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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


October 2016

  • The Healing View (to October 28): An exhibition of photography by Diane Boyer, an exploration of restorative environments..
  • Past Present: An exhibition by Jelica Jovin (to October 28): An exhibition of photographic work by Jelica Jovin. Supported by an OAC grant.

November 2016

  • Briarly Room: Title TBA (November 13 to December 9): A solo exhibition of work by Toronto-based artist Meaghan HyckieOpening: Sunday, November 13, 2 to 4 p.m.

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

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7 to 10 p.m. (repeats November 24, no event in December)
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, November 3, 6 to 9 p.m. (Repeats 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

Master and Commander – A Weekend in 1800

Friday to Sunday, October 14 to 16
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. For full details, visit JaneAustenDancing.ca or call 416-578-1031.
Admission: Various prices for different parts of the program.

Canadian Opera Company
Scotiabank After School Opera Program

Mondays October 17, 24, 31 & November 7, 14, 21 & 28 (excludes Thanksgiving), 4 to 6 p.m.
Montgomery’s Inn is the newest location of the COC’s Scotiabank After School Opera 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. For more details visit the Canadian Opera Company website.

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

Saturday, October 29, 7 to 9 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. Spooky refreshments included.
Admission:  $20 + HST. Pre-registration required; not recommended for children under 12.

Bridge at the Inn

Friday, November 18, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon at the Inn learning about its history and playing bridge. The afternoon will include a tour of the Inn, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet other bridge players.
Admission: $17.70 per person plus tax (or $70.80 for a table). Pre-booking tables of four required; please bring your own deck of cards. Register at 416-394-8113.

 Stir-Up Sunday

Sunday, November 20, time TBA
Witness a working 19th-century commercial kitchen when the Inn’s team of Historic Cooks in period costume presents an afternoon of cooking demonstrations that focus on traditional Christmas treats like shortbread, fruitcake, mincemeat and Twelfth-Cake according to authentic historic recipes and using antique equipment on the date traditionally set aside for holiday baking. Samples while supplies last!
Admission: Free with regular admission to the Inn.

Toussaint: Story and Song of the Dark Months

Sunday, November 20, 6 to 10 p.m.
Danceweavers presents an evening of Breton food, music and storytelling by the hearth, featuring storyteller Bruce Carmody and Emilyn Stam with Balfolk Toronto. The evening includes hot cider and a meal of white-bean soup from a kettle over the hearth, cheese, apples, whole-grain bread baked at the Inn, and a traditional Breton butter and buckwheat cake.
Admission: $20 (show, general). $15 (show, students & seniors). $15 (meal). Pre-registration is recommended. 416-578-1031, danceweavers@gmail.com

Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table

Sunday, December 11, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The Culinary Historian of Canada and Montgomery’s Inn present a hands-on early Victorian cooking class led by Michelle Gatien, author of The Market Cook, A Taste of Afternoon Tea and The Victorian Christmas Table. Participants will assist in preparing three authentic historic recipes in the Inn’s 1840s-era kitchen using historic equipment and techniques beside the hearth fire. Samples to take home and a tour of the Inn, decked out for Christmas, are included. Please note: Limited to 20 participants. Participants must be 13 or older (with parent) or 16 or older (solo) to attend.
Admission: $55 (general); $45 (members); $35 (students/seniors 65+). Register online at Eventbrite.