Mackenzie Heritage Printery and Newspaper Museum

Address: 1 Queenston Street, Queenston, ON.
Tel: 905-262-5676

Go back in time with a trip to the Mackenzie Heritage Printery and Newspaper Museum where 500 years of printing technology are on display. Visitors will have the opportunity to work one of eight operating heritage presses, see a working Linotype, and watch as hot metal type casters cast type. Be sure to see the Louis Roy Press, one of the few original wooden presses left in the world, and one of the museums rarest pieces. Visitors are encouraged to take the guided tours which are led by the museums knowledgeable staff who guide you through this interesting site

Located in the restored home of political reformer William Lyon Mackenzie this printery is Canada’s largest working printing museum. Mackenzie published and wrote the controversial newspaper the Colonial Advocate at this site in which he attacked and condemned the ruling Tory elite in Toronto, and called for an end to colonial rule by Britain. The museum is open on a seasonal basis during the summer and fall months. For more information contact 905-262-5676.