Mackenzie House was the last home of Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, and is located downtown just steps from theatres, the Eaton Centre and Yonge-Dundas Square. The museum interprets urban Victorian life of the 1860s and the evolution of democratic institutions through the lens of Mackenzie as a writer, publisher, politician and rebel.

The site includes the original three-storey brick, Greek Revival row house (originally the centre of three row houses, built circa 1858), and a one-storey addition which houses a narrow gallery space, a recreated print shop  and reception/gift shop that was added by the City in 1967.

Visit Mackenzie House and view the changing character of the neighbourhood from Victorian row houses to modern condominiums at the heart of Canada’s largest city.

Please note: the interior of Mackenzie House can be seen by self-guided or guided tour. Please refer to the open hours below or call for more information.

Admission

Adults: $8
Seniors (65+): $7
Youth (13-18 years): $7
Children (5-12 years): $5
Children 4 and under: Free

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount on general admission. Pre-booking recommended.

Hours of Operation

Group bookings are accepted seven days a week; morning, afternoon, and evening, year-round.

January to April
Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

March Break
Monday to Friday: Noon – 4 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

May to Labour Day
Tuesday to Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

September to December
Tuesday to Friday: Noon – 4 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

Closed: Mondays, Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

On-site Services

  • Parking: commercial lots nearby
  • Public washrooms
  • Special needs: Partial accessibility
  • Please call 416-392-6915 for specific accessibility questions
  • Gift shop

By Transit

Take the Yonge/University subway line to Dundas subway station, exit to surface and walk two blocks east to Bond Street. Or, take either the Dundas or Queen streetcar to Bond Street and walk south from Dundas Street East or north from Queen Street East. For specific TTC route and schedule information call 416-393-4636 (INFO) or visit the TTC website.

Location

82 Bond St.

This restored 1857 townhouse was the final home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto’s first mayor and leader of the 1837 Rebellion. The site features furniture from the nineteenth century, an 1845 printing press and artifacts from its former print shop.

In 1936 when William Lyon Mackenzie King, Mackenzie’s grandson, was Prime Minister, the house was saved from demolition when its neighbouring row houses were destroyed.

Browse the Mackenzie House Exhibitions & Events Calendar.
Book your school trip for students in grades 3 to 8.

 

Mackenzie House can be rented for a variety of functions.