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Montgomery’s Inn Event Calendar 2020

Recurring Events & Activities

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

The market runs every Wednesday, all year, 2 to 6 p.m.
The outdoor Summer Market continues until November 2019. Our unique Farmers’ Market supports local vendors, farmers and producers. It provides a valuable community resource that champions high quality, fresh, healthy local food, including 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.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

Spring 2020

  • Briarly Room (to March 1): “On Thin Ice” by Christine Montague. An exhibition of paintings depicting polar bears that aims to connect this northern animal with a southern audience, while exploring both the wonder they evoke and the warning their changing habitat offers as the world struggles to deal with climate change. Opening reception: February 8, 2 to 4 p.m. with guest speaker James Kushny of Churchill North Studies Centre, Manitoba.

  • Community Room (to February 2): “Seasons” by Sally Ann Martin. An exhibition of watercolour paintings exploring the seasons. Opening reception: Just before Thirsty Thursday on January 30.
  • Community Room (February 4 to March 1): “Painting with Friends” by Mimico SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program): SNAP is a day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in south Etobicoke. Its mission is to foster independence and to promote and support an environment that facilitates the integration of adults with different abilities into their community in meaningful ways. Opening reception: February 22, noon to 2 p.m.

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, January 30, February 27 & March 26, April 30, 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 a glass of beer or wine in our restored 1847 barroom or outside on our patio with food and live traditional music by Nicole Craig (August 29).
Admission: Admission: Pay What You Can. Cash bar. Handmade pie: $5. Cash

Fret Not Ukulele Night

Thursdays, February 6, March 5, April 2, 6 to 9 p.m.
On the first Thursday of every month, join us for a fun evening of music and song as Doctor of Music Chris Wilson guides us through ukulele instruction with new and old tunes. Perfect for all skill levels. Bring your own ukulele, some spares available but they go fast! First hour is a chord workshop.
Admission: 7 to 9 p.m.: $15. (6 p.m. chord workshop: Free).

Upcoming Special Events & Activities

Let It Snow Sundays

Every Sunday from January 12 to February 23
Make the most of winter in Tom Riley Park. After a snowfall, enjoy tobogganing down the hill next to Montgomery’s Inn—a favourite spot for generations of Etobicans. Walk through the Park and cross the footbridges over Mimico Creek. After a memorable afternoon of these winter traditions, get cozy by the fire with a warm pot of tea or a mug of hot apple cider and savour fresh house-baked treats in the Inn’s tea room. You can also sample roasted chestnuts from the indoor wood-burning oven. Afterwards, take a tour of the museum at regular admission prices.
Admission: Free, including cider and chestnut samples. Tea room plate: $7 + HST.

Community Oven Night

Thursday, February 6, 3 to 7 p.m.
The Inn opens its doors to community groups for a night of shared cooking and eating, using the kitchen, tea room and outdoor wood-burning oven.
Admission: Free. Pre-registration is required at 416-394-8113.

The Singing of Birds

Saturday, February 15, 4 to 6 p.m.
Created by renowned educator Dr. Warwick Dobson, this unique theatre-in-education program exposes audiences to the joys and struggles of two young immigrants: Rose, a servant who fled the Irish famine, and Clara, an African American who escaped American slavery with the help of the Underground Railroad in the 19th-century U.S. with its terminus at the Canadian border. Audience members will follow the drama as the two women find friendship and hope in a new country.
Admission: TBC

Historic Tavern Meal— SOLD OUT!

Saturday, February 8, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
The Inn’s Winterlicious event is a typical 19th-century tavern meal in an 1840’s Toronto tavern. Served family-style at communal tables, guests will begin with Thomas Montgomery’s peppermint shrub cocktail, then enjoy artisan cheese and fresh baked bread, a variety of pickled and preserved vegetables, hardy meat and potatoes and a selection of historic desserts, all prepared according to authentic early Victorian recipes. Richard Fiennes-Clinton, author of Muddy York, will speak about the history of Inns in early Toronto.
Admission: $35 + HST.

March Break Family Adventures

Saturday to Sunday, March 14 to 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Play house-detective and take part in a scavenger hunt that highlights some of the historic building’s features. Check out the activity stations to learn about the people who lived and worked at the Inn. Some activity stations include checkers in the parlour, a 19th-century-style rope bed in the travellers’ bedrooms and Victorian-period children’s clothing that you can try on. Read a 19th-century newspaper and write a letter in the travellers’ sitting room, then enjoy some Derby cakes in the dining room—all baked fresh from our historic kitchen.
Admission: $5 to $8.

Junior Chef Camp at Montgomery’s Inn

Monday to Friday, March 16 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (extended care to 5 p.m. available)
Enroll your young aspiring chefs in this week-long day camp where they will learn cooking fundamentals using the open hearth in the 1830s kitchen, the outdoor wood-burning oven and the modern commercial kitchen. Staff who specialize in 19th-century cooking techniques will introduce kids to these techniques and take them on a visit of the Inn’s weekly indoor farmers’ market. Baking-themed games, crafts and activities along with a full lineup of traditional camp activities will ensure that everyone works up a healthy appetite. On Friday, campers create and enjoy their own pizza using the wood-fired brick oven.
Admission: $272 Extra charge for before/after care. Additional charge for non-residents. Online pre-registration is required.