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Inside the Museum — Montgomery's Inn

by (author) John Goddard

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2014
Category
General, North America, Social History
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459730038
    Publish Date
    Jun 2014
    List Price
    $1.99

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Description

Inside the Museums views Toronto’s heritage museums for the first time as a single community — linked by events, personalities, and function. In this special excerpt we visit Montgomery’s Inn, on Dundas Street West in present-day Etobicoke. For twenty-five years, beginning in 1830, the hard-working Irish immigrant Thomas Montgomery presided over the place, providing food and lodging to travellers, and creating a social hub for the surrounding area. The inn is not to be confused with (John) Montgomery’s Tavern on Yonge Street, rebel headquarters of the 1837 Rebellion. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour, providing fascinating historical background and insight.

About the author

John Goddard is an author, magazine writer, and former Toronto Star reporter with a specialty in exploring little-known Ontario wonders. His books include Inside the Museums and Rock and Roll Toronto, with pop critic Richard Crouse, a cheeky guide to the city’s rock-and-roll historic sites. He lives in Toronto.

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