Our Story

Milltown Arms Tavern opened its doors August, 2005 as the dream goal of four friends in the restaurant business. However, the tavern underwent some significant reorganization, mirroring key aspects of Cabbagetown’s history. Three part-owners had departed their roles, leaving Chris McGinness in charge. Something else was already starting in the background that would take the pub in a new direction.

Fortunately, two of Chris’s family members had lost their jobs. Chris invited them to be a part of Milltown. Milltown became a family-owned business. Now, the tavern is owned and operated by Chris, HJ McGinness and Barb Harper.

The new direction recognized that Cabbagetown is a community of neighbors caring about each other. This makes Milltown the perfect setting to be a retreat where everyone is a valued guest.

“Our mantra is’give people a reason to visit us at least once a day.’ It might be meeting friends, or enjoying the many events or having couple of beers or a glass of wine.”