Montgomery's Inn

Events at Montgomery's Inn

Montgomery's Inn has been welcoming guests since the 1830s. Now a Museum, the Inn holds events to interest everyone.

Montgomery's Inn has been welcoming visitors for over 180 years. Join in events that celebrate theatre, music, food and the history of  Etobicoke. Contact us at 416-394-8113 or montinn@toronto.ca. Click here for admission prices and hours of operation.

Victoria Day Tea and Tour - May 21

Sunday, May 21, 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Victoria Day with an afternoon tea fit for a Queen. Price includes a complimentary guided tour of the museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served. $7 plus tax.

Doors Open Toronto - May 27 & 28

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate this architectural urban adventure with free admission to the museum.Hourly trolley tours of the Islington Village Murals courtesy of the Islington Village BIA; live music courtesy of the Music Studio. Admission is FREE.

Neapolitan Connection Concert Series - June 24 & 25

Saturday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m.
Gypsies & Folk Melodies
Folk tales may not always be true, but they can certainly come alive, when set to the right music! Please join us for a fanciful afternoon filled with classical music based on folk songs of composers from Classical and Romantic Eras. This whimsical music program will transport your senses for a one of a kind experience, where fantasy really does become reality!

Sunday, June 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
To Budapest and Back
The Gypsy Rebels return for a 2nd season with more Balkan beats and Klezmer tunes, bringing the concert season to an exciting climax!

Tickets available at www.neapolitanconnection.com

Art Exhibits at Montgomery's Inn

In the Community Room:

Gathering Around the Kitchen Table: A Dishing Up Toronto Experience
April 1 to 30, Opening reception March 30 at 7 p.m.
Curated by Anja Hamilton, Erika Robertson and Rachel Thiessen (Master of Museum Studies students from the University of Toronto) http://www.wardmuseum.ca/dishinguptoronto/

In the Briarly Room:

Alternative Fibre
April 1 to 30, Opening reception March 30 at 7 p.m.
Alternative Fibre is 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 connection to colour, texture and form. http://www.barbhilts.com/

Ongoing Programming and Recurring Events

Montgomery's Inn Farmers Market
Every Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.
Buy direct form local farmers and food artisans. Organic fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat, honey and more! Free.

Tea Time at the Inn
Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Special weekly tea in our community room. Choice of sweet or savoury plate, with a seasonal feature. $7 plus tax. No reservation required, just drop in.

Fret Not Ukulele Night
First Thursday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m.
Our monthly ukulele gathering – the first Thursday of every month, with Doctor of Music instructor Chris Wilson. Come, sing, laugh, and make music. Bring your uke, but if you're just testing the waters and don't yet own one, let us know and we'll loan you one for the night. $15 per person.

Thirsty Thursday Tavern Night
Last Thursday of every month, 7 to 10 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of beer, wine, or a Thomas Montgomery specialty in our restored 1847 bar room! Order Irish stew, fresh baked bread and tap your toes to live traditional music. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.

Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker Nights
Join us each month for this free Historical Society speaker series. For more information, or to become a member, visit http://www.etobicokehistorical.com/Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m.: Bianca Lakoseljac: "Stone Woman – a novel that relives Toronto's 1967 'summer of love'"

TO Canada with Love Events

ExpandCaptured on Camera/Captured on Canvas - Opens May 1

A Two-Part Exhibition

Captured on Camera: Contemporary responses to the landscapes of Clara Harris
May 1 to May 31
Contemporary photographic interpretations of present day Etobicoke and York taken by students Krystyna Poremba and Georgia Mackay from Etobicoke School of the Arts respond to early twentieth-century paintings by Clara Harris, highlighting the vast changes to the landscape, from rural to urban.

Captured on Canvas: Exploring our past through the work of Clara Harris
Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For the Doors Open weekend, original paintings by early twentieth-century artist Clara Harris (1887-1975) will be displayed in a two site pop-up exhibition at the Inn and Lambton House. These works by a local artist, who exhibited with the Group of Seven, demonstrate the great changes that have taken place in the local landscape, and how the arts have helped to tell the story of Canada's evolution. We encourage people to visit both parts of the exhibition, at the Inn and Lambton House, by using the number 30 bus that travels along Dundas Street West.

These exhibits are 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.

ExpandAnnual Corn Roast - September 7

Thursday, September 7, 5 to 8 p.m.
FREE (Charges for food will apply)

Montgomery's Inn famous annual corn roast, with corn baked in the Inn's own outdoor bake oven, freshly made pizza and other refreshments for sale.  Enjoy children's activities and displays from west-end heritage organizations, with the chance to add your stories of remarkable people, places and events from Toronto’s past to the City's MomenTO timeline. This year's musical performance highlights Canadian musical traditions, with the magical repertoire of Franco-Ontarian sister group Ariko, who will take you on a journey through Canadiana including traditional French-Canadian music and classics from Toronto music legends Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Murray McLauchlan, and Gordon Lightfoot. This event 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.