A Weekend with Jane Austen

April 6-8, 2018

Toronto, Canada


This event is an immersive experience that takes place in one of Toronto’s best-loved historic sites, Montgomery’s Inn.

This years theme is Austens novels Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, which were published 200 years ago this year. 

The weekend will include five historical meals, music, letter-writing with quill pens and sealing wax, an open-hearth cooking workshop, Regency fashion, Austen discussion groups, a rout, a dance workshop and ball, historical parlour games, and much more! All by firelight and candlelight at Montgomerys Inn.

For pricing and the registration form, click here.

For the preliminary schedule, click here.

To see the menus, click here.

There are significant discounts if you attend large segments or the whole event; members of JASNA and historical organizations such as Heritage Toronto, Town of York Historical Society, Ontario Historical Society, York Pioneers, Culinary Historians of Canada, United Empire Loyalists and other groups receive an extra 10% off. 

Gift certificates are available


Historical clothing is optional, but encouraged, and simple gowns are available for rent in the $25-35 range.

Presenters in 2018 include

Dr Elaine Bander, JASNA Canada

Prof. Terry Robinson

Kat Akerfeldt, Executive Director of Toronto's First Post Office Museum

Karen Millyard, social-dance researcher and Dancing Mistress


Montgomery’s Inn

4709 Dundas St West at Islington; free parking. 

Please note that all prices are in Canadian dollars (about .75c US), and that there are discounts for students and seniors. 

Travelling to Toronto


Getting around the city once you’re here

Tickets can be purchased in advance by cheque, money order or electronic transfer. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, particularly if you wish to purchase meal tickets, which must be booked by March 29.

Contact us


Karen Millyard has been organizing cultural events and teaching historical and modern English Country Dance for years. She is a choreographer, researcher, event organizer, consultant and professional dance teacher who works in theatre, museums, schools and the community. For information on her classes and other events, click on the links below.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A Danceweavers Presentation

JaneAustenDancing, 1812DanceCanada, York Regency Society

Toronto English Country Dancers
(for information on modern English Country dance in Toronto)

 Page updated March 9th, 2018.