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January 17, 2007
Two annual Scottish events at Mackenzie House honour Scotland’s beloved poet and songwriter
Mackenzie House, with its Scottish roots, is pleased to present two Scottish-flavoured events that celebrate the birth of one of the great poets, Robbie Burns. Join activities that include live Celtic entertainment, tastes of Scottish foods and more.

Scotch Tasting Evening
Friday, January 19 - 7 to 9 p.m.
Appreciate the aromas and flavours of several distinctive scotches. Listen to live traditional music by Mike Franklin and enjoy a buffet of savoury Scottish fare. The tasting will be led by a professional scotch taster. Advance registration and payment required. Cost is $46 for each person, including tax. Call 416-392-6915 for further details.

Celebrate Robbie Burns Day in true Scottish style
Sunday, January 21 - noon to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the birthday of the famous Scottish poet with toe-tapping live music by Ian Bell and Celtic harpist Gillian Federico. Fill your plate with Tatties and Neeps, and a slice of the smiling Haggis. Hear stories about the often misunderstood haggis.
Adults: $5.50, Seniors/Youth: $4, Children: $3.50.

Mackenzie House is located at 82 Bond St., just two streets east of Yonge St., south of Dundas St. E. For more information or to register for the Scotch Tasting Evening, call Mackenzie House at 416-392-6915.

City of Toronto Culture, Museums and Heritage Services, operates 10 historic museums offering public, education and special event programming. Mackenzie House, an 1858 Victorian town-home, is the restored home of William Lyon Mackenzie and his family. Mackenzie was Toronto’s first mayor, a newspaper publisher, and leader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. The house is restored to appear as it would have in the twilight of Mackenzie’s life. Visit for a complete listing of activities at the City of Toronto’s Historic Museums.

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Media contact:
Kristen Juschkewitsch, Toronto Culture, 416-338-0495



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