|Address||4709 Dundas Street West|
|Landlord||City of Toronto|
|Design and construction|
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. Transferred in 2000 to the City of Toronto, it is now a city owned museum.
A window to colonial times
- Montgomery's Inn - official museum site