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Mackenzie House

Mackenzie House

Built in 1858, Mackenzie House is a late-Georgian Greek revival row house that was the final home of Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. The house was purchased for Mackenzie by his supporters, and presented to him in 1859, at which point he had retired from public life. It is a rare example of architecture not often seen in Toronto’s urban setting.

In 1949 Mackenzie was recognized as a National Historic Person of Canada, because of his political career (Mayor of Toronto, member of the legislature, and leader of the 1837 Upper Canadian Rebellion), as well as his impact on radical Canadian journalism.
This house was given to Mackenzie by friends and supporters, when he retired from public life, and in recognition of his many years of serving the community.

Photo Credit: Photo by Wikipedia User SimonP, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Text Credit: Description from Alice Flahive

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  • I love the press!
    guestBook Guestbook/ KatieWilliams/ Jul 21, 2017

    The tour I had was incredibly informative, and depending on your guide it can actually be very entertaining as well! My absolute favourite part is looking at (and using!) the press in the back part of the house. How cool to see the era-authentic technique and some artefacts too!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ kseguin82/ Dec 11, 2014
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    guestBook Guestbook/ janetagy/ Aug 28, 2014 Mackenzie house

    Historic home given to Mackenzie by his supporters

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ janetagy/ Aug 28, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Anzhelika/ Aug 27, 2014
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NEWS FEED
  • I love the press!
    guestBook Guestbook/ KatieWilliams/ Jul 21, 2017

    The tour I had was incredibly informative, and depending on your guide it can actually be very entertaining as well! My absolute favourite part is looking at (and using!) the press in the back part of the house. How cool to see the era-authentic technique and some artefacts too!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ kseguin82/ Dec 11, 2014
  • Mackenzie house
    guestBook Guestbook/ janetagy/ Aug 28, 2014 Mackenzie house

    Historic home given to Mackenzie by his supporters

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ janetagy/ Aug 28, 2014
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Anzhelika/ Aug 27, 2014

Built in 1858, Mackenzie House is a late-Georgian Greek revival row house that was the final home of Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. The house was purchased for Mackenzie by his supporters, and presented to him in 1859, at which point he had retired from public life. It is a rare example of architecture not often seen in Toronto’s urban setting.

In 1949 Mackenzie was recognized as a National Historic Person of Canada, because of his political career (Mayor of Toronto, member of the legislature, and leader of the 1837 Upper Canadian Rebellion), as well as his impact on radical Canadian journalism.
This house was given to Mackenzie by friends and supporters, when he retired from public life, and in recognition of his many years of serving the community.

82 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario
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Photo: Photo by Wikipedia User SimonP, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.