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Exhibitions – free admission!

Briarly Room at Montgomery’s Inn: Elevation Plan with Dimensions

Tea Room at Montgomery’s Inn: Elevation Plan with Dimensions

Permanent Exhibits

Villages of Etobicoke displays on local history
Historical photographs of the local area
Artifacts in room settings and exhibit cases

Current and Upcoming Art Exhibitions

April 2017

  • Briarly Room: Alternative Fibre (April 1 to 28): A collaborative exhibit showcasing the work of Barbara Hilts and Pat Wylie. The title of the show highlights the use of mixed media and textiles to create unique pieces that capture both artists’ connections to colour, texture and form. Hilts has had a lifelong enthusiasm for textiles, both historical and contemporary. Her sculptural textile pieces merge the traditional handcraft of smocking and the contemporary craft of silk painting, and are inspired by the geometric designs of quilting and weaving. She completed her arts education at the Ontario College of Art majoring in Textile Design. After graduating in 1986, she continued her studies in Textile Sciences at the University of Guelph. OCAD graduate Pat Wylie is a longstanding tapestry artist who has recently begun to work with paper. Her featured pieces in this exhibition are mixed-media paper weavings.
  • Community Room: Gathering Around the Kitchen Table: A Dishing Up Toronto Experience (April 1 to 30): Discover five unique stories of food and migration that look at negotiating a sense of belonging in the ever-changing city of Toronto in this exhibit curated by Anja Hamilton, Erika Robertson and Rachel Thiessen (Master of Museum Studies students from the University of Toronto).


May 2017

  • Captured on Camera: Contemporary responses to the landscapes of Clara Harris (May 1 to 31): Contemporary photographic interpretations of present-day Etobicoke and York taken by students Krystyna Poremba and Georgia Mackay from Etobicoke School of the Arts in response to early 20th-century paintings by Clara Harris, highlighting the vast changes to the landscape, from rural to urban. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada’s 150th birthday.

Past Art Exhibitions


March 2017

  • Briarly Room: Art With Friends (Wednesday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 28): An exhibit from Mimico S.N.A.P. (Special Needs Adult Program), which is a day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in south Etobicoke. S.N.A.P.‘s 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.
  • Community Room: From Our Perspective (Wednesday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 28): An exhibit from Creative Village Studio, operated by Community Living Toronto, which offers art and photography classes as well as drop-in studio time for all ages. The vision at Creative Village Art Studio is to provide a supportive space for artists with varying abilities in order to enrich lives through creative expression.

January-February 2017

  • Dinner Table Conversation (Thursday, January 26 to Tuesday, February 28): A collaborative photography show between the Etobicoke School of the Arts’ grade 10 and 12 photography classes. The title of the show directly relates to the intimate and vulnerable times shared with family or loved ones in an environment as casual as around the dinner table. Curators: Krystyna Poremba and Jelena Gajdel.

November-December 2016

  • Briarly Room: Certain Empty Houses (November 13 to December 9): A solo exhibition of work by Toronto-based artist Meaghan Hyckie.
  • Community Room: A Christmas Carol (December): Dave Rheaume‘s paintings based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; here at the Inn for the fourth year!

September-October 2016

  • Places been, faces seen (September 2 to 25): An exhibition of work by Etobicoke artist Joan Frost Oman. Opening: Thursday, September 8, 5 to 8 p.m., during the Inn’s annual corn roast.
  • The Healing View (September 29 to October 28): An exhibition of photography by Diane Boyer, an exploration of restorative environments. Opening: Thursday, September 29 as part of Inn’s Thirsty Thursday evening.
  • Past Present: An exhibition by Jelica Jovin (September 29 to October 28): An exhibition of photographic work by Jelica Jovin. Supported by an OAC grant. Opening: Thursday, September 29 as part of Inn’s Thirsty Thursday evening.

Summer 2016

  • Historic Tavern: My Journey to Canada (June 1 to 15): Montgomery’s Inn and Islington Junior Middle School have partnered on a creative project! Come celebrate with the ESL class as they share their stories and artwork about the places they have come from and their journey’s to Canada.
  • 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.
  • Briarly Room: In Celebration of Pride Month: Worn With Pride exhibit (June 30 to July 24): Worn With Pride at Montgomery’s Inn showcases artifacts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, including t-shirts, posters and pins from across Canada.
  • 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.

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

  • Community Room: Ioana Bertrand‘s solo exhibition “ARBORUM”
  • Briarly Room: Jen Lipski‘s solo exhibition “Wildlife”

February 2016

  • Community Room: “Burning Earth”—solo exhibition by Yang Yang Pan.
  • Briarly Room: “The Vanishing Great Outdoors: Toronto Landscapes”—solo exhibition by Vladimir Topal.

January 2016

  • Community Room: Epiphaneia “Manifestation”, original art and art wear by Nancy Sendell.
  • Briarly Room: Lasting Images, a retrospective exhibit of work by visual artist and disability advocate Judith Snow (1949-2015). Snow was an unstoppable dreamer and courageous instigator, motivator, and challenger. She was a prophet, a muse, an author, a speaker, an actor, an artist. As she said, “People are always contributing something. The work is to see the value and potential in what they are contributing and building that through relationships into community and economic opportunities.”

December 2015

  • Community Room: Solo exhibit of abstracted landscapes and cityscapes by painter Mustafa Cetin
  • Briarly Room: “Drawings 2009-2014”, a solo exhibit by Martin Pearce
  • Hallway Gallery: Dave Rheaume‘s painting based on “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol”

November 2015

  • Community Room: Solo exhibit of abstracted landscapes and cityscapes by painter Mustafa Cetin
  • Briarly Room: “Drawings 2009-2014”, a solo exhibit by Martin Pearce

October 2015

  • Community Room: “The Haunted Canvas” Hallowe’en group exhibition (Nancy Bennett, Elaine Ford, Linda Langerak, Brigitte Meskey, Ingrid Mueller, Dave Rheaume and Ross Rheaume)
  • Briarly Room: “To Feed a Planet” photo exhibit by J.P. Gural and Soyoung Lee
  • Hallway Gallery: “Stories from the Market: Farmers and Vendors of the Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market”: a World Food Day Exhibit curated by OCAD student Tak Pham with photographs by Clement Edokpayi

September 2015

  • Briarly Room: “Erasing Demarcation” group exhibition (Emma Edghill, George Gonashvili and Kyryl Volovik)
  • Community Room: “If Walls Could Speak” photo exhibit

“Nightwalk” & “Finding Maybelle” Photography – May to June 2011
Artworks by the Mississauga Art Society – March to May 2011
Artworks by the Golden Age Academy – January to February 2011
The Art of Gil Caldwell – November to December 2010
Leigh McNulty Fine Arts – June to July 2010
Contact Photography Exhibition: “As is (or was)” – May 2010
“Local Landmarks” Archival Photographs – January to April 2010
The Art of Frank & Nelia Tonido – October to December 2009
John Richard Coke Smyth’s Sketches 1840 – September 2009
Contact Photography Exhibition: “Change” – May to August 2009
Mississauga Art Society Exhibition – January to April 2009