Looking forward. Looking back.
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  (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: Hooked Rugs – Not to be Stepped On, the work of Carole St Amand (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.

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thursday to Saturday, July 29 to 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)

Uku-Luau

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

Irish Culture Camp

Monday to Friday, August 22 to 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This camp for ages 5 to 14 is an introduction to the whole Irish culture that includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports, music (including the tin whistle and fiddle). Children are grouped according to their ages. At the end of the week there will a concert so parents and friends can see what the children have learned.
Admission: $130. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact moleary2001@rogers.com or call 416-446-6993.

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).

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