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Montgomery’s Inn Event Calendar 2016

Recurring Events & Activities

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

The market runs every Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.
We’re outdoors until late October. 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.
Your choice of a sweet  or savoury plate with a pot of tea or glass of cider.
Admission: $7+HST per person.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

Current and Upcoming Shows:

Summer 2016

  • Community Room: Intrinsic Toronto by Andrew Bonnycastle (To August 3): Paintings by national award-winning Toronto artist Andrew Bonnycastle. This exhibit focuses on how the old and historic buildings of Toronto are an intrinsic part of our city and how our present communities have formed around them. This is an exhibition where art and history go hand in hand to explore the relationship between present day Torontonians and the remaining structural remnants of Toronto’s past.
  • Briarly Room: Hooked Rugs – Not to be Stepped On, the work of Carole St Amand (To August 24): An exhibit that shows a centuries-old craft adapted to create modern and vibrant works of art, no longer for covering floors, but to be displayed on walls like any fine painting. Carole St-Amand designs and makes each piece by hand, using a hook as a paintbrush, wool as her paint and linen as the canvas. Imagination… the only limitation.

The galleries are open during regular office hours. For viewing information, call 416-394-8113.
Admission: Free

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7 to 10 p.m. (repeats September 29, October 27 & November 24)
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

Thursday, September 1, 6 to 9 p.m. (Repeats October 6, November 3 & December 8)
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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thursday to Saturday, July 29 to 31, 7 p.m.
Shakespeare’s rowdy and hilarious comedy of love, marriage and trickery performed outdoors by Humber River Shakespeare Co. Bring your own chairs. 416-231-3504
Admission: Pay What You Can ($20 suggested donation)


Sunday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aloha! A ukelele festival with workshops, a Hawaiian-themed lunch and museum tours.
Admission: $25 + HST. Preregistration required. 416-394-8113

Irish Culture Camp

Monday to Friday, August 22 to 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This camp for ages 5 to 14 is an introduction to the whole Irish culture that includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports, 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 the children have learned.
Admission: $130. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact moleary2001@rogers.com or call 416-446-6993.

Corn Roast, Market and Heritage Fair

Thursday, September 8, 5 to 8 p.m.
Nothing better than a late afternoon in the park with a cob of fresh corn! Join us for a grand bake sale, local produce, live music and displays from west-end heritage organizations. Bring your lawn chairs.
Admission: Free; various prices for items for sale.

Kaeja d’Dance presents: ReGeneration

Saturday, September 24, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 1 & 3 p.m.
ReGeneration is a community dance performance that reimagines the history of Montgomery’s Inn through dance, music and art. Everyday residents of Etobicoke are paired with professional choreographers to create new dance works to be performed in various rooms throughout the Inn. Featuring Kaeja d’Dance company dancers, students of Etobicoke School of the Arts and The Music Studio, and artists from Creative Village, ReGeneration is presented in community partnership with Montgomery’s Inn, Arts Etobicoke, Lakeshore Arts, The Music Studio, Creative Village, and Village of Islington BIA. Part of Animating Historic Sites: a partnership between Toronto Arts Council and City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services.
Admission: Free (space is limited).