Sunday, May 26, 2013

Doors Open feat. the Mackenzie House


The annual Doors Open Toronto is happening this weekend. This is a great opportunity to see many of Toronto's historic buildings for free. Yesterday, we had the chance to go see the Mackenzie House- home of Toronto's first Mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie.

Below are the pics taken of this lovely Victorian-era abode. Thank you to the wonderful staff for a very educational and informative experience.


Living and Dining Room


Bedroom
bed where Mackenzie died


The printing press room was quite interesting, and they actually let you do your own print!






A cool souvenir, eh? :)
The kitchen:



I highly recommend visiting the Mackenzie House, if you're coming to the city (or a long-time resident). What a great way to learn more about Canadian history.

(By the way, the house is rumoured to be haunted. On October 26th, it's part of the Spirit Walk, where people who signed up will be taken to the city's supposed haunted buildings. Awesome, right?)

20 comments:

  1. it's cool they kept it up all these years

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  2. It's like travelling back in time, Adam:)

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  3. i definitelly cant stand without going!!

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  4. Did you sign up for that walk? Must be cool, I'd go!

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  5. What a fabulous way to see them! I can't get over the printing press. That is truly awesome.
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  6. This looks great, I love places like this! The Spirit Walk sounds fun too xxx

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  7. The house looks amazing. I would love to make my own print too <3

    xx

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  8. Thanks for commenting, everyone. Hubby and I are up for that Spirit Walk if we can find babysitters that night:D

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  9. I just love seeing historic buildings like this, it reminds me of a similar place I went to which was a great experience.

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  10. The Doors Open concept is really cool. I wonder if we have something like that over here.

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  12. A great moment for you, thanks to share it with us :)

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  13. Such a great day to enjoy and see new things. Here we have something similar, but it's just a night (too short for me) it's like "the nights of the museums"

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  14. Great, need to check it out. These types of historical places always makes me happy, I love it! Thanks for sharing. xxMadison

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  15. The printing room and souvenir are cool indeed! I hope you find a babysitter and go for the Spirit walk!!
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  18. Oh I totally love the printing press and that it's haunted... I'm getting goosebumps as I type

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