January 15-21, 2018

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Mackenzie House: Private Spaces as Public Spaces

Date

Sat, Jan 20, 2018

12:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Type

Events


Location

Mackenzie House

82 Bond Street, Toronto, ON

Admission

Admission Fee: Adults $7, Seniors/Youth $4, Children $3


Participants

Mackenzie House staff and Ryerson School of Interior Design students, names TBA

Description

Today MacKenzie House, the home of Toronto’s first mayor, leader of the Rebellion of 1837, and radical journalist William Lyon Mackenzie, is a historic house museum open to the public. Ryerson University School of Interior Design students explore the concept of the historic house museum as a public space through a series of installations in the historic room settings. Their innovative interventions explore themes of feminism, storytelling, and authenticity as students set out to answer the questions: How do we experience the past in a recreated setting? How can the physicality of a space affect how we think or feel about the past?

As part of the program, participants will have an opportunity to learn about Victorian urban Toronto and to print a souvenir on our 1850s cast iron press.

This Greek Revival row house is a hidden architectural gem in the downtown core. Discover middle class, urban, family life in Victorian Toronto while delving into Mackenzie’s illustrious and contentious career.

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