It isn’t often that one gets the chance to write to Santa let alone do so with an old-fashioned pen and ink on stationary once made on an 1845 printing press, but this holiday season the Mackenzie House is giving children the opportunity to express their wants and needs in the present trough the use of penmanship from the past.
Situated in downtown Toronto at 82 Bond Street, the Mackenzie House once belonged to William Lyon Mackenzie, a radical journalist and publisher andToronto’s first mayor. The museum offers visitors the chance to explore the recreated 1850s print shop and modern gallery and enjoy the many changing exhibitions.
With free admission, children select a card or Christmas stationery that has been printed on the 1845 printing press, and proceed to write a personal message. An ongoing event, the Mackenzie House is open from Tue to Fri noon-4 pm, and Sat & Sun noon-5 pm. For more details, contact 416-392-6915.