Patron Circle membership makes a meaningful difference. Patron Circle members help the Museum to engage the community by connecting people, art and ideas through clay and enjoy access to exhibition curators, artists and other enthusiasts who attend exclusive Patron Circle member events.
Unlimited free admission for one year. We're open seven days a week so you can drop in as often as you like.
Enjoy special Gardiner events, unlimited guest privileges for the opening day of all exhibitions, and priority booking for events.
Gardiner Shop Discounts
Voted one of Toronto's top five shops by The Globe and Mail. Members get a 10% discount year round and a 20% discount during the holiday season.
Lectures and Program Discounts
Advance notice on Gardiner lectures and great discounts on all lectures and programs.
Stay connected with a free subscription to What's On (mailed to your door), and eNews for inside and up-to-date information.
Members must provide us an email address to receive this benefit.
Enjoy free coffee and/or tea when you make a purchase at Jamie Kennedy Kitchens during your visit.
Guests Passes allow you to bring guests without paying admission when you visit the Museum.
You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the donation portion of your membership (amount given above $60).
Recognition in our members newsletter, What’s On
This is your handheld guide to “What’s On” at the Gardiner Museum to help you plan your visits. What’s On is released prior to each special exhibition opening and is directly mailed to the doorsteps of Museum members and to subscribers, and is also offered to the general public.
The Patron Circle Receptions offer exclusive previews of the Gardiner’s high quality exhibitions. The evening offers the opportunity to meet donors and curators and learn more about the exhibit while enjoying Hors D'oeuvres served by Jamie Kennedy Kitchens. We will also ensure to invite you to our three-course Patron Circle Dinner in time to book your seat in advance.
These are exclusive celebrations usually held at an extraordinary garden at a private home.
The Donor Wall is prominently located in the Gardiner Museum lobby.
Patron Circle Members have the ability to book a tailor made tour of the Gardiner. Click here to inquire.