Mackenzie House

History museum • Church-Yonge Corridor

"Mackenzie House, Downtown by Jacknife. Just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Yonge and Dundas Square is a hidden heritage treasure known as the Mackenzie House. This is the restored home of Toronto's first mayor, radical journalist and newspaper publisher, William Lyon Mackenzie. Determined to keep history alive, the museum workers are dressed in character as they show you a fully operating 19th century printing press. It's amazing (and humbling) to see how much work was put into printing one newspaper so many years ago, and it's fun to go home with your very own letterpresses card."