Montgomery’s Inn

Montgomery's Inn
Montgomery?s Inn
4709 Dundas Street West
Etobicoke, ON M9A 1A8
416-394-8113


Montgomery?s Inn is a historical building that was built in 1832 by Thomas Montgomery. Thomas was a Irish immigrant who worked as a farmer and inn-keeper. The building was constructed 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.


The Inn was built on the historic colonial route connecting Toronto (then called York) with Dundas to the west, and around Lake Ontario to Niagara-on-the-Lake (then Newark).

As one of the earliest buildings in Etobicoke (a suburb just west of Toronto), the building was in danger of demolition in 1962. Today Montgomery?s Inn still stands as a cherished remnant of colonial times in Upper Canada, though most of its artifacts are not original to the building, they are period pieces, however a few artifacts did 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. The inn is now operated by the City of Toronto Culture Division, however the Inn still serves as Etobicoke’s historical museum, displaying artifacts of the 19th century, mainly between 1847 and 1850 when the inn was at its peak.

Guided tours are available by Inn?s staff, however self guided tours are also acceptable. Features of Montgomery?s Inn would include the Montgomery family’s private sitting room, a bar with its wooden cage, the Victorian meeting hall upstairs, and an open?hearth kitchen, which serves treats to visitors, made the old?fashioned way.

Stop by the Tea Room where pots of tea and a light snack are served a couple of hours a day for a modest price.

Hours of Operation

Open Tuesday to Sunday
Museum: 1:00 to 5:00pm
Tearoom: 2:00 to 4:30pm
Special hours for events
Closed on some statutory holidays

Directions and Map to Montgomery?s Inn

By Car

Drive to the south-east corner of Islington Avenue and Dundas Street West ? free parking is available off Montgomery Road.

From West or South: Follow the QEW into Toronto, where it turns into the Gardiner Expressway. Follow the signs for Kipling Ave/Islington Ave/Park Lawn Rd. Take Exit 142 toward Park Lawn Rd, Merge onto Islington Ave going North until you reach Dundas St West.

From the East: Take highway 401 West, take the exit 356 and merge onto Islington going south until you reach Dundas St West.

From North:  Head south on the 400, take exit 20 for Jane St, Turn right on Jane St, Turn Right on St. Clair Ave W, Turn left at Scarlett Rd, continue onto Dundas St W

Map of Montgomery?s Inn Location

Contact Montgomery’s Inn

Email: montinn at toronto.ca
Phone:  416-394-8113

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