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Montgomery’s Inn Event Calendar 2017

Montgomery’s Inn is undergoing two revitalization projects due for completion in 2018. The first will create a more welcoming and captivating visitor entrance. The second, to preserve and refresh the historic building of the Inn and its presentation, has already started.

During construction, the museum will remain open, and visitors can access it easily through the original tavern entrance in the historic building. The nature of the construction work may mean that there will be the odd day when the Inn needs to close. Call 416-394-8113 to check that the Inn is open and hours of operation. The Inn’s weekly Wednesday’s farmers market will continue to run during these projects. It is now indoors for the winter season.

Recurring Events & Activities

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

The market runs every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m.
We opened the indoor winter market on November 1; it continues indoors until the spring of 2018. 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.  Please note: over the Christmas season the Inn is serving a Christmas plate only with fruitcake, gingerbread cookies and shortbread. Suggested donation is $5.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series


November 2017

  • Community Room: To Feed A Planet (November 2 to 30): An exhibit of photography of farmers, food and markets around the world curated by So Young Lee and JP Gural.

December 2017

  • Community Room: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (December 2 to January 6, 2018): The Inn is excited to announce that the annual Christmas Carol exhibit is back! Enjoy this ten painting series of Dickens’ Victorian Christmas by Dave Rheaume during our Holiday Market, tea & cookie decorating workshops.

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

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, November 30, January 25, February 22, 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 7, January 4, February 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

Baking for the Victorian Christmas Table

Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CHC and Montgomery’s Inn present a hands-on early Victorian cooking class led by Sherry Murphy. Participants assist in preparing three authentic historic recipes in the inn’s 1840s-era kitchen using historic equipment and techniques beside the hearth fire. Samples to take home and a tour of the inn, decked out for Christmas, are included.
Admission: $55-$65. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Carols in the Tavern

Saturday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Get some Christmas Spirit in the Tavern while you sing 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 at 416-394-8113.

Holiday Farmers’ Market & Gift Sale

Wednesday, December 6, 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! Fundraising fruitcakes: $10 each.
Admission: Free.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, December 9, 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 is required at 416-394-8113.

Georgian Christmas Supper

Saturday, December 9. Two seatings: 5 & 8 p.m.
Though supper was a late-evening meal in Georgian times, on this occasion it is served earlier for reasons of convenience. A brief talk on the nature of supper in Jane Austen’s time precedes the meal. Carefully reconstructed from 18th-century receipts, this meal will be a treat to be enjoyed by candlelight and with the comfort of an open fire. The menu features some dishes we traditionally associate with Christmas, such as roast goose and mincemeat tarts, but also explores other dishes of the period. Historical clothing is encouraged, but optional.
Admission: $60. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, November 30 online or at 416-578-1031.

Classical Music Series at Montgomery’s Inn

Saturday, December 16, 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 information.