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Canada Travel Guide - Ontario

Montgomery's Inn

Restored to its heyday of 1847, Montgomery's Inn remains a meeting place where visitors share stories of immigration, travel, neighbourhoods and culture.

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(Museum)
Built in the 1830s, Montgomery's Inn was surrounded by a large profitable farm, which provided food for the Montgomery family, as well as the visitors to their hotel. The Inn was closed in 1856 but the family and their tenants continued to farm the land until the 1940s.

Architectural Style & Interior Design
Known today as "Loyalist" or "late Georgian" architectural style, the inn was deemed "Classical," as it was inspired by ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Features such as the centre-hall plan, the symmetrical balance of the building and the fanlight over the front door are typical. The Inn is built of rubble stone and was originally covered with pebble-dashed stucco, finished, or "coined," on the corners to give the appearance of cut stone.

After Thomas Montgomery's death in 1877, the contents of the building were sold at auction. The furnishings in the museum are either donated or purchased pieces of Canadian, American and English origin and reflect those of a conservative country innkeeper. The paint colours on the walls and woodwork are similar to the original colours, which were discovered by scraping down to the original coat of paint in each room.
 

 
How to Contact
Montgomery's Inn
4709 Dundas St. W.
Toronto,
Ph: 416-394-8113
Fax: 416-394-6027
Web: website
Email: send email