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Montgomery’s Inn Event Calendar 2016

Recurring Events & Activities

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

The market runs every Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.
We’re outdoors until late October. 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

Current and Upcoming Shows:

Summer 2016

  • Community Room: Intrinsic Toronto by  (June 30 to August 3): Paintings by national award-winning Toronto artist Andrew Bonnycastle. This exhibit focuses on how the old and historic buildings of Toronto are an intrinsic part of our city and how our present communities have formed around them. This is an exhibition where art and history go hand in hand to explore the relationship between present day Torontonians and the remaining structural remnants of Toronto’s past. Opening reception: Thursday, June 30, 7 to 9 p.m. Andrew will also be on hand on July 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. to discuss his works during Tea Time at the Inn.
  • Briarly Room: In Celebration of Pride Month: Worn With Pride exhibit (June 30 to July 24): Worn With Pride showcases artifacts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, including t-shirts, posters and pins from across Canada. Opening reception: Thursday, June 30 with a one-night community pop-up museum. Wear a t-shirt or bring a flag that has meaning to you, and help us bring back memories, inspire stories and spur conversations. Guided tours July 10 and 17.
  • Briarly Room: Hooked Rugs – Not to be Stepped On, the work of Carole St Amand (July 28 to August 24): An exhibit that shows a centuries-old craft adapted to create modern and vibrant works of art, no longer for covering floors, but to be displayed on walls like any fine painting. Carole St-Amand designs and makes each piece by hand, using a hook as a paintbrush, wool as her paint and linen as the canvas. Imagination… the only limitation. Opening reception: Thursday, July 28 from July 6 to 8 p.m. (overlapping with Thirsty Thursday).

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

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7 to 10 p.m. (repeats August 25, September 29 & October 27)
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

Thursday, August 4, 6 to 9 p.m. (Repeats September 1, October 6 & November 3)
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

A Ball at the Crown

Saturday, July 23, 2:30 to 10 p.m.
Continuing the celebration of Emma‘s bicentennial, Jane Austen Dancing is reconstructing the ball at the Crown Inn from Jane Austen’s masterpiece, complete with an elegant ball supper. Guests will enjoy dishes reconstructed from Georgian recipes and served in the style of the day, midway through the ball (though not in the wee hours of the morning, as was customary!) The event will begin with a dance workshop for those new to English Country Dancing. The evening will include a brief talk on Regency balls and a lamplight tour of the Inn. Historical clothing is optional, but strongly encouraged. A limited number of gowns is available for rent.
Admission: $60 (general). $50 (students & seniors). Space is limited. The registration form and other details can be found at the Jane Austen Dancing website.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday, July 24 and Thursday to Saturday, July 29, 30 & 31, 7 p.m.
Shakespeare’s rowdy and hilarious comedy of love, marriage and trickery performed outdoors by Humber River Shakespeare Co. Bring your own chairs. 416-231-3504
Admission: Pay What You Can ($20 suggested donation)


Sunday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aloha! A ukelele festival with workshops, a Hawaiian-themed lunch and museum tours.
Admission: $25 + HST. Preregistration required. 416-394-8113

Irish Culture Camp

Monday to Friday, August 22 to 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This camp for ages 5 to 14 is an introduction to the whole Irish culture that includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports, music (including the 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.
Admission: $130. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact moleary2001@rogers.com or call 416-446-6993.

Kaeja d’Dance presents: Stability in Transition

Saturday, September 13, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. and Sunday, September 14, 1 p.m.
The history of Montgomery’s Inn is re-imagined in exciting choreographed dance vignettes created and performed by the Kaeja d’Dance company.
Admission: Free (space is limited).