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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 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

April 2017

  • Briarly Room: Alternative Fibre (April 1 to 28): A collaborative exhibit showcasing the work of Barbara Hilts and Pat Wylie. The title of the show highlights the use of mixed media and textiles to create unique pieces that capture both artists’ connections to colour, texture and form. Hilts has had a lifelong enthusiasm for textiles, both historical and contemporary. Her sculptural textile pieces merge the traditional handcraft of smocking and the contemporary craft of silk painting, and are inspired by the geometric designs of quilting and weaving. She completed her arts education at the Ontario College of Art majoring in Textile Design. After graduating in 1986, she continued her studies in Textile Sciences at the University of Guelph. OCAD graduate Pat Wylie is a longstanding tapestry artist who has recently begun to work with paper. Her featured pieces in this exhibition are mixed-media paper weavings.
  • Community Room: Gathering Around the Kitchen Table: A Dishing Up Toronto Experience (April 1 to 30): 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).

May 2017

  • 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 in response 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.

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

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, April 27, May 25, June 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, April 6, May 4, June 1, 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

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.

Reel Canada – National Canadian Film Day

Wednesday, April 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 4 to 5:30 p.m. & 6 to 7:30 p.m.
In celebration of National Canadian Film Day, the Inn will be screening the 2014 Canadian documentary Trick or Treaty?, written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin, in the Briarly Room. Space is limited. Seating first-come, first-served basis.
Admission: Free

Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker Nights

Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Jeanne Hopkins will speak on “200 years of St. John’s Anglican”.

Admission: Free for members of the Etobicoke Historical Society

Toronto Public Library MAP Family Saturdays with Montgomery’s Inn

  • Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. to noon (at Toronto Public Library Alderwood Branch)
  • Saturday, May 13, 2 to 3 p.m. (at Toronto Public Library Annette Branch)

Join staff from Montgomery’s Inn Historic Site and discover what life was like in mid-19th century rural Etobicoke. This hands-on workshop will combine storytelling, music and crafts. All ages.

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour

Sunday, May 14, 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring Mom to the Inn to celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon tea. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.
Admission: $7 + HST, including a guided tour of the Museum

Victoria Day Tea and Tour

Sunday, May 21, 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Victoria Day with an afternoon tea fit for a Queen. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.
Admission: $7 + HST, including a guided tour of the Museum

Opening Day! Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market Spring Season

Wednesday, May 24, 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 newly landscaped picnic area.

Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker Nights

Thursday May 25, 7 p.m.
Bianca Lakoseljac speaks on Stone Woman, a novel that relives Toronto’s 1967 “Summer of Love'”.
Admission: Free for members of the Etobicoke Historical Society

Doors Open Toronto

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 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.

Captured on Canvas: Exploring our past through the work of Clara Harris

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For the Doors Open weekend, original paintings by early 20th-century artist Clara Harris (1887-1975) will be displayed in a two-site pop-up exhibition at the Inn and Lambton House. These works by a local artist who exhibited with the Group of Seven demonstrate the great changes that have taken place in the local landscape, and how the arts have helped to tell the story of Canada’s evolution. We encourage people to visit both parts of the exhibition, at the Inn and Lambton House, by using TTC Bus 30, which travels along Dundas Street West. 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.
Admission: Free.

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 tickets and prices.

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 tickets and prices.