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Montgomery’s Inn Event Calendar 2017

Montgomery’s Inn is undergoing two revitalization projects due for completion in 2018. The first will create a more welcoming and captivating visitor entrance. The second, to preserve and refresh the historic building of the Inn and its presentation, has already started.

During construction, the museum will remain open, and visitors can access it easily through the original tavern entrance in the historic building. The nature of the construction work may mean that there will be the odd day when the Inn needs to close. Call 416-394-8113 to check that the Inn is open and hours of operation. The Inn’s weekly Wednesday’s farmers market will continue to run during these projects. It is now indoors for the winter season.

Recurring Events & Activities

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

The market runs every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m.
We opened the indoor market on November 1; it continues indoors until the spring of 2018. 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


November 2017

  • Community Room: To Feed A Planet (November 2 to 30): An exhibit of photography of farmers, food and markets around the world curated by So Young Lee and JP Gural.

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

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, October 26, November 30, 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, October 5, November 2, December 7, 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

The Price of Politics (a Canada 150 event)

Thursday, November 16, 6 to 9 p.m.
Join us for the launch of an augmented-reality experience that will use technology to bring to life political events from the years leading up to Confederation. In partnership with the Etobicoke Historical Society and the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, visitors will experience recreated historical events along with an introductory talk and discussion with members of the project team, and a lecture presentation by Dr. Robert Fraser, Executive Officer of DOB.
Admission: Free. Reception with cash bar to follow.

Stir-Up Sunday

Sunday, November 19
Witness a working 19th-century commercial kitchen when the inn’s team of historic cooks in period costume present an afternoon of cooking demonstrations that focus on traditional Christmas treats, such as shortbread, fruitcake and mincemeat, following authentic recipes and using antique equipment. This is the date traditionally set aside in England for holiday baking. Samples while supplies last.
Admission: Free with admission to the Inn

Toussaint: Traditions of the Dark Months

Sunday, November 19, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Danceweavers presents a bewitching evening featuring storytelling and music from the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore: during the “Black Months” of November and December all gathered by the fire to hear the eerie tales of northern coastal France.
Admission: $20-$25. Meal tickets: $18. Some stories may not be suitable for children under 12. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required at 416-578-1031.

Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table

Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CHC and Montgomery’s Inn present a hands-on early Victorian cooking class led by Sherry Murphy. Participants 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.
Admission: $55-$65. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Georgian Christmas Supper

Saturday, December 9. Two seatings: 5 & 8 p.m.
Though supper was a late-evening meal in Georgian times, on this occasion it is served earlier for reasons of convenience. A brief talk on the nature of supper in Jane Austen’s time precedes the meal. Carefully reconstructed from 18th-century receipts, this meal will be a treat to be enjoyed by candlelight and with the comfort of an open fire. The menu features some dishes we traditionally associate with Christmas, such as roast goose and mincemeat tarts, but also explores other dishes of the period. Historical clothing is encouraged, but optional. Admission: $60. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, November 30 online or at 416-578-1031.