Montgomery’s Inn Media Room
About the Inn
Montgomery’s Inn was built about 1830 by Irish immigrants Thomas Montgomery (1790-1877) and his wife Margaret Dawson (1808-1855). It flourished from about 1847 to 1859, a time of high immigration from Ireland to Canada.
In 1962, developer Louis Mayzel bought the building and sold it to Etobicoke Historical Society at cost. In 1972, an extensive restoration was begun, and the Inn opened as a museum in 1975. It was furnished mainly with appropriate donated and purchased antiques, but the original Inn sign, depicting a farmer with a horse-drawn plough, is on display.
Ownership of the Inn was transferred to City of Toronto Cultural Services in 2000, and it is now one of ten municipally-run museums in Toronto. It is supported by a citizen-led, membership-based organization called Montgomery’s INNovators. Today, Montgomery’s Inn hosts numerous events and activities, described in more detail on this site:
-Tours and animation of the site by costumed interpreters, including historic food and drink programming like Thirsty Thursday (third Thursday of every month, 7 to 10 p.m.)
–Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn (year-round on Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.)
–Teatime at the Inn (first Sunday of every month, 1 to 4 p.m.)
–Fret Not Ukulele Night (first Thursday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m.)
-A youth program
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