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Trident True by Andrew Bonnycastle

Trident True by Andrew Bonnycastle

Peace Feather by Carole St Amand

Peace Feather (detail) by Carole St Amand

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: Summer 2016

  • Community Room: Intrinsic Toronto by  (June 30 to August 3): Paintings by national award-winning Toronto artist Andrew Bonnycastle (see image at left.) This exhibit focuses on how the old and historic buildings of Toronto are an intrinsic part of our city and how our present communities have formed around them. This is an exhibition where art and history go hand in hand to explore the relationship between present day Torontonians and the remaining structural remnants of Toronto’s past.
  • Briarly Room: In Celebration of Pride Month: Worn With Pride exhibit (June 30 to July 24): Worn With Pride at Montgomery’s Inn showcases artifacts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, including t-shirts, posters and pins from across Canada.
  • Briarly Room: Hooked Rugs – Not to be Stepped On, the work of Carole St Amand (July 28 to August 24): An exhibit that shows a centuries-old craft adapted to create modern and vibrant works of art, no longer for covering floors, but to be displayed on walls like any fine painting. Carole St-Amand (see image at left) designs and makes each piece by hand, using a hook as a paintbrush, wool as her paint and linen as the canvas. Imagination… the only limitation. Opening reception: Thursday, July 28 from July 6 to 8 p.m. (overlapping with Thirsty Thursday).

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


Sunday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aloha! A ukelele festival with workshops, a Hawaiian-themed lunch and museum tours.
Admission: $25 + HST. Preregistration required. 416-394-8113

A Ball at the Crown

Saturday, July 23, 2:30 to 10 p.m.
Continuing the celebration of Emma‘s bicentennial, Jane Austen Dancing is reconstructing the ball at the Crown Inn from Jane Austen’s masterpiece, complete with an elegant ball supper.
Admission: $60 (general). $50 (students & seniors). Space is limited. The registration form and other details can be found at the Jane Austen Dancing website.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday, July 24 and Thursday to Saturday, July 29, 30 & 31, 7 p.m.
Shakespeare’s rowdy and hilarious comedy of love, marriage and trickery performed outdoors by Humber River Shakespeare Co. Bring your own chairs. 416-231-3504
Admission: Pay What You Can ($20 suggested donation)

Click to visit our Event Calendar for a full listing of coming events.

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