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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.

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

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

The indoor Winter Market features fresh-baked bread from the Inn’s wood-fired oven, local and organic produce, meat, cheese ready-to-eat meals and snacks. (The outdoor summer market reopens on May 22.) Be sure to visit the Inn for food tastings and other activities. Tours are free of charge during Market Days!

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

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

“Oncoming Storm” by Ioana Bertrand

Spring 2019

  • Community Room (to May 30): “Story Houses” by Ioana Bertrand. These paintings exploring barns (store houses) and the rural landscape invite you into that slower-paced world of personal experience—with the land, its seasons, the people. Ioana Bertrand is a painter in watercolour and acrylics whose work has been shown across the globe. Reception: Saturday March 16, 2 to 4 p.m. All welcome.

Shannon McManus

  • Briarly Room (To March 29): “Migration Trails” by Shannon McManus. Shannon McManus is an abstract painter who has created three closely related series of provocative works entitled “Stone and Bone”, “Germination”, and “Migration”. Her vivid paintings are closely tied to the natural world. Their imagery elicits expressions of caves, stone, fire, water, vegetation and creature-like forms. The paintings on display at Montgomery’s Inn were inspired by the current worldwide refugee crisis.

“Tower Blocks” by Stefan Berg

  • Briarly Room (April 4 to June 30): “Three Motifs” by Stefan Berg. Toronto-based painter and print maker Stefan Berg’s work explores the present domestic, economic and agricultural moment in Toronto and the Etobicoke region. Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2 to 4 p.m. All welcome.

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, April 1 to June 10, 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. Registration opens March 4.
Admission: $15 per participant for the term.

National Canadian Film Day

Wednesday April 17, 3 to 5 p.m.
National Canadian Film Day is a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema, presented by Reel Canada. Enjoy a film screening in our Briarly Room after a visit to our farmers’ market. The films for this year’s National Canadian Film Day have not yet been released, but check back in mid-March to learn what film will be screened.
Admission: Free.

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour

Sunday, May 12, 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring Mom to the Inn to celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon tea. Price includes a guided tour of the Museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.
Admission: $12 + HST

Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday Tea

Saturday, May 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The Culinary Historians of Canada celebrate a royal bicentennial with a festive event, including a full tea highlighting appropriate historical recipes. Fiona Lucas (co-editor of the recently published Catherine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide) will discuss Victorian teatime traditions, and professional Royals-watcher Patricia Treble of Write Royalty will discuss our fascination with Queen Victoria and her descendants then and now. Fascinators de rigeur—we know you’ll be amused!
Admission: $20. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


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