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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.

“Tower Blocks” by Stefan Berg

  • Briarly Room (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

PlayME Past: Joshua Glover

Friday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Expect Theatre and PlayME Podcast present a live radio play inspired by Montgomery’s Inn in the Bar Room. This week, Andrew Moodie explores the life of Joshua Glover, an enslaved man who escaped from slavery in America via the Underground Railroad to Etobicoke. The recording will be post-produced and posted online for an international audience starting in October 2019. PlayME Podcast is created by the Artistic Directors of PlayME, a podcast that transforms Canadian theatre plays into radio dramas now on CBC. This project was supported by Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.
Admission: Free. Space is limited. For questions, please email info@expect.org.

PlayME Past: Irish in Toronto

Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.
Expect Theatre and PlayME Podcast present a live radio play inspired by Montgomery’s Inn in the Bar Room. This week, May Rose Napoli explores the Irish in Toronto in the 19th century. The recording will be post-produced and posted online for an international audience starting in October, 2019. PlayME Podcast is created by the Artistic Directors of PlayME, a podcast that transforms Canadian theatre plays into radio dramas now on CBC. This project was supported by Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.
Admission: Free. Space is limited. For questions, please email info@expect.org.

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

Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market Spring Season

OPENING DAY: Wednesday, May 22, 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 landscaped picnic area.
Admission: Free.

PlayME Past: Chinese Market Gardeners

Friday, May 24, 7 p.m.
Expect Theatre and PlayME Podcast present a live radio play inspired by Montgomery’s Inn in the Bar Room. This week, Marjorie Chan explores Chinese market gardeners. The recording will be post-produced and posted online for an international audience starting in October, 2019. PlayME Podcast is created by the Artistic Directors of PlayME, a podcast that transforms Canadian theatre plays into radio dramas now on CBC. This project was supported by Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.
Admission: Free. Space is limited. For questions, please email info@expect.org.

Doors Open Toronto

Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26, 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.

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