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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.
The indoor Winter Market is now open from November 7, 2018 to spring 2019 (no market December 26 or January 2), featuring fresh-baked bread from the Inn’s wood-fired oven, local and organic produce, meat, cheese ready-to-eat meals and snacks. 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 or glass of cider.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

Autumn 2018

  • Community Room: “Not Your Typical Sunday Driver” (September 6 to November 22): Works by local painter Clara Harris (1887-1975), who spent the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s independently travelling across Canada and northern U.S.A in her 1927 Essex to capture the beautiful landscapes that inspired her love of art and nature. From the familiar scenes along Humber River to the rocky shores of Nova Scotia, this exhibit provides a snapshot into the historic landscapes often lost to us today.

December 2018

  • Community Room: “Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” by Dave Rheaume. The Inn is excited to announce that the annual Christmas Carol exhibit is back! Enjoy this ten-painting series of Dickens’s Victorian Christmas from November 23 to December 31 during our Holiday Market, teas and cookie-decorating workshops.

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, November 29, no December date, January 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, December 6, January 3, 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, October 1 to December 10, 4 to 6 p.m. (registration opens September 5)
Since fall 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.

Gingerbread House Workshop – SOLD OUT!

Saturday December 1, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Decorate your family’s dream house all together. All the supplies you need to create a classic gingerbread house will be provided.
Admission: $30 + HST per house; pre-registration required. Tickets are available online.

Carols in the Tavern—SOLD OUT!

Saturday December 1, 7:30 to 10 pm
Get some Christmas Spirit in the Tavern while you sing some 19th-century carols and sip a historic drink.
Admission: $20 + HST, including savoury treats and mulled cider. Cash bar for historic drinks; pre-registration is required. Tickets are available online.

Holiday Farmers’ Market & Gift Sale

Wednesday, December 5, 2 to 7 p.m.
Artists and artisans join our regular farmers’ market vendors for a special holiday event. Shop for foodie gifts and seasonal treats in a lovely historic setting, open an hour longer than our regular market. You’ll find fresh bread from the Inn’s bake oven, preserves, local winter vegetables, sweets, prepared foods, ethically raised meats, cheese, eggs, dried fruit, nuts, honey and wine while enjoying festive seasonal music. Cozy up to a roaring fire while sipping a hot mulled apple cider; kids will enjoy purchasing a gingerbread man from our winter witch! Admission: Free (not including items for sale). Fundraising fruitcakes: $10 each.

Jane Austen Christmas Supper

Saturday, December 8, seatings at 5 & 8 p.m.
Explore the cuisine of Jane Austen’s time by candlelight and the magic of an open fire, enjoying Turkey Galatine, Chestnuts à l’espagnole, mince tarts and other festive dishes. There is no more delightful way to savour the traditions of Christmas! The meal, ranging from traditional holiday dishes, such as mince tarts, to less familiar but utterly delicious dishes of Austen’s time, is based entirely on reconstructed Georgian-era recipes. Join us for the rare opportunity to enjoy a full historical meal within the walls of one of Toronto’s best-loved heritage sites! Historical clothing is encouraged, but optional.
Admission: $80, pre-registration required by Friday, November 30. For more information, visit JaneAustenDancing or call 416-578-1031.

Classical Music Series

Saturday, December, 15, 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for classical music in the Community Room in partnership with Neapolitan Connection. Tours of the museum and refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Admission: Visit Neapolitan Connection for details and ticket purchases.

Dickens Christmas Feast – SOLD OUT!

Saturday, December 15, 6 to 9 p.m.
A candlelit, four-course Christmas feast served before the roaring fire, recreated from historic recipes of the Victorian era. Pre-dinner drinks and a demonstration of Dickens’ own recipe for Flaming Rum Punch in the cozy bar room. The evening will also include dramatic readings and an optional brief dance lesson in the ballroom with live musical accompaniment (no partner necessary.)
Admission: $95 + HST (including a glass of wine and rum punch). Cash bar. Tickets are available online.

Twelfth Night Traditions: Supper and Dance Party

Friday, January 4, 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 5, 3:30 to 10:30 p.m.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, step into the atmosphere of times gone by.
Partake in the Yuletide customs of Old England: dance to live music, enjoy a historical supper, wassail and other seasonal treats by the fire. Play traditional games and enjoy the historic Inn by candlelight, with its festive decorations!
Admission: TBA.

Canadian Opera Company Scotiabank After School Opera Program

Mondays, January 7 to March 4, 4 to 6 p.m. (registration Opens December 10)
Since fall 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

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series

Saturday & Sunday, January 26 & 27, 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 and ticket purchases.