Mackenzie House

82 Bond St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1X2 Canada
+1 (416) 392-6915
Mackenzie House website
Jul 25 2018 (Wednesday)
ALINE HOMZY (violinist) is a violinist and composer who was born and raised in Montreal. Equally adept in the musical worlds of classical and jazz.
Jul 07-29 2018
This exhibit builds on archival research, story-telling, and photography to explore the meanings of urban memory through the parallel between human lives and the ebbs and flows of the physical urban scape. Looking at the imprints of past buildings on the walls that remain, the exhibit considers what it means to have memory — as people and as buildings.
Aug 10 2018 (Friday)
What did Victorians think about masturbation, LGBTQQIP2SAA sex, prostitution, and pleasuring versus procreation? Were the Victorians really the uptight prudes that we think they were? How did public censure and governmental legislation control the desires of this era? So many questions! Participants will be encouraged to be curious.
Aug 17 2018 (Friday)
The Rebels have been routed, but the Rebellion is not over! Their daring leader Mackenzie has escaped, and is assembling his determined Patriots at a secret Rendezvous from which they can carry on their noble fight. You must work through the clues he has left behind – a number of historically-based riddles and puzzles – to discover the secret rendezvous and join them there. Hurry, as the Loyalist Militia is also coming to search for his clues, and the likes of you!
Aug 22 2018 (Wednesday)
The Guitar Guys are a Toronto-based string ensemble, offering an innovative musical experience that combines the warm classical string sound with a variety of musical genres including contemporary pop, jazz, and classical music.
Aug 24 2018 (Friday)
From Dracula and Frankenstein to the fear of being buried alive and the fetish of post-mortem photos, take this interactive tour that surveys the Victorian obsession with death.
Jul 07 - Aug 26 2018
Bring the family to visit the last home of Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, and let the kids get hands-on making their own crafts. Weekends in July - "Historical" fridge magnets Weekends in August - Paper folding crafts
Aug 31 2018 (Friday)
Try out locally brewed, modern beer with our guests, Muddy York Brewing Co., in an amazing historic setting. Learn a little something about craft brewing in Toronto while sampling Victorian snack food. Ticket price includes a taste of four different beers and two 12 oz pulls.
Sep 03 2018 (Monday)
Calling all fans of the Outlander series! In this hands-on workshop, Mackenzie House explores how the real-life struggles and triumphs, of Scottish rebel, William Lyon Mackenzie compare to the romantic world of Jamie and Claire Fraser. Transcribe 19th century historical documents; compare period fashion; experiment with herbalism and hygiene; and discover your own clan connections! You'll also try a printing press similar to Jamie's and learn how they were used as agents of change. Mackenzie House was the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, first mayor of Toronto and leader of the Rebellion of 1837.
Sep 22 2018 (Saturday)
Learn how to preserve the harvest at this hands-on workshop. Participate in the start to finish process of canning and preserving the Victorian way with the help of our 1860s wood stove. We will be canning a variety of savoury jams and vegetables for participants to sample and take home.
Apr 29 - Dec 06 2018
On the first Thursday of every month, join us for a fun evening of music and song as Doctor of Music Chris Wilson guides us through ukulele instruction with new and old tunes. Perfect for all skill levels. Bring your own ukulele, some spares available but they go fast!
from Jul 31 2018 to Jan 06 2019
As the first Mayor of Toronto in 1834, William Lyon Mackenzie faced a series of challenges: accusations of bias from a divided and hostile council; a catastrophic accident at City Hall; the deadly return of cholera to Toronto, and perhaps his biggest challenge of all: building a city bureaucracy from scratch. The exhibit explores an eventful year in the life of City, as shown through the ups and downs of Toronto’s first Mayor.