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Mackenzie House
Established 1936
Location Toronto, Ontario Canada
Type Municipal Museum
Website www.toronto.ca/culture/mackenzie_house.htm

Mackenzie House is a historic building and museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that was the last home of the city's first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie.

Mackenzie was forced into exile in the United States after having led the Rebellion of 1837. He returned to the newly-created Province of Canada in 1850, and died in this house in 1861. Mackenzie House is supposedly haunted by William Mackenzie, allegedly seen working his printing press.

The neighbouring row houses were demolished in 1936, while Mackenzie's grandson, William Lyon Mackenzie King, was Prime Minister. However, this house was saved because of its historical significance. Designed in the Georgian architecture style, today the house serves as a municipally-run historic house museum about 1860s Victorian life.

Affiliations

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References

  • Mackenzie House
  • Cruikshank, Tom. Old Toronto Houses. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2003.

See also

Coordinates: 43°39′20″N 79°22′42″W / 43.655665°N 79.378291°W / 43.655665; -79.378291

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