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Montgomery’s Inn has been a landmark in Etobicoke for over 180 years. Located at 4709 Dundas Street West (Islington/Dundas), it is now surrounded by a rapidly expanding metropolis and continues to provide visual evidence of early 19th-century life in this region. Today, the museum has been restored to its heyday of 1847 and extends the tradition of hospitality that the Montgomerys started in the 1830s.

Roads and Rivers, Forests and Fields

Built in the 1830s to shelter travelers, Montgomery’s Inn brought people together from the surrounding area and beyond. Discover the experiences of a diversity of early settlers in 19th-century Etobicoke, reflect on food sources while hearth cooking in the historic kitchen, use maps to study the effects of settlement on land and Indigenous peoples and discuss how past events impact us all today.  

In this program, students will:  

  • Cook in the historic kitchen to prepare a historic recipe while they discuss how different styles of agriculture impact the land, such as gathered foods compared to field crops
  • Investigate land use, settlement and the environment using an interactive, oversized map of Etobicoke in 1856.  


1.5 hours

Group Size

15 to 30 students


$5.31 plus HST per student

One supervisor free per 15 students or part thereof. $5.31 plus HST per additional supervisor.


Please advise of accessibility needs when contacting the museum.

Ontario Curriculum Connections

Grade 3 Social Studies: Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, 1780–1850, A

Grade 3 Social Studies: People and Environments: Living and Working in Ontario, B