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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 indoors for the winter season.

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

Every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m. (indoors from Noveber 1 to spring 2018)

Get your fresh-baked bread, Nith Valley Organics produce, Monforte Cheese, Green Gate meat and sausages, Samsara produce, Spade and Spoon preserves, More Than Pies 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


November 2017

  • Community Room: To Feed A Planet (November 2 to 30): An exhibit of photography of farmers, food and markets around the world curated by So Young Lee and JP Gural.

December 2017

  • Community Room: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (December 2 to January 6, 2018): The Inn is excited to announce that the annual Christmas Carol exhibit is back! Enjoy this ten-painting series of Dickens’ Victorian Christmas by Dave Rheaume during our Holiday Market, tea & cookie decorating workshops.

Regular Events

Tea Time at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Experience our delicious seasonal menu with your choice of a sweet or savoury plate with a pot of tea or glass of cider. Please note: over the Christmas season the Inn is serving a Christmas plate only with fruitcake, gingerbread cookies and shortbread. Suggested donation is $5.

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

Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table

Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Culinary Historians of Canada and Montgomery’s Inn present a hands-on early Victorian cooking class led by Sherry Murphy. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Carols in the Tavern

Saturday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Get some Christmas Spirit in the Tavern while you sing 19th-century carols and sip a historic drink.
Admission: $20 + HST, including savoury treats and mulled cider. Cash bar for historic drinks. Pre-registration is required at 416-394-8113.

Holiday Farmers’ Market & Gift Sale

Wednesday, December 6, 2 to 7 p.m.
Artists and artisans join our regular farmers’ market vendors for a special holiday event. Shop for foodie gifts and seasonal treats in a lovely historic setting, open an hour longer than our regular market. You’ll find fresh bread from the Inn’s bake oven, preserves, local winter vegetables, sweets, prepared foods, ethically raised meats, cheese, eggs, dried fruit, nuts, honey and wine while enjoying festive seasonal music. Cozy up to a roaring fire while sipping a hot mulled apple cider. Kids will enjoy purchasing a gingerbread man from our winter witch! Fundraising fruitcakes: $10 each.
Admission: Free.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Decorate your family’s dream house all together. All the supplies you need to create a classic gingerbread house will be provided.
Admission: $30 + HST per house. Pre-registration is required at 416-394-8113.

Georgian Christmas Supper

Saturday, December 9. Two seatings: 5 & 8 p.m.
Though supper was a late-evening meal in Georgian times, on this occasion it is served earlier for reasons of convenience. A brief talk on the nature of supper in Jane Austen’s time precedes the meal. Carefully reconstructed from 18th-century receipts, this meal will be a treat to be enjoyed by candlelight and with the comfort of an open fire. The menu features some dishes we traditionally associate with Christmas, such as roast goose and mincemeat tarts, but also explores other dishes of the period. Historical clothing is encouraged, but optional. Admission: $60. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, November 30 online or at 416-578-1031.


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