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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

February-March 2018

  • Community Room: “Mimico SNAP: Painting with Friends” (February 24 to March 31). Mimico SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program) is a day program in south Etobicoke for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This talented group is led by local artist, photographer and LAMP workshop leader Mark Cope and SNAP Program Director Denise Marler, and includes artists with different abilities who use unique methods to put paint to the canvas (see images at left). Opening reception: Saturday, February 24, 2 to 4 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. 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 from January 8 to March 5, 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.
Admission: $15 per participant for the term.

Hear Freedom’s Ring!

Saturday, February 17, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Come celebrate southern Ontario’s history in a musical journey along the Underground Railroad with tenor Michael Toby, presented by Ars Musica and the Toronto Arts Council.

Family Day at Montgomery’s Inn

Monday, February 19, 1 to 5 p.m.
Bring the family to Montgomery’s Inn for an Irish Ceilidh! Maureen O’Leary of Maureen’s Reel Irish Dancing will teach a dance workshop and then host a ceilidh at 2 and 3:30. Join the cooks in the historic kitchen while they prepare tasty treats over the fire, try your hand at the traditional French Canadian lumberjack dancing man and learn to play the spoons with our resident fiddler at 1:30 and 3:00. Drop-in activities, including historic games, crafts, food and music; no pre-registration required.
Admission: Free with regular admission price

Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker Night: The Mimico Asylum

Thursday, February 22, 7 to 10 p.m.
Join the Etobicoke Historical Society for an intriguing journey into the past of a unique piece of Etobicoke’s history with Jennifer Bazar, the Curator of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre at Humber Lakeshore campus.
Admission: Free

Junior Chef Camp at Montgomery’s Inn

March 12 to 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids learn to cook in a fun and safe environment! Participants will learn about food from farm to table and attend the on-site farmers’ market (Wednesday only). Age-appropriate hands-on cooking projects may include cake decorating and baking bread in a brick oven. Plenty of active play ensures that everyone works up a healthy appetite! Participants make their own lunches daily, plus take home samples to share with hungry parents. Ages 6 to 10.
Admission: $175 for the week, including lunch. Pre-registration required.

St. Patrick’s Céilidh

Saturday, March 17, 7 to 10 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Montgomery’s Inn. Irish stew, fresh baked bread and live traditional music featuring Gin Lane.
Admission: $5 + HST. Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.

Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker Night: Past and Present in Pictures

Thursday, March 22, 7 to 10 p.m.
Come and take a photographic history tour through the neighbourhoods of Etobicoke with Denise Harris, a retired human resources development manager and a lifelong resident of Etobicoke.
Admission: Free




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