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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 opened the outdoor market on 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

October 2017

  • Community Room: An Exhibition of the Illustrations from The Flying Adventure of the Google-Eyed Mole and Mr. Han River Bird (to October 31): Curated by So Young Lee and JP Gural (text by Mi Jeong Hyun). October 4-6 marks the South Korean holiday of Chuseok, and to celebrate the Inn will be featuring the stunning illustrations of this beautiful tale. Visit the community room throughout October to discover the story of two unlikely friends who serve as a metaphor for multiculturalism and emphasize the importance of open communication between different cultures. Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 4, 2 to 5 p.m.

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

Thirsty Thursdays

Thursdays, October 26, November 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  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, October 5, November 2, December 7, 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

Shades of Old Islington

Saturday, October 28, tours from 6 to 8 & 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Explore Montgomery’s Inn and the Islington Pioneer Cemetery after dark, where you will hear chilling stories guaranteed to get you into the Hallowe’en spirit. Inside the candlelit rooms of the restored Inn, you will discover the perfect atmosphere for hair-raising tales. Not recommended for children under 12.
Admission: $20 + HST, including spooky refreshments. Pre-registration required at montgomerysinn.streamintickets.com

Canada Cooks, Toronto Eats

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, Noon to 5 p.m.
Join us at the Inn and other participating Toronto’s Historic Sites operated by the City of Toronto to enjoy this free tasting weekend of samples and demonstrations from Naomi Duguid, Montgomery’s Restaurant and the Culinary Historians of Canada plus guided tastings by Great Lakes Brewery and Cheese Excursions. More details and daily schedules to follow so stay tuned!
Admission: Free

Stir-Up Sunday

Sunday, November 19
Witness a working 19th-century commercial kitchen when the inn’s team of historic cooks in period costume present an afternoon of cooking demonstrations that focus on traditional Christmas treats, such as shortbread, fruitcake and mincemeat, following authentic recipes and using antique equipment. This is the date traditionally set aside in England for holiday baking. Samples while supplies last.
Admission: Free with admission to the Inn.

Toussaint: Traditions of the Dark Months

Sunday, November 19, 5 to 9 p.m.
Danceweavers presents a bewitching evening featuring storytelling and music from the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore: during the “Black Months” of November and December all gathered by the fire to hear the bleak and eerie tales of northern coastal France.
Admission: $15-$20. Some stories may not be suitable for children under 12. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required at 416-578-1031.

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: TBC.