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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 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

Autumn-Winter 2019

  • Community Room (December): “Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” by Dave Rheaume. The Inn is excited to announce that the annual Christmas Carol exhibit is back! Enjoy this ten-painting series of Dickens’s Victorian Christmas during our holiday events.
  • Briarly Room (To December 27): “Canada’s Canvas” by Katherine Suydam Brown (pictured below). This exhibit shows the diversity and beauty of the Canadian countryside, from the barren north to the romantic and rustic east, the rural peace of central Canada and the vast expanse of the Prairies.

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

Christmas  Tea

Sunday,  December 15, 1 to 4 p.m.

Join us for a special holiday tea and tour of the Inn with its magical Christmas Carol toy theatre installations, exploring Dickens’ Christmas Carol. Enjoy a spot of tea and a taste of history in the Tea Room of Montgomery’s Inn. This Christmas Tea Time includes a special festive plate, unlimited tea service (black and herbal varieties available) and features holiday music by Roger Zuraw and Josh Walker on guitar. $12.00+HST for tea and tour of the historic house. Tours at No reservation required, first come first serve.

Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table

Saturday, November 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
In the historic kitchen at Montgomery’s Inn, historic cook Sherry Murphy will lead the Culinary Historians of Canada’s fourth annual hands-on exploration of seasonal recipes dating from the Victorian period.
Admission: $65 (general). $55 (CHC members. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Jazz at the Inn: An Ellington Evening

Saturday, November 23, 7 to 10 p.m.
Join Drew Jurecka, Clark Johnston and Adrean Farrugia of the Toronto Duke Ellington Society as they perform a concert of live music at the Inn. There will be two sets, and during the extended intermission patrons will be able to enjoy a drink at the cash bar and a cold bite typical of the 19th-century heyday of the Inn in the historic bar room.
Admission: $25 + HST. Tickets are available online. Advance tickets are required.

Stir-Up Sunday

Sunday, November 24, 1 to 4 p.m.
Come and see a 19th-century working commercial kitchen in an afternoon of cooking demonstrations presented by historic cooks in costume.
Admission: Free with regular admission, including samples while supplies last

Toussaint: Traditions of the Dark Months

Sunday, November 24, 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Historical researcher, choreographer and event organizer Karen Millyard presents a bewitching evening of storytelling and music from the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore, along with a simple meal. During the “Black Months” of November and December, people gathered by the fire to hear the eerie tales of northern coastal France.
Admission: To be confirmed. 416-578-1031. Ticketing details at Danceweavers.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, November 30, 3 classes: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Come to the Inn for a fun-filled couple of hours spent decorating a gingerbread dream house of your own or with a group! All the supplies to create a classic gingerbread house will be provided.
Admission: $30 + HST. Tickets are available online. Advance tickets are required.


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