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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:

Autumn 2016

  • Places been, faces seen (September 2 to 25): An exhibition of work by Etobicoke artist Joan Frost Oman. Opening: Thursday, September 8, 5 to 8 p.m., during the Inn’s annual corn roast.
  • The Healing View (September 29 to October 28): An exhibition of photography by Diane Boyer, an exploration of restorative environments. Opening: Thursday, September 29 as part of Inn’s Thirsty Thursday evening.
  • Past Present: An exhibition by Jelica Jovin (September 29 to October 28): An exhibition of photographic work by Jelica Jovin. Supported by an OAC grant. Opening: Thursday, September 29 as part of Inn’s Thirsty Thursday evening.

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

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7 to 10 p.m. (repeats 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, October 6, 6 to 9 p.m. (Repeats 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

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 locally grown corn cooked in the Inn’s outdoor bake oven, live music, printmaking by InPrint Collective, children’s activities and displays from west-end heritage organizations. Opening of art exhibition by Etobicoke artist Joan Frost Oman. Bring your lawn chairs.
Admission: Free; various prices for items for sale.

Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker Nights

Thursday, September 22, 7 p.m.
Join the Etobicoke Historical Society for a talk by nonfiction writer Ed Butts titled Simon Girty: “Savage” Villain of the American frontier, or Loyalist hero? All are welcome.

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).

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series

Saturday, October 1, 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: $37.99. Tickets available at Neapolitan Connection.

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.

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.