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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 opened the outdoor market on Wednesday, May 24. 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

May 2017

  • Briarly Room: Captured on Camera: Contemporary responses to the landscapes of Clara Harris (May 1 to  31): Contemporary photographic interpretations of present-day Etobicoke and York taken by students Krystyna Poremba and Georgia Mackay from Etobicoke School of the Arts respond to early 20th-century paintings by Clara Harris, highlighting the vast changes to the landscape, from rural to urban. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada’s 150th birthday.
  • Community Room: Gathering Around the Kitchen Table: A Dishing Up Toronto Experience (to May 26): Discover five unique stories of food and migration that look at negotiating a sense of belonging in the ever-changing city of Toronto in this exhibit curated by Anja Hamilton, Erika Robertson and Rachel Thiessen (Master of Museum Studies students from the University of Toronto).

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

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, June 29, July 27, August 31, 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, July 6, August 3, September TBA,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

Gypsies & Folk Melodies!

Saturday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m.
Folk tales may not always be true, but they can certainly come alive, when set to the right music! Join Neapolitan Connection for a fanciful afternoon filled with classical music based on folk songs of composers from Classical and Romantic Eras. This whimsical music program will transport your senses for a one of a kind experience, where fantasy really does become reality!
Admission: Visit Neapolitan Connection for details.

To Budapest and Back!

Sunday, June 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
The Gypsy Rebels return for a second season with more Balkan beats and Klezmer tunes, bringing the Neapolitan Connection concert season to an exciting climax!
Admission: Visit Neapolitan Connection for details.

Canada Day Tea (Canada 150 event)

Saturday, July 1, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a cool homemade iced tea on our new patio, as part of a special Canada Day menu featuring a pinwheel sandwich tea plate, finished with a celebratory Canada 150 layer cake. The day will include children’s activities, historic cooking and hand-churned strawberry ice cream in the historic kitchen. At 2 p.m., volunteer Marda Robinson will kick off the Canada 150 celebrations with a special introduction to the Inn before visitors take a tour of the site to discover more about how the building is being re-presented to celebrate its significant survival as a reminder of Etobicoke’s history.
Admission: Free ($7 plus HST for refreshments)

Irish Culture Camp at Montgomery’s Inn

Monday to Friday, July 10 to 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This camp is an introduction to the whole Irish culture, which includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports and music (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. Appropriate for ages 5 to 14,
Admission: $130. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact moleary2001@rogers.com or 416-446-6993

Irish Culture Camp at Montgomery’s Inn

Monday to Friday, August 28 to September 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This camp is an introduction to the whole Irish culture, which includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports and music (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. Appropriate for ages 5 to 14,
Admission: $130. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact moleary2001@rogers.com or 416-446-6993

Canadian Opera Company Scotiabank After School Opera Program

Dates TBD, 4 to 6 p.m.
From fall 2016 Montgomery’s Inn will be 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.

Corn Roast and Heritage Fair (Canada 150 event)

Thursday, September 7, 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. Bring your lawn chairs.
Admission: Free; various prices for items for sale.

Master and Commander – A Weekend in 1800

Friday to Sunday, September 22 to 24
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.
Admission: Visit JaneAustenDancing or call 416-578-1031 for details.

Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker Nights

Thursday, September 28, 7 p.m.
Join the Etobicoke Historical Society for a talk by Ed Butts titled ‘Simon Girty: “Savage” Villain of the American frontier, or Loyalist hero? All are welcome.
Admission: Free

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series

Saturday, September 30, 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: Visit Neapolitan Connection for details.