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

An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography by Nathan Cyprus - Until September 22

Ordinary Weather: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography by Nathan Cyprus
Continues until September 22, Noon to 5 p.m.
Part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
There is a sense of wonder in our surroundings that seems to only truly manifest itself when we become tourists in an unfamiliar landscape. In Ordinary Weather, emerging photographer Nathan Cyprus questions this lack of wonder in our everyday surroundings. Setting out to explore Toronto by bicycle, he finds a city in transition and discovers the awareness which he sought, but is so often ignored, is in actuality ever available.

Regular admission applies.

The Brain Project presented by Telus - Until Aug. 31

Continues until August 31
Mackenzie House is proud to participate in this fundraising project for the Baycrest Foundation and to stimulate discussion and awareness of aging and brain health. It will shine a light on age-related dementia, such as Alzheimer's and the need for more research into how we can maintain optimal cognitive well-being at any age. Mackenzie House will host a brain sculpture created by an artist working in the medium of their choice.

10 Minute Talks: A Very Short History of LGBT Issues in Toronto - June 29

Wednesday, June 29, 7 to 9 p.m.
In Celebration of Pride Month
Join us for four micro talks that will explore the history of LGBT issues in Toronto. The atmosphere will be casual and intimate as the talks will occur throughout the home of Toronto's Rebel Mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. Refreshments and stimulating conversation included! Tickets are limited.  Don't miss out! $15/person. Click here for event details and speaker bios

Canada Day: Put a Maple Leaf on It - July 1 to 3

July 1 to 3, 12 to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Canada's 149th birthday with a visit to Mackenzie House! On Canada Day weekend, use our 1845 press to print a Maple Leaf on a postcard, a poster or a fabric patch! Included with admission.

Regular admission applies.

Play the Park - July 6

July 6, 2016, 12 to 1 p.m.
Bring your lunch to Mackenzie House and enjoy live, outdoor music provided by the Downtown Yonge BIA. FREE.

Kids' Crafts - Saturdays & Sundays in July & August

Saturdays & Sundays in July and August
12 to 4:30 p.m.
Bring the family to visit the last home of Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, then enjoy some kid time doing an historically-based activity. Regular admission applies.