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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.

The outdoor Summer Market features fresh-baked bread from the Inn’s wood-fired oven, local and organic produce, meat, cheese ready-to-eat meals and snacks. Tours are free of charge during Market Days!

Visit our Market page for news and a complete list of vendors.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

Summer 2019

  • Community Room (to August 30): “​Wildlife in the City” by Lisa Compton. Diversity in cities such as Toronto includes our amazing wildlife. Sharing the city with nature is an exceptional gift and privilege! Using various media, including less traditional scratchboard, Lisa Compton conveys animals as emotional beings and emphasizes the importance of their lives.
  • Briarly Room (to September 29): “Diversity in Squares” by Sandra Robson. Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2 to 4 p.m.

Regular Events

Tea Time at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Experience our delicious seasonal menu with a sweet and savoury combo plate and a pot of tea or glass of cider.

Fret Not Ukulele Night

First Thursday of every month, 6 to 9 p.m.
On the first Thursday of every month, join us for a fun evening of music and song as Doctor of Music Chris Wilson guides us through ukulele instruction with new and old tunes. Perfect for all skill levels. Bring your own ukulele, some spares available but they go fast! First hour is a chord workshop. Admission: $15.

Thirsty Thursdays

Last Thursday of every month, except December, 7 to 10 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of beer or wine in our restored 1847 barroom or outside on our patio with food and live traditional music. Admission: Pay What You Can. Cash bar. Food: $5. Cash bar.


Special Events

Summer Sundays

July & August, noon to 5 p.m.
Join us on the grounds to enjoy a range of outdoor activities from Victorian games to ice cream churning. Learn about picnic traditions of the 19th century and how to vacation like a Victorian. Bring your blanket and a picnic, or borrow a blanket and purchase a picnic plate or cold bite from our tea room ($7 + HST). On July 21 and August 11, enjoy a demonstration from one our exhibiting artists, Lisa Compton, and have a go yourself.

Summer Day Camps

Montgomery’s Inn is offering camps for the first time! Kids will be inspired by a variety of specialty drama, baking and cooking camps in this historic mid 19th-century inn. Our camps make the most of the Inn’s fascinating history as a tavern, farm and community hub, and use all its unique resources and programming, including our weekly farmers’ market, outdoor bake oven, working open hearths and strong tradition of performance, music and dance.
To register, visit efun.toronto.ca, register and search by barcode. Extended-hours options are available.

  • July 8 to 12: Junior Baker (ages 6-9, barcode 3198228). Admission: $272 for five days .
  • July 15 to 19: Junior Chef (ages 6-9, barcode 3198256 – WAITLIST). Admission: $272 for five days.
  • July 22 to 26: Master Baker (ages 8-12, barcode 3198265). Admission: $272 for five days.
  • August 6 to 9: Adventures in Drama (ages 8-12, barcode 3198269). Admission: $217 for four days.
  • August 12 to 16: Master Chef (ages 8-12, barcode 3178528 – WAITLIST). Admission: $272 for five days.
  • August 19 to 23: Junior Chef (ages 6-9, barcode 3250477). Admission: $272 for five days.
  • August 26 to 30: Junior Chef (ages 6-9, barcode 3198276). Admission: $272 for five days.

The Big Picnic

Sunday July 14, noon to 5 p.m.
Join us on the grounds to celebrate the classic summer pastime of picnicking. Learn about picnic traditions of the 19th century and how to vacation like a Victorian. Bring your own blanket and picnic, or borrow a blanket and purchase a special Victorian inspired picnic hamper from our tea room. There will be outdoor games to enjoy and an opportunity to try your hand at the old-fashioned hand-cranked ice cream maker. Picnic hampers will contain a ploughman’s-style lunch, including artisan cheese, charcuterie, pickles, crackers and an adorable mini-Victoria sponge cake, along with iced and regular tea ($12 + HST per person). Ingredients are sourced from Montgomery’s Inn’s own Farmers’ Market and baked on site.

Beer Diversity

Thursday, July 18, 7 to 10 p.m.
Join Ren Navarro in our 1840s barroom to discuss diversity in the Canadian craft-beer industry and how we can work together to improve it, one beer at a time.
Admission: $35, including beer tasting and a historic “cold bite.” Cash bar. Tickets are available online.

Community Film Night

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. film start
A free screening of the heartwarming Wes Anderson animation Isle of Dogs for the local community in Tom Riley Park, presented by the Inn and Arts Etobicoke, celebrating community connections and enjoying summer in the City. The Inn will provide popcorn, soft drinks and washrooms.

Finding Freedom: The Joshua Glover Story

Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, 5 to 7 p.m.
A dramatic first-person performance exploring the extraordinary true story of Joshua Glover, an escaped slave who utilized the Underground Railroad to find his way to Upper Canada and Montgomery’s Inn, where he lived and worked until he died. Participate in singing a spiritual and explore clothing and artifacts representative of the time.
Admission: $25. Tickets are available via Streamtickets and at the door if the event has not sold out.

South Etobicoke Festival of Beer

Saturday, August 17, noon to 8 p.m.
Participants can experience Etobicoke’s breweries in the historic barroom, kitchen, dining room, community room and outdoor patio. They can buy beer samples from a variety of breweries and enjoy live music.
Admission: Free. Beer tickets $3 (1 ticket for a sample, 2 for a glass).

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