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Montgomery’s Inn Event Calendar 2017

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 outdoors for the summer season.

Recurring Events & Activities

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

The market runs every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m.
The outdoor summer market is open; it continues outdoors until the fall of 2018. Buy direct from local farmers and food artisans. Organic fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat, honey and more! Have a tour of the museum on us and see what our youth group is up to; it’s free on Wednesdays during market hours. Visit our Market page for news and updates.

Teatime at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Experience our delicious seasonal menu with a sweet and savoury combo plate with a pot of tea or glass of cider.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

 

May-June 2018

  • Community Room: “1917 – Canada Comes of Age” (to June 30). 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.

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays,  June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25, 7 to 10 p.m.
In partnership with the INNovators, the last Thursday of every month is Thirsty Thursday tavern night at the Inn. Enjoy  live traditional music with a glass of beer, wine, or a Thomas Montgomery speciality by firelight in our restored 1847 barroom. Visit the event page for further details.
Admission: Pay What You Can, cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew with fresh-baked bread.

Fret Not Ukulele Night

Thursdays, June 7, July 5, August 2, September TBA, October 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
Come and sing, laugh and make music at our monthly ukulele gathering with Doctor of Music instructor Chris Wilson. Beginners welcome! Bring your uke—but if you’re just testing the waters and don’t have one, let us know and we’ll loan you one for the night.
Admission: 7 to 9 p.m.: $15. (6 p.m. chord workshop: Free).

 

Upcoming Special Events & Activities

Canadian Opera Company Scotiabank After School Opera Program

Mondays 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

Irish Culture Camp at Montgomery’s Inn – Ages 5 to 14,

July 30 to August 3, 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 (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 they have learned.
Admission: $130. Pre-registration is required at moleary2001@rogers.com or 416-446-6993.

Irish Culture Camp at Montgomery’s Inn – Ages 5 to 14,

August 27 to 31, 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 (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 they have learned. Admission:  $130. Pre-registration is required at moleary2001@rogers.com or 416-446-6993.

Corn Roast and Heritage Fair

Thursday, September 6, 5 to 8 p.m.
Visit the Inn for fresh corn cooked in the outdoor bake oven, live music, children’s activities and displays from west-end heritage organizations. We’ll be launching the restoration of the Inn with tours and activities. Bring your lawn chairs!
Admission: Free (charge for food items).

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series

Saturday, September 29, time to be confirmed
Join us for classical music at the Inn in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Admission: Visit Neapolitan Connection for details and ticket purchases.

Animating Historic Sites

October & November (dates to be confirmed)
As part of the Toronto Arts Council program Animating Historic Sites, ArsMusica will write and perform a one-hour chamber opera based on the life of Joshua Glover, an African-American former enslaved man who made his way here via the Underground Railroad.
Admission: TBA

Master and Commander – A Weekend in 1800

Friday to Sunday, October 19 to 21, all day
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 Jane Austen Dancing  or call 416-578-1031 for details and ticket purchases.

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series

Saturday, October 27, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music at the Inn in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Admission: Visit Neapolitan Connection for details and ticket purchases.

Shades of Old Islington: Graveyard & Tavern Tour by Lamp Light

Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; 8 to 10 p.m.
Explore Montgomery’s Inn and the Islington Pioneer Cemetery after dark, where you will hear chilling stories guaranteed to get you into the Hallowe’en spirit. Inside the candlelit rooms of the restored Inn you will discover the perfect atmosphere for hair-raising tales.
Admission: $20 + HST, including spooky refreshments. Pre-registration required. (Not recommended for children under 12).

Canadian Opera Company Scotiabank After School Opera Program

October 1 to Dec 10, 4 to 6 p.m.
Since fall 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.