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Work by Clara Harris

Work by Clara Harris

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.

Note: The outdoor market opens on May 24!

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

 

May 2017

  • Briarly Room: Captured on Camera: Contemporary responses to the landscapes of Clara Harris (May 1 to  31): Contemporary photographic interpretations of present-day Etobicoke and York taken by students Krystyna Poremba and Georgia Mackay from Etobicoke School of the Arts respond to early 20th-century paintings by Clara Harris, highlighting the vast changes to the landscape, from rural to urban. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada’s 150th birthday.
  • Community Room: Gathering Around the Kitchen Table: A Dishing Up Toronto Experience (to May 26): Discover five unique stories of food and migration that look at negotiating a sense of belonging in the ever-changing city of Toronto in this exhibit curated by Anja Hamilton, Erika Robertson and Rachel Thiessen (Master of Museum Studies students from the University of Toronto).

Regular Events

Tea Time at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Please note: due to Doors Open, the tea room is closed on Sunday, May 28. Complimentary tea and cookies will be available while supplies last.
Experience our delicious seasonal menu with your choice of a sweet or savoury plate with a pot of tea or glass of cider.

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, 7 to 10 p.m.
Live traditional music, beverages and stew by firelight in our restored 1847 barroom.

Special Events

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour

Sunday, May 14, 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring Mom to the Inn to celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon tea. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.
Admission: $7 + HST, including a guided tour of the Museum

Victoria Day Tea and Tour

Sunday, May 21, 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Victoria Day with an afternoon tea fit for a Queen. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.
Admission: $7 + HST, including a guided tour of the Museum

Opening Day! Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market Spring Season

Wednesday, May 24, 2 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the start of the outdoor season with all your favorite vendors, plus some great new ones! Enjoy live music and our newly landscaped picnic area.

Doors Open Toronto

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate this architectural urban adventure with free admission to the museum. Hourly trolley tours of the Islington Village Murals courtesy of the Islington Village BIA; live music courtesy of the Music Studio.
Admission: Free.

Captured on Canvas: Exploring our past through the work of Clara Harris

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For the Doors Open weekend, original paintings by early 20th-century artist Clara Harris (1887-1975) will be displayed in a two-site pop-up exhibition at the Inn and Lambton House. These works by a local artist who exhibited with the Group of Seven demonstrate the great changes that have taken place in the local landscape, and how the arts have helped to tell the story of Canada’s evolution. We encourage people to visit both parts of the exhibition, at the Inn and Lambton House, by using TTC Bus 30, which travels along Dundas Street West. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada’s 150th birthday.
Admission: Free.

Click to visit our Event Calendar for further details and a full listing of coming events.

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