Great War, Beatles at Mackenzie House, Market Gallery

Aldini Messina —

City museums Mackenzie House and the Market Gallery are hoping that Old Town residents will come see their fall shows.

Mackenzie House at 82 Bond St. debuted its latest exhibit Read All About It: The First World War as Front Page News on Sept. 27.

The exhibit examines the challenges faced by Toronto newspapers during World War I. Never had there been a greater demand by the public for up to the minute information; never had there been greater restrictions from the government on what the newspapers were allowed to print. Newspapers that broke the Chief Censor’s rules could face financial penalty or even be shut down.

Mackenzie House hours are Tuesday to Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.19 for adults, $3.54 for seniors and youth and $2.65 for children over 4. Kids 4 years and under can visit the museum for free.

Read All About It continues until Jan. 29. For more information, call (416) 392-6915 or email

Around the corner at the Market Gallery (South Market, 95 Front St. E., 2nd floor) the current exhibit When the Beatles Rocked Toronto will continue until Nov. 12.

The show is an exhibit about metropolitan life and music in the mid-60s. It was 50 years ago this summer that the Beatles played Toronto for the last time. Inspired by this anniversary, the exhibit looks back at our city during the early sixties.

A graphic timeline introduces visitors to an era when Toronto the Good became Toronto à Go Go. Three Toronto-inspired “rooms” from the early-to-mid 1960s focus on overlapping themes, allowing visitors to “Explore How We Lived” through a re-created ’60s suburban rec room and “Discover Where We Played” through a map of the Yonge St. and Yorkville music venues, finishing with a look at contemporary photos and records from the era.

Museum hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.n. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Market Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, youth and children 18 years and under. For more information, call (416) 392-7604, email or visit

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