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

Cast Iron Press - Create a Victorian-style Valentine - January 21

Cast Iron Press
Part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival
Saturday, January 21, 12 to 5 p.m.

Are you looking for a special and personal way to tell someone how you feel? At Mackenzie House you will print a customized Valentine on an historic, 1850s cast iron press in a recreated mid-Victorian print shop. You will write a message using a straight pen and ink, and seal it all with melted wax.

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

Robbie Burns' Day Celebration - January 22

Sunday, January 22, 12 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the birthday of the beloved Scottish Poet with toe-tapping live music, shortbread and a taste of haggis! Hear some comical stories about that oft' misunderstood concoction!

Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youth $4.42, Children $3.76 (plus tax) 4 and under free

Read All About It: The First World War as Front Page News - Until Jan. 29

Continues until January 29
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.

Victorian Valentines - A Workshop - February 9

The Pleasure of the Handwritten Letter - A Valentine Workshop
Thursday, February, 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Join us for an intimate evening that celebrates the romance of handwritten letters. Listen to poignant Victorian letters.  Print a valentine on our 1850s press. Write your own letter with nib pen and ink and seal it with wax. Participants are invited to bring meaningful letters of their own to share with the group during refreshments.

$15 plus tax per person.

Tickets are limited so participants are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance by calling the site at 416-392-6915.


Family Day at Mackenzie House - February 20

Monday February 20, 12 to 5 p.m.
Scottish Dance troupe, Guthrie School of Dance, will be sharing Scottish Highland and Scottish Country dances and the history and stories that inspired them with visitors of all ages.  Performances at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Included with regular admission to the site.