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In what year did Montgomery's Inn open for business?
Mar 3, 2015
The bar room (added in 1838) was a place for travellers and local farmers to drink, eat, and visit with each other. Thomas' account books show that whiskey was the most popular drink, but that he also sold peppermint and shrub (mixed drinks), beer, rum, brandy white wine, port, gin and cider.
The last Thursday of every month is Thirsty Thursday Tavern night at the Inn. Enjoy a glass of beer, wine, or a Thomas Montgomery specialty in our restored 1847 barroom! Enjoy Irish stew, fresh baked bread and live traditional music. Admission is free! Cash bar, $5.00 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.
Feb 16, 2015
I enjoy learning about history and love going to museums. Montgomery's Inn is a museum in the GTA that has conserved the original inn and house of the innkeeper Thomas Montgomery. I live only 10 minutes away (walking distance) and since I moved to Etobicoke when I was six I loved the building. After I had been on my first tour I promised that I would one day volunteer there and today I do! I started in January 2013 and was fifteen at the time (I am now seventeen.) I have gotten the opportunity to learn about Thomas Montgomery's life and what life was like in Upper Canada in the 1840s. Mr Montgomery was an immigrant from Northern Ireland and I guess that is one of the ways I relate to him, as I am also an immigrant. I came to Canada in 1999 from Israel, and hold citizenships of both countries. Mr Montgomery, like all immigrants, had a hard start in a foreign land but thanks to the opportunities that Canada (back then Upper Canada) gave him he was able to become a very successful businessman. I, like Mr Montgomery, am proud and grateful to live in Canada. It is thanks to the French immersion programme here that I am fluent in French and the reason for which I will be studying linguistics in September. I eventually hope to become a translator or interpreter. Thank you Canada!
Apr 22, 2014
this place is super awesome! Can't wait to go back for their Wednesday Farmer's Market. #yaes.
Feb 13, 2014
Montgomery’s Inn, constructed in 1830, is considered to be one of the finest examples of late Georgian architecture in Ontario. Originally the rubble stone exterior of the inn was covered with pebble dashed stucco, with details pointed to resemble proper cut stone, which added to the formal Georgian appearance. In 1967 the stucco was removed.
Irish immigrant Thomas Montgomery operated the inn until 1855. Since then, it has fulfilled a variety of roles within the community, serving as a residence for tenant farmers, church and community hall. The inn opened as a museum in 1975 and is restored to the period 1847-1850.
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