for us to mail for you. Included with admission.

Boarding House Dinner - NOW SOLD OUT!

Thursday, November 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT
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 person plus tax.

Mackenzie Escapes! - December 4

Sunday, December 4, at 2:15 and 4:15 p.m.
Bruce Beaton Portrays William Lyon Mackenzie and tells the true story of his escape following the Rebellion of 1837.  Loyal friends, close calls, icy water and hiding with pigs: it's an amazing tale!  Included with admission to the museum.  Adults: $7.08; Seniors/Youth: $4.42 Children: $3.76 (plus tax).

Christmas Baking Workshop - December 10 - NOW SOLD OUT!

Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Sorry we are SOLD OUT!
Try your hand at Victorian Christmas baking in our historic kitchen range. Learn about the tastes and culinary technology of the 1850s. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $20 plus tax.

Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories - December 18

Sunday, December 18 at 2:15 and 4:15 p.m.
Victorians loved their ghost stories-even at Christmas time. Join us and sample a few scary Christmas tales along with some cider warmed on our cook stove. Included with admission to the museum. Adults: $7.08; Seniors/Youth: $4.42 Children: $3.76 (plus tax).

Hogmanay - December 29

Thursday, December 29, 7 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of Scottish music and foods at this traditional celebration of the New Year. The decorated house will be illuminated by gas and candlelight. Musicians Gin Lane will perform. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $22.50 plus tax.