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, email@example.com.
Invitation to a Public Meeting
about Montgomery’s Inn building projects 2017
Thursday, December 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Inn would like to invite all its friends, supporters and members of the public to a public meeting about two Montgomery’s Inn building projects scheduled for 2017.
The Inn will have two separate building projects taking place during 2017 that aim to improve the visitor experience by refreshing the interpretation of the historic Inn (including addressing issues with the building fabric) and opening up the main entrance so that it creates a more welcoming and easy-to-navigate space.
The architects have created detailed plans, which have been reviewed and approved, and which offer an exciting scheme to really enhance the experience of visitors to the Inn. The meeting will provide more information about the restoration project and the new entrance project, including the current timetables and how we intend to operate the Inn around the building work.
We hope that members of our community will be able to join us and learn more about how these projects may balance the long-term preservation of this designated heritage site with its function as flexible venue best serving the needs of the community. Light refreshments will be served. There’s no need to RSVP, but if you want to let us know you’ll be attending in advance, that’s fine too.
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.
- Briarly Room: Certain Empty Houses (November 13 to December 9): A solo exhibition of work by Toronto-based artist Meaghan Hyckie. Opening: Sunday, November 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
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.
Last Thursday of every month, 7 to 10 p.m.
Live traditional music, beverages and stew by firelight in our restored 1847 barroom.
Sunday, November 20, 1 to 5 p.m.
Witness a working 19th-century commercial kitchen when the Inn’s team of Historic Cooks in period costume presents an afternoon of cooking demonstrations that focus on traditional Christmas treats like shortbread, fruitcake, mincemeat and Twelfth-Cake according to authentic historic recipes and using antique equipment on the date traditionally set aside for holiday baking. Samples while supplies last!
Admission: Free with regular admission to the Inn.
Toussaint: Traditions of the Dark Months
Sunday, November 20, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Danceweavers presents an evening of Breton food, music and storytelling by the hearth, featuring storyteller Bruce Carmody and Emilyn Stam with Balfolk Toronto. The evening includes hot cider and a meal of white-bean soup from a kettle over the hearth, cheese, apples, whole-grain bread baked at the Inn, and a traditional Breton butter and buckwheat cake. Please note: some of the stories may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age.
Admission: $20 (show, general). $15 (show, students & seniors). $15 (meal at 6 p.m.). Pre-registration is recommended. 416-578-1031
Holiday Farmers’ Market & Gift Sale
Wednesday, December 7, 2 to 7 p.m.
Artists and artisans join our regular farmers’ market vendors for a special holiday event. Shop for foodie gifts and seasonal treats in a lovely historic setting, open an hour longer than our regular market. You’ll find fresh bread from the Inn’s bake oven, preserves, local winter vegetables, sweets, prepared foods, ethically raised meats, cheese, eggs, dried fruit, nuts, honey and wine while enjoying festive seasonal music. Cozy up to a roaring fire while sipping a hot mulled apple cider and kids will enjoy purchasing a gingerbread man from our winter witch!
Admission: Free. Fundraising fruitcakes: $10 each.
Jane Austen Christmas Supper by Firelight
Friday, December 16, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the pleasures of the Georgian table during the festive season, supping by candlelight and the comfort of an open fire. There is no more delightful way to savour the traditions of Christmas! Every recipe is reconstructed from historical sources; you’ll find a blend of the familiar and the intriguingly different. A rare opportunity to experience a full historical meal within the walls of one of Toronto’s best-loved heritage sites. Historical clothing is encouraged, but optional. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Register at www.JaneAustenDancing.ca or phone 416-578-1031 for details.