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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 form 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  (June 30 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. Opening reception: Thursday, June 30, 7 to 9 p.m. Andrew will also be on hand on July 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. to discuss his works during Tea Time at the Inn.
  • Briarly Room: In Celebration of Pride Month: Worn With Pride exhibit (June 30 to July 24): Worn With Pride showcases artifacts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, including t-shirts, posters and pins from across Canada. Opening reception: Thursday, June 30 with a one-night community pop-up museum. Wear a t-shirt or bring a flag that has meaning to you, and help us bring back memories, inspire stories and spur conversations. Guided tours July 10 and 17.
  • Briarly Room: Hooked Rugs – Not to be Stepped On, the work of Carole St Amand (July 28 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, June 30, 2016, 7 to 10 p.m. (repeats July 28, August 25, September 29 & October 27)
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, July 7, 6 to 9 p.m. (Repeats August 4, September 1 & October 6)
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 Supper at Hartfield

Friday, June 24, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Jane Austen’s masterpiece Emma was published in 1816. To celebrate its bicentennial, the menu is composed of dishes served at the Woodhouses’ seat, Hartfield, and includes minced chicken, scalloped oysters and asparagus. The evening will begin with a short talk on the nature of the Regency supper and the guests will enjoy a thoroughly researched, beautifully presented and delicious meal reconstructed from Georgian recipes. Historical clothing is encouraged, but optional. Gowns are available for rent at a modest fee.
Admission: $55; tickets must be purchased by Sunday, June 19. Space is limited. The menu and registration form are posted at Jane Austen Dancing. 416-578-1031.

Irish Culture Camp

Monday to Friday, July 4 to 8, 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.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday, July 24 and Thursday to Saturday, July 29, 30 & 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)

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.

Kaeja d’Dance presents: Stability in Transition

Saturday, September 13, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. and Sunday, September 14, 1 p.m.
The history of Montgomery’s Inn is re-imagined in exciting choreographed dance vignettes created and performed by the Kaeja d’Dance company.
Admission: Free (space is limited).