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Montgomery’s Inn Event Calendar 2017

Recurring Events & Activities

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

The market runs every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m.

We’re indoors until late May. 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

January-February 2016

  • Dinner Table Conversation (Thursday, January 26 to Tuesday, February 28): A collaborative photography show between the Etobicoke School of the Arts’ grade 10 and 12 photography classes. The title of the show directly relates to the intimate and vulnerable times shared with family or loved ones in an environment as casual as around the dinner table. Curators: Krystyna Poremba and Jelena Gajdel. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26th 2017 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Admission: Free

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, 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, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 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

To March 6 (excluding Family Day, February 20), 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. Registration for winter term opens Monday, December 5. For more details, contact the COC.

Historic Cooking Demonstrations

Saturday, February 4, 11 am to 3 pm.
Come see how Mrs. Montgomery would have cooked at the Inn in the 19th century, over the hearth in our historic kitchen. Our volunteer historic cooks will be making 19th-century recipes with puff pastry, a meat pie, old-fashioned pea soup and some biscuits, all cooked on the hearth. Derby Cakes, a classic 19-century recipe, will be available to sample.
Admission: Free with regular admission to the Inn

Great War Cooking Demonstrations

Tuesday, February 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Culinary Historians of Canada are off to France for the  in April where they will be demonstrating recipes of the Great War. Join them in our Historic Kitchen as they try out dishes from the home front and field kitchens and setting up a small cooker (sterno) for a World War One Mess Tin to explore how soldiers cooked in the trenches. There may even been some samples to taste!
Admission: Free with regular admission to the Inn

Valentine’s Fireside at the Inn

Saturday February 11, two seatings: 7 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Spend a cozy Valentine’s Day evening near a roaring fire, listening to live music and enjoying a mulled beverage with a suitably sweet romantic dessert.
Admission: $40 per couple, including a plated dessert and a mulled wine beverage each. Cash wine bar. Pre-registration required.

Family Day at Montgomery’s Inn

Monday, February 20, 1 to 5 p.m.
Bring the family to Montgomery’s Inn for an Irish Ceilidh! Maureen O’Leary of Maureen’s Reel Irish Dancing will teach a dance workshop and then host a ceilidh at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Join the cooks in the historic kitchen while they prepare tasty treats over the fire, try your hand at the traditional French Canadian lumberjack dancing man and learn to play the spoons with our resident fiddler at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Drop-in activities, including historic games, crafts, food and music.
Admission: Free with regular admission to the Inn. No pre-registration required.

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series

Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music at the Inn in partnership with Neapolitan Connection.
Admission: Visit Neapolitan Connection for information about tickets, which include tours of the museum and refreshments.

Junior Chef Camp

Monday to Friday, March 13 to 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids learn to cook in a fun and safe environment! Participants will learn about food from farm to table as they meet a farmer, attend the on-site farmers’ market (Wednesday only), or plant their own seedlings. Age-appropriate hands-on cooking projects may include cake decorating or baking bread in a brick oven. Plenty of active play ensures that everyone works up a healthy appetite. Participants make their own lunches daily, plus take-home samples to share with hungry parents. Ages 6 to 11.
Admission: $175 for the week, including lunch. Pre-registration required.

St. Patrick’s Céilidh

Saturday, March 18, 7 to 11 p.m.
Keep St. Patrick’s Day going at Montgomery’s Inn, with Irish stew, fresh-baked bread and live traditional music featuring Gin Lane.
Admission: $5 + HST. Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.

Jane Austen Weekend

Friday to Sunday, April 7 to 9
To honour Jane Austen during the bicentenary of her birth, this year’s weekend will give particular attention to Austen’s life, world, family and pleasures.
Admission: Visit JaneAustenDancing for information about tickets. Pre-registration required.