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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.

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Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

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

The outdoor Summer Market features fresh-baked bread from the Inn’s wood-fired oven, local and organic produce, meat, cheese ready-to-eat meals and snacks. 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

Spring 2020

  • Briarly Room (to March 1): “On Thin Ice” by Christine Montague. An exhibition of paintings depicting polar bears that aims to connect this northern animal with a southern audience, while exploring both the wonder they evoke and the warning their changing habitat offers as the world struggles to deal with climate change. Opening reception: February 8, 2 to 4 p.m. with guest speaker James Kushny of Churchill North Studies Centre, Manitoba.

  • Community Room (to February 2): “Seasons” by Sally Ann Martin. An exhibition of watercolour paintings exploring the seasons. Opening reception: Just before Thirsty Thursday on January 30.

  • Community Room (February 4 to March 1): “Painting with Friends” by Mimico SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program): SNAP is a day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in south Etobicoke. Its mission is to foster independence and to promote and support an environment that facilitates the integration of adults with different abilities into their community in meaningful ways. Opening reception: February 22, noon to 2 p.m.

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.

Fret Not Ukulele Night

First Thursday of every month, 6 to 9 p.m.
On the first Thursday of every month, join us for a fun evening of music and song as Doctor of Music Chris Wilson guides us through ukulele instruction with new and old tunes. Perfect for all skill levels. Bring your own ukulele, some spares available but they go fast! First hour is a chord workshop. Admission: $15.

Thirsty Thursdays

Last Thursday of every month, except December, 7 to 10 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of beer or wine in our restored 1847 barroom or outside on our patio with food and live traditional music. Admission: Pay What You Can. Cash bar. Food: $5. Cash bar.

Special Events

Let It Snow Sundays

Every Sunday from January 12 to February 23
Make the most of winter in Tom Riley Park. After a snowfall, enjoy tobogganing down the hill next to Montgomery’s Inn—a favourite spot for generations of Etobicans. Walk through the Park and cross the footbridges over Mimico Creek. After a memorable afternoon of these winter traditions, get cozy by the fire with a warm pot of tea or a mug of hot apple cider and savour fresh house-baked treats in the Inn’s tea room. You can also sample roasted chestnuts from the indoor wood-burning oven. Afterwards, take a tour of the museum at regular admission prices.
Admission: Free, including cider and chestnut samples. Tea room plate: $7 + HST.

Community Oven Night

Thursday, February 6, 3 to 7 p.m.
The Inn opens its doors to community groups for a night of shared cooking and eating, using the kitchen, tea room and outdoor wood-burning oven.
Admission: Free. Pre-registration is required at 416-394-8113.

The Singing of Birds

Saturday February 15, 4 to 6 p.m.
Created by renowned educator Dr. Warwick Dobson, this unique theatre-in-education program exposes audiences to the joys and struggles of two young immigrants: Rose, a servant who fled the Irish famine, and Clara, an African American who escaped American slavery with the help of the Underground Railroad in the 19th-century U.S. with its terminus at the Canadian border. Audience members will follow the drama as the two women find friendship and hope in a new country.
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Youth, $10 Children, advance tickets required montgomerysinn.streamintickets.com

March Break Family Adventures

Saturday to Sunday, March 14 to 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Play house-detective and take part in a scavenger hunt that highlights some of the historic building’s features. Check out the activity stations to learn about the people who lived and worked at the Inn. Some activity stations include checkers in the parlour, a 19th-century-style rope bed in the travellers’ bedrooms and Victorian-period children’s clothing that you can try on. Read a 19th-century newspaper and write a letter in the travellers’ sitting room, then enjoy some Derby cakes in the dining room—all baked fresh from our historic kitchen.
Admission: $5 to $8.

Junior Chef Camp at Montgomery’s Inn

Monday to Friday, March 16 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (extended care to 5 p.m. available)
Enroll your young aspiring chefs in this week-long day camp where they will learn cooking fundamentals using the open hearth in the 1830s kitchen, the outdoor wood-burning oven and the modern commercial kitchen. Staff who specialize in 19th-century cooking techniques will introduce kids to these techniques and take them on a visit of the Inn’s weekly indoor farmers’ market. Baking-themed games, crafts and activities along with a full lineup of traditional camp activities will ensure that everyone works up a healthy appetite. On Friday, campers create and enjoy their own pizza using the wood-fired brick oven.
Admission: $272 Extra charge for before/after care. Additional charge for non-residents. Online pre-registration is required.


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