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UpShot Variation by Barbara Hilts

UpShot Variation by Barbara Hilts

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

 

April 2017

  • Briarly Room: Alternative Fibre (April 1 to 28): A collaborative exhibit showcasing the work of Barbara Hilts and Pat Wylie. The title of the show highlights the use of mixed media and textiles to create unique pieces that capture both artists’ connections to colour, texture and form. Hilts has had a lifelong enthusiasm for textiles, both historical and contemporary. Her sculptural textile pieces merge the traditional handcraft of smocking and the contemporary craft of silk painting, and are inspired by the geometric designs of quilting and weaving. She completed her arts education at the Ontario College of Art majoring in Textile Design. After graduating in 1986, she continued her studies in Textile Sciences at the University of Guelph. OCAD graduate Pat Wylie is a longstanding tapestry artist who has recently begun to work with paper. Her featured pieces in this exhibition are mixed-media paper weavings.
  • Community Room: Gathering Around the Kitchen Table: A Dishing Up Toronto Experience (April 1 to 30): 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).

May 2017

  • 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 in response 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.

Regular Events

Tea Time at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
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

Jane Austen Weekend

Friday to Sunday, April 7 to 9
To honour Jane Austen during the bicentenary of her birth, this year’s weekend will give particular attention to Austen’s life, world, family and pleasures.
Admission: Visit JaneAustenDancing for information about tickets. Pre-registration required.

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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