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Montgomery’s Inn Highlights

Welcome to Montgomery’s Inn, an 1840s-era inn operated as a museum by Toronto Cultural Services at 4709 Dundas St W (at Islington Ave) in Etobicoke, Ontario, 416-394-8113, montinn@toronto.ca.

Please note: Montgomery’s Inn activities are continuing through the current landscaping project.  Parking is still available onsite.

Celebrating 40 years in 2015!

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

Every Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.
We’re indoors in the historic kitchen and tavern (upstairs) and the Community Room (downstairs) until next spring! Get your fresh-baked bread, Nith Valley Organics produce, Monforte Cheese, Green Gate meat and sausages, Samsara produce, Spade and Spoon preserves, More Than Pies sweets, Bees’ Universe honey and eggs and other treats while you soak up the sun. Have a tour of the museum on us; it’s free on Wednesdays during market hours.
Visit our Market page for news and a complete list of vendors.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

Current shows: November

  • Community Room (November 3 to 30): Solo exhibit of abstracted landscapes and cityscapes by painter Mustafa Cetin (See painting pictured at left.)
  • Briarly Room (November 3 to 27): “Drawings 2009-2014”, a solo exhibit by Martin Pearce (See drawing pictured at left.)

Calling all Visual Artists!

Show your work at Montgomery’s Inn. The Montgomery’s Inn selection committee is currently accepting applications for its second year of exhibitions between June 2016 and April 2017. Two rooms are available: the Community Room and the Briarly Room. Individual artists may submit for one room; groups can submit for one or both rooms. Only two-dimensional works can be exhibited (not sculpture or installations).

Rates are $226 including HST per month per room. There will be no commission payable for work sold. The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2015. All applications will be reviewed and juried by the Montgomery’s Inn Art Committee, and results will be mailed out in early March 2016. Full details and application forms are available on the Exhibitions page on this site. For further information, contact Catherine Campbell, Program Officer at 416-394-6025 or ccampbe4@toronto.ca.

Tea Time at the Inn

Every Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Experience our delicious seasonal menu with your choice of a sweet or savoury plate with a pot of tea or glass of cider.

Fret Not Ukulele Night

First Thursday of every month, 6 to 9 p.m.
A monthly ukulele gathering with Doctor of Music instructor Chris Wilson.

Thirsty Thursdays

Last Thursday of every month, 7 to 10 p.m.
Live traditional music, beverages and stew by firelight in our restored 1847 barroom.

Holiday Farmers’ Market and Gift Sale

Wednesday, December 16, 2 to 7 p.m.
A special holiday edition of our regular Market Days with all the usual vendors, plus our famous fabulous fundraising fruitcakes ($10 each).

Georgian Christmas Supper

Friday, December 18, 7 to 10 p.m.
As high society pushed the dinner hour ever later during the early 1800s, the ritual of a late-evening supper gradually diminished and then disappeared. The Georgian supper was a fascinating meal, and the Jane Austen Supper Club explores it several times a year. Carefully reconstructed from period receipts, this meal will be a treat to be enjoyed by candlelight and the comfort of an open fire. There is no more delightful way to savour the traditions of Christmas! Sit at an elegant table and eat the foods Austen and her contemporaries knew. A blend of the familiar and the intriguingly different, these utterly delectable dishes show us a lesser-known aspect of her time. Historical clothing is optional, but encouraged.
Admission: $45+HST. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, December 11 by phone at 416-578-1031 or at JaneAustenDancing.ca.

Jane Austen & Zombies Regency Supper

Saturday, February 6, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Watch out—Jane Austen is rolling over in her grave! Enjoy an adult beverage in the historic tavern, followed by a multi-course supper of Regency dishes (with gory touches) including whole roast piglet, quail in sarcophagi, devilled almonds, parmesan ice cream and jellied brains (or at least jelly in the shape of brains). Regency and/or zombie costumes optional  but encouraged.
Admission: $60+HST per person, cash bar. Pre-registration required (416-394-8113).

Hearts and Kisses Baking Workshop

Sunday, February 7, 10 a.m. to noon
Prepare your own 1840s treats and make a Victorian box in which to present them: Heart Cake, Meringue Kisses, and Chocolate Puffs, all packaged and ready to present to loved ones a week later!
Admission: $25+HST. Pre-registration required (416-394-8113).

Junior Chef Camp at Montgomery’s Inn

March Break: Mon to Fri, March 14 to 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids learn to cook in a fun and safe environment. Participants aged 6 to 11 will learn about food from farm to table as they meet a farmer, attend the on-site farmers’ market (Wednesday only) or plant their own seedlings. Age-appropriate hands-on cooking projects may include cake decorating and baking bread in a brick oven. Plenty of active play ensures that everyone works up a healthy appetite! Participants make their own lunches daily, plus take-home samples to share with hungry parents.
Admission: $175+HST for the week, including lunch. Pre-registration required (416-394-8113).

Click to visit our Event Calendar for a full listing of coming events.

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Painting by Mustafa Cetin

Acrylic painting on canvas by Mustafa Cetin

Painting by Martin Pearce

“Saltley Gate, West Midlands, England”, drawing by Martin Pearce