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This Greek Revival brick row house dates from the mid-19th century. It was once the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, a fiery orator and newspaper editor who had a most unusual career. He became Toronto's first mayor in 1836 . . . and then, in 1837, he led the Upper Canada rebellion against British rule. Mackenzie fled to the United States with a bounty on his head but returned to Toronto after influential friends arranged a pardon. Some of those same friends bought this house for him, and Mackenzie lived here from 1859 until his death in 1861. It's furnished in 1850s style, and in the back is a print shop modeled after Mackenzie's own. Mackenzie was born in Scotland, and celebrations for Hogmanay and Robbie Burns Day are always special here.