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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 indoor Winter Market is now open from November 7, 2018 to spring 2019 (no market December 26 or January 2), featuring fresh-baked bread from the Inn’s wood-fired oven, local and organic produce, meat, cheese ready-to-eat meals and snacks. Be sure to visit the Inn for food tastings and other activities. 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

Autumn 2018

Drying Sails, Lunenberg Harbour by Clara Harris, oil on board, 26.7 x 34.9 cm

  • Community Room: “Not Your Typical Sunday Driver” (to November 22): Works by local painter Clara Harris (1887-1975), who spent the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s independently travelling across Canada and northern U.S.A in her 1927 Essex to capture the beautiful landscapes that inspired her love of art and nature. From the familiar scenes along Humber River to the rocky shores of Nova Scotia, this exhibit provides a snapshot into the historic landscapes often lost to us today.

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

Stir Up Sunday

Sunday, November 18, 1 to 4 p.m.
Witness a working 19th-century commercial kitchen when the Inn’s team of Historic Cooks presents an afternoon of seasonal cooking demonstrations. Admission: Free with regular museum admission, including samples while supplies last!

Toussaint: Traditions of the Dark Months

Sunday, November 18, 5 to 9:30 p.m.
A bewitching evening of storytelling and music from the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore, where during the “Black Months” of November and December all gathered by the fire to hear the eerie tales of northern coastal France. The evening moves beyond King Arthur into the lesser-known realms of this rich repertoire, with playful and haunting music from Balfolk Toronto and distinguished storyteller Bruce Carmody.
Doors open 5 p.m. Breton meal: 5:30. Lamplight tour of the Inn: 6:30. Storytelling & music: 7 to 9.30. Hot cider served during the intermission.
Performance admission: $27 (adults), $22 (youth, students & seniors). Supper admission: $18. (white bean soup served from a kettle on the hearth, cheese, bread baked at the Inn, fresh apples, a classic Breton butter cake made with buckwheat, tea and coffee. Suitable for vegetarians.) Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Meals must be booked by November 16. Not recommended for children under 12. Contact Danceweavers at 416-578-1031 during business hours for more information.

Holiday Farmers’ Market & Gift Sale

Wednesday, December 5, 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; kids will enjoy purchasing a gingerbread man from our winter witch! Admission: Free (not including items for sale). Fundraising fruitcakes: $10 each.

Jane Austen Christmas Supper

Saturday, December 8, seatings at 5 & 8 p.m.
Explore the cuisine of Jane Austen’s time by candlelight and the magic of an open fire, enjoying Turkey Galatine, Chestnuts à l’espagnole, mince tarts and other festive dishes. There is no more delightful way to savour the traditions of Christmas! The meal, ranging from traditional holiday dishes, such as mince tarts, to less familiar but utterly delicious dishes of Austen’s time, is based entirely on reconstructed Georgian-era recipes. Join us for the rare opportunity to enjoy a full historical meal within the walls of one of Toronto’s best-loved heritage sites! Historical clothing is encouraged, but optional.
Admission: $80, pre-registration required by Friday, November 30. For more information, visit JaneAustenDancing or call 416-578-1031.

 

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