Looking forward. Looking back.
"Farmhouse" by Joan Frost Oman

“Farmhouse” by Joan Frost Oman

 

"The Upside" by Diane Boyer

“The Upside” by Diane Boyer

Image from Past Present: An exhibition by Jelica Jovin

Image by Jelica Jovin

 

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, 2 to 6 p.m.
We’re outdoors untillate October! 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

Current & upcoming shows: Autumn 2016

  • Places been, faces seen (September 2 to 25): An exhibition of work by Etobicoke artist Joan Frost Oman. Opening: Thursday, September 8, 5 to 8 p.m., during the Inn’s annual corn roast.
  • The Healing View (September 29 to October 28): An exhibition of photography by Diane Boyer, an exploration of restorative environments. Opening: Thursday, September 29 as part of Inn’s Thirsty Thursday evening.
  • Past Present: An exhibition by Jelica Jovin (September 29 to October 28): An exhibition of photographic work by Jelica Jovin. Supported by an OAC grant. Opening: Thursday, September 29 as part of Inn’s Thirsty Thursday evening.

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

Corn Roast, Market and Heritage Fair

Thursday, September 8, 5 to 8 p.m.
Nothing better than a late afternoon in the park with a cob of fresh corn! Join us for a grand bake sale, local produce, live music and displays from west-end heritage organizations. Bring your lawn chairs.
Admission: Free; various prices for items for sale.

Kaeja d’Dance presents: ReGeneration

Saturday, September 24, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 1 & 3 p.m.
ReGeneration is a community dance performance that reimagines the history of Montgomery’s Inn through dance, music and art. Everyday residents of Etobicoke are paired with professional choreographers to create new dance works to be performed in various rooms throughout the Inn. Featuring Kaeja d’Dance company dancers, students of Etobicoke School of the Arts and The Music Studio, and artists from Creative Village, ReGeneration is presented in community partnership with Montgomery’s Inn, Arts Etobicoke, Lakeshore Arts, The Music Studio, Creative Village, and Village of Islington BIA. Part of Animating Historic Sites: a partnership between Toronto Arts Council and City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services.
Admission: Free (space is limited).

Master and Commander – A Weekend in 1800

Friday to Sunday, October 14 to 16
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Royal Navy in Lord Nelson’s time. Enjoy a concert by renowned trio Gin Lane, the merchants’ market, historical meals by candlelight, dancing, demonstrations, hearth-cooking workshops, and much more. For full details, visit JaneAustenDancing.ca or call 416-578-1031.
Admission: Various prices for different parts of the program.

Shades of Old Islington: Graveyard & Tavern Tour by Lamp Light

Saturday, October 29, 7 to 9 p.m.
Explore Montgomery’s Inn and the Islington Pioneer Cemetery after dark, where you will hear chilling stories guaranteed to get you into the Hallowe’en spirit. Inside the candlelit rooms of the restored Inn, you will discover the perfect atmosphere for hair-raising tales. Spooky refreshments included.
Admission:  $20 + HST. Pre-registration required; not recommended for children under 12.

 

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