When you think of landmarks, Paris’ Eiffel Tower and Rome’s Colosseum come to mind. Etobicoke? We have the historical Montgomery’s Inn.
While not as world-famous as the previously mentioned landmarks, Montgomery’s Inn is still culturally significant to Etobicoke. Built in 1832 by Thomas and Margaret Montgomery, the inn is located at 4709 Dundas Street West (corner of Islington and Dundas) and served as a meeting place for the community and offered food and shelter for travelers. The inn operated until 1850, shortly after Margaret died and thanks to the foresight of Etobicoke’s citizens, Montgomery’s Inn was saved from demolition numerous times and now serves as a museum for Etobicoke and the City of Toronto.
Visitors can take guided or self-guided tours, walking through the family’s sitting room, to the meeting hall upstairs, and through the open-hearth kitchen. Although the inn contains many Montgomery artifacts not all of them are from the original time period. Still, you can’t help but feel like you’ve stepped through a time machine to yesteryear.
Aside from serving tea and snacks each afternoon, Montgomery’s Inn also hosts numerous events throughout the year such as a weekly farmers market each Wednesday afternoon as well as hosting a production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. Rooms are also available for rent for your own gatherings.
If you’ve never been to Montgomery’s Inn make it a point to visit this great site in the near future. We should all take pride in Etobicoke’s roots.
Montgomery’s Inn: Where and When in Etobicoke…
|WHERE:||4709 Dundas Street West (corner of Islington and Dundas), Etobicoke, ON M9A 1A9|
|WHEN:||Visit website below for hours.|