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Montgomery’s Inn Event Calendar 2019

Recurring Events & Activities

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

The market runs every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m.
The indoor Winter Market is now open from November 7, 2018 to May 15, 2019, featuring fresh-baked bread from the Inn’s wood-fired oven, local and organic produce, meat, cheese ready-to-eat meals and snacks. (The outdoor summer market reopens on May 22.) Be sure to visit the Inn for food tastings and other activities. Tours are free of charge during Market Days!. Visit our Market page for news and updates.

Teatime at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Experience our delicious seasonal menu with a sweet and savoury combo plate with a pot of tea.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

Spring 2019

  • Community Room (to May 30): “Story Houses” by Ioana Bertrand. These paintings exploring barns (store houses) and the rural landscape invite you into that slower-paced world of personal experience—with the land, its seasons, the people. Ioana Bertrand is a painter in watercolour and acrylics whose work has been shown across the globe. Reception: Saturday March 16, 2 to 4 p.m. All welcome.
  • Briarly Room (To June 30): “Three Motifs” by Stefan Berg. Toronto-based painter and print maker Stefan Berg’s work explores the present domestic, economic and agricultural moment in Toronto and the Etobicoke region. Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2 to 4 p.m. All welcome.
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Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, May 30, June 27, July 25 & August 29, 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, May 2, June 6, July 4 & August 8, 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

Mondays, April 1 to June 10, 4 to 6 p.m.
Since the fall of 2016, Montgomery’s Inn has been one of five locations across the city for this after school 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.

PlayME Past: Joshua Glover

Friday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Expect Theatre and PlayME Podcast present a live radio play inspired by Montgomery’s Inn in the Bar Room. This week, Andrew Moodie explores the life of Joshua Glover, an enslaved man who escaped from slavery in America via the Underground Railroad to Etobicoke. The recording will be post-produced and posted online for an international audience starting in October 2019. PlayME Podcast is created by the Artistic Directors of PlayME, a podcast that transforms Canadian theatre plays into radio dramas now on CBC. This project was supported by Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.
Admission: Free. Space is limited. For questions, please email info@expect.org.

Jane’s Walk: Along Mimico Creek

Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 10 a.m.
Mimico Creek passes through the land where Thomas Montgomery operated his inn and farm. When he acquired this property in 1830, the creek’s water and watershed were pristine, yet less than two centuries later, their condition is rated as “poor.” Much of the creek is now hidden from view by industrial parks, subdivisions, and cement channelization, but on this walk, we will explore one of its most accessible and tranquil areas. Stories of the area’s flora, fauna, ecology, indigenous peoples and local history may surprise you as they reveal the changes that have taken place over the past 200 years. Please note this walk includes rugged terrain.
Admission: Free.

PlayME Past: Irish in Toronto

Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.
Expect Theatre and PlayME Podcast present a live radio play inspired by Montgomery’s Inn in the Bar Room. This week, May Rose Napoli explores the Irish in Toronto in the 19th century. The recording will be post-produced and posted online for an international audience starting in October, 2019. PlayME Podcast is created by the Artistic Directors of PlayME, a podcast that transforms Canadian theatre plays into radio dramas now on CBC. This project was supported by Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.
Admission: Free. Space is limited. For questions, please email info@expect.org.

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour

Sunday, May 12, 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring Mom to the Inn to celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon tea. Price includes a guided tour of the Museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.
Admission: $12 + HST

Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday Tea

Saturday, May 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT!
The Culinary Historians of Canada celebrate a royal bicentennial with a festive event, including a full tea highlighting appropriate historical recipes. Fiona Lucas (co-editor of the recently published Catherine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide) will discuss Victorian teatime traditions, and professional Royals-watcher Patricia Treble of Write Royalty will discuss our fascination with Queen Victoria and her descendants then and now. Fascinators de rigeur—we know you’ll be amused!
Admission: $20.

Victoria Day Tea and Tour

Sunday, May 19, 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Victoria Day with an afternoon tea fit for a Queen. Price includes a guided tour of the Museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.
Admission: $12 + HST

Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market Spring Season

OPENING DAY: Wednesday, May 22, 2 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the start of the outdoor season with all your favorite vendors, plus some great new ones! Enjoy live music and our landscaped picnic area.
Admission: Free.

PlayME Past: Chinese Market Gardeners

Friday, May 24, 7 p.m.
Expect Theatre and PlayME Podcast present a live radio play inspired by Montgomery’s Inn in the Bar Room. This week, Marjorie Chan explores Chinese market gardeners. The recording will be post-produced and posted online for an international audience starting in October, 2019. PlayME Podcast is created by the Artistic Directors of PlayME, a podcast that transforms Canadian theatre plays into radio dramas now on CBC. This project was supported by Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.
Admission: Free. Space is limited. For questions, please email info@expect.org.

Doors Open Toronto

Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate this architectural urban adventure with free admission to the museum. Hourly trolley tours of the Islington Village Murals courtesy of the Islington Village BIA; live music courtesy of the Music Studio.
Admission: Free.