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Montgomery’s Inn Highlights

Welcome to Montgomery’s Inn, an 1840s-era inn operated as a museum by Toronto Cultural Services at 4709 Dundas St W (at Islington Ave) in Etobicoke, Ontario, 416-394-8113, montinn@toronto.ca.

Montgomery’s Inn is undergoing two revitalization projects due for completion in 2018. The first will create a more welcoming and captivating visitor entrance. The second, to preserve and refresh the historic building of the Inn and its presentation, has already started.

During construction, the museum will remain open, and visitors can access it easily through the original tavern entrance in the historic building. The nature of the construction work may mean that there will be the odd day when the Inn needs to close. Call 416-394-8113 to check that the Inn is open and hours of operation. The Inn’s weekly Wednesday’s farmers market will continue to run during these projects. It is now outdoors for the summer season.

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

Every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m.

Get your fresh-baked bread, Nith Valley Organics produce, Monforte Cheese, Green Gate meat and sausages, Samsara produce, Spade and Spoon preserves, The Happy Baker’s sweets, Bees’ Universe honey and eggs and other treats while you soak up the sun. Have a tour of the museum on us; it’s free on Wednesdays during market hours.

Visit our Market page for news and a complete list of vendors.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

 

May-June 2018

  • Community Room: “1917 – Canada Comes of Age” (to June 30). Curated by Ross and Dave Rheaume, “1917 – Canada Comes of Age” is a multi-city, multi-artist exhibition that examines this most critical year in our history. Curated by artist brothers Ross and Dave Rheaume, the show has had stops in Ottawa, Cornwall, Aurora, and Old Chelsea, Quebec. More than 20 paintings, all contributed by working professional artists, make up the exhibition.

 

Regular Events

Tea Time at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Experience our delicious seasonal menu with a sweet and savoury combo plate and a pot of tea or glass of cider. Please note: The Tea Room will be closed on March 25 and April 29 due to concerts by Neapolitan Connection.

Fret Not Ukulele Night

First Thursday of every month, 6 to 9 p.m.
A monthly ukulele gathering with Doctor of Music instructor Chris Wilson.

Thirsty Thursdays

Last Thursday of every month, except December, 7 to 10 p.m.
Live traditional music, beverages and stew by firelight in our restored 1847 barroom.

 

Special Events

Canadian Opera Company Scotiabank After School Opera Program

Mondays to June 11, 4 to 6 p.m.
Since the fall of 2016, Montgomery’s Inn has been one of five locations across the city for this after-school program for children ages 7 to 12. Under the guidance of the lead artist, a program assistant and special guests, children explore opera through singing, composing, and drama. This fun and unique program develops children’s performance and music skills while nurturing their self-confidence. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebratory performance on the final day.
Admission: $15 per participant for the term

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series

Saturday, June 9, 2 to 4 pm
Join us for classical music at the Inn in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Admission: Visit Neapolitan Connection for details and ticket purchases.

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series

Sunday, June 24, 2 to 4 pm
Join us for classical music at the Inn in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Admission: Visit Neapolitan Connection for details and ticket purchases.

Irish Culture Camp at Montgomery’s Inn – Ages 5 to 14,

July 30 to August 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This camp is an introduction to the whole Irish culture, which includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports and music (including the tin whistle and fiddle). Children are grouped according to their ages. At the end of the week there will a concert so parents and friends can see what they have learned.
Admission: $130. Pre-registration is required at moleary2001@rogers.com or 416-446-6993.

Irish Culture Camp at Montgomery’s Inn – Ages 5 to 14,

August 27 to 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This camp is an introduction to the whole Irish culture, which includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports and music (including the tin whistle and fiddle). Children are grouped according to their ages. At the end of the week there will a concert so parents and friends can see what they have learned. Admission:  $130. Pre-registration is required at moleary2001@rogers.com or 416-446-6993.

Corn Roast and Heritage Fair

Thursday, September 6, 5 to 8 p.m.
Visit the Inn for fresh corn cooked in the outdoor bake oven, live music, children’s activities and displays from west-end heritage organizations. We’ll be launching the restoration of the Inn with tours and activities. Bring your lawn chairs!
Admission: Free (charge for food items).

 

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