Mackenzie Printery in Queenston, Canada

People under the age of 40 barely know what a typewriter is let alone a printing press with hand-set movable type. A visit to the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum is your chance to see operating presses from the early 19th century. One of them – the Louis Roy Press – dates from 1798. This Georgian home located in Queenston was the former residence of William Lyon Mackenzie. He was perceived as radical when he published the first edition of the Colonial Advocate Newspaper in 1824. He advocated for significant reform of the British-influenced government of Upper Canada. Eleven years later, he became Toronto’s first mayor.

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1 Queenston St, Queenston, ON L0S 1L0, Canada

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