Montgomery's Inn

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This article is about the historic Inn in Etobicoke. For the site of the Yonge Street battle during the Upper Canada Rebellion, see Montgomery's Tavern.
Montgomery's Inn
Montgomery's Inn Door.jpg
Montgomery's Inn once welcomed travelers under this transom, or fanlight
General information
Architectural style Georgian
Location Etobicoke
Address 4709 Dundas Street West
Completed 1832
Owner Thomas Montgomery
Landlord City of Toronto
Design and construction
Architect Thomas Montgomery
A plaque erected by the province of Ontario calls attention to the Inn.

Montgomery's Inn is a historic home and inn in the Islington neighbourhood of Etobicoke in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Built in 1832 in a Georgian style with later additions, the inn has been restored to an 1847 period, and operates as a museum of the City of Toronto. It is named for innkeeper Captain Thomas Montgomery (1790-1877). Once in danger of demolition, it is a cherished remnant of colonial times in Upper Canada. Though most of its artefacts are not original to the building, they are period pieces, and a few belonged to the Montgomery family.

Montgomery's Inn operated as Etobicoke's civic museum before the City of Etobicoke was absorbed into the City of Toronto in 1998. Yet it maintains a tradition of showcasing Etobicoke neighborhood history through historical interpretive displays in the modern sections of the building.

The inn ceased operations in 1856 and continued as a private house on a 400 acre farm, where it was rented to tenant farmers by the Montgomery family until 1946. It was sold to a local Presbyterian church, a developer, the Etobicoke Historical Society, and finally the Etobicoke Historical Board.[1] Transferred in 2000 to the City of Toronto, it is now a city owned museum.

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Coordinates: 43°39′06.5″N 79°31′33″W / 43.651806°N 79.52583°W / 43.651806; -79.52583