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Work by Clara Harris

Work by Clara Harris

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.

Note: The outdoor market opened on May 24!

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 2017

  • Briarly Room: Captured on Camera: Contemporary responses to the landscapes of Clara Harris (May 1 to  31): Contemporary photographic interpretations of present-day Etobicoke and York taken by students Krystyna Poremba and Georgia Mackay from Etobicoke School of the Arts respond to early 20th-century paintings by Clara Harris, highlighting the vast changes to the landscape, from rural to urban. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada’s 150th birthday.
  • Community Room: Gathering Around the Kitchen Table: A Dishing Up Toronto Experience (to May 26): Discover five unique stories of food and migration that look at negotiating a sense of belonging in the ever-changing city of Toronto in this exhibit curated by Anja Hamilton, Erika Robertson and Rachel Thiessen (Master of Museum Studies students from the University of Toronto).

Regular Events

Tea Time at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Please note: due to Doors Open, the tea room is closed on Sunday, May 28. Complimentary tea and cookies will be available while supplies last.
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

 

Canada Day Tea (Canada 150 event)

Saturday, July 1, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a cool homemade iced tea on our new patio, as part of a special Canada Day menu featuring a pinwheel sandwich tea plate, finished with a celebratory Canada 150 layer cake. The day will include children’s activities, historic cooking and hand-churned strawberry ice cream in the historic kitchen. At 2 p.m., volunteer Marda Robinson will kick off the Canada 150 celebrations with a special introduction to the Inn before visitors take a tour of the site to discover more about how the building is being re-presented to celebrate its significant survival as a reminder of Etobicoke’s history.
Admission: Free ($7 plus HST for refreshments)

Irish Culture Camp at Montgomery’s Inn

Monday to Friday, July 10 to 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This camp is an introduction to the whole Irish culture, which includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports and music (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. Appropriate for ages 5 to 14.
Admission: $130. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact moleary2001@rogers.com or 416-446-6993.

Corn Roast and Heritage Fair (Canada 150 event)

Thursday, September 7, 5 to 8 p.m.
Nothing better than a late afternoon in the park with a cob of fresh corn! Join us for locally grown corn cooked in the Inn’s outdoor bake oven, live music, printmaking by InPrint Collective, children’s activities and displays from west-end heritage organizations. Bring your lawn chairs.
Admission: Free; various prices for items for sale.

Master and Commander – A Weekend in 1800

Friday to Sunday, September 22 to 24
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Royal Navy in Lord Nelson’s time. Enjoy a concert by renowned trio Gin Lane, the merchants’ market, historical meals by candlelight, dancing, demonstrations, hearth-cooking workshops, and much more.
Admission: Visit JaneAustenDancing or call 416-578-1031 for details.

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

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