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The Big Draw at Mackenzie House

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Mackenzie House

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.


Block Printing

Make prints of your foam block drawings using our 1845 printing press.

Sketching History

Use our restored 1858 townhouse, inside and out, as your inspiration for sketching throughout the weekend.

Chalk Mural

Add your mark as we transform our outdoor courtyard into a work of art.

Art Scavenger Hunt

Follow a trail of clues to find and learn about the historic art works located throughout the house.

Creative Works Studio Workshop

Saturday, 1 - 4 pm

Join studio members in Sill Life drawing while learning about the healing power of artistic expression.



City of Toronto

Toronto History Museums, owned and operated by the City of Toronto, are within the City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture Division and committed to making Toronto a place where business and culture thrive. The Divisional Strategy includes four areas:

1) Inclusion and Equity

a) Combat economic and cultural disparities across Toronto through impactful programs for equity-deserving communities and underserved areas of the city

b) Improve participation in City-led cultural opportunities by underserved communities

2) Space and Access

a) Improve access to and affordable space for culture

b) Increase access to City-owned space to provide stakeholders with places to interact

3) Talent and Innovation

a) Improve competitiveness for emerging and established cultural sectors

b) Enable the workforce to respond to new and future opportunities

4) Operational Excellence

a) Foster and maintain a culture of public service innovation and excellence

b) Deliver exceptional, equitable and accessible customer service to partners


Toronto History Museums

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The Big Draw Toronto

City of Toronto Toronto, ON

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