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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.

Montgomery’s Inn is undergoing two revitalization projects due for completion in 2018. The first will create a more welcoming and captivating visitor entrance. The second, to preserve and refresh the historic building of the Inn and its presentation, has already started.

During construction, the museum will remain open, and visitors can access it easily through the original tavern entrance in the historic building. The nature of the construction work may mean that there will be the odd day when the Inn needs to close. Call 416-394-8113 to check that the Inn is open and hours of operation. The Inn’s weekly Wednesday’s farmers market will continue to run during these projects. It is now indoors for the winter season.

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

Every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m. (indoors from Noveber 1 to spring 2018)

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


May 2018

  • Community Room: “1917 – Canada Comes of Age” (May 1 to 27). Curated by Ross and Dave Rheaume, “1917 – Canada Comes of Age” is a multi-city, multi-artist exhibition that examines this most critical year in our history. Curated by artist brothers Ross and Dave Rheaume, the show has had stops in Ottawa, Cornwall, Aurora, and Old Chelsea, Quebec. More than 20 paintings, all contributed by working professional artists, make up the exhibition. Curator onsite: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No opening reception.


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. Please note: The Tea Room will be closed on March 25 and April 29 due to concerts by Neapolitan Connection.

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, except December, 7 to 10 p.m.
Live traditional music, beverages and stew by firelight in our restored 1847 barroom.


Special Events

St. Patrick’s Céilidh

Saturday, March 17, 7 to 10 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Montgomery’s Inn. Irish stew, fresh baked bread and live traditional music featuring Gin Lane.
Admission: $5 + HST. Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.

Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker Night: Past and Present in Pictures

Thursday, March 22, 7 to 10 p.m.
Come and take a photographic history tour through the neighbourhoods of Etobicoke with Denise Harris, a retired human resources development manager and a lifelong resident of Etobicoke.
Admission: Free

Canadian Opera Company Scotiabank After School Opera Program

Mondays from March 26 to June 11, 4 to 6 p.m.
Since the fall of 2016, Montgomery’s Inn has been one of five locations across the city for this after-school program for children ages 7 to 12. Under the guidance of the lead artist, a program assistant and special guests, children explore opera through singing, composing, and drama. This fun and unique program develops children’s performance and music skills while nurturing their self-confidence. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebratory performance on the final day.
Admission: $15 per participant for the term

Toronto Jane Austen Festival

Friday to Sunday, April 6 to 8
Spend a weekend in the world of Lizzy, Darcy, Emma and other beloved characters. What did they eat, wear, hear, see? You will experience the food, music, clothing and dance of Jane Austen’s time, plus much, much more. Lectures, hands-on workshops, and, of course, a ball!
Admission: Visit Jane Austen Dancing for details and tickets.

National Canadian Film Day Screening: Maudie

Wednesday, April 18, 3 to 5 p.m.
National Canadian Film Day is a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema. Presented by Reel Canada, 2018 shines the spotlight on the accomplishments of women in Canadian film. Great Canadian movies will be available on air, online and on foot at over 1,700 screenings across the country, including at Montgomery’s Inn, which will be screening Maudie, the moving biography of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, who found great beauty in a life that others might consider bleak. The 2016 English-language film  is directed by Aisling Walsh and stars Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Assembly Room: no elevator access.
Admission: Free




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