Join à la Carte Kitchen Inc. at the Gardiner Bistro for lunch from Sunday to Friday in the third-floor Terrace Room with stunning views overlooking the city.
Janet Macpherson is known for her fascinating and technically complex porcelain animals. Through four multimedia, Macpherson revisits moments in Canadian history and questions commonly-held conceptions about the North, identity, and our relationship to landscape.
Don't miss the final installment of Canada Recast, hosted by Globe and Mail columnist Doug Saunders. For a look beyond Canada 150, we turn to two Canadian science-fiction visionaries: Drew Hayden Taylor and Camille Turner.
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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November 17 – December 9, 2012
Journey around the world with some of Toronto’s favourite designers! Featuring 12 one-of-a-kind decorated trees inspired by 12 different countries.
NO ONE DOES CHRISTMAS LIKE THE GARDINER MUSEUM
THE GARDINER MUSEUM OFFERS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
TORONTO (October 4, 2012) – The Twelve Trees of Christmas gala on November 15, 2012 is the unofficial kick off to the holiday season in Toronto. Presented by Bruce Etherington & Associates and London Life, the spectacular trees unveiled at the gala will be exhibited at the Museum from November 17 – December 9, 2012. Each tree has been decorated by one of Toronto’s top designers including: Hilary Farr, of W Network’s Love it or List it; Michelle Mawby, resident design expert for the Marilyn Denis Show; and Samantha Pynn, host and principal designer of Summer Home on HGTV Canada, as well as contributing design editor for Chatelaine Magazine and a columnist for the National Post.
This year’s Christmas tree theme is “A Child’s Christmas…” celebrating Christmas traditions and festivals of light from all around the world. To kick off this yearly Toronto tradition, the Museum will hold its annual Twelve Trees of Christmas Gala on November 15. Experience a night of glitz and glamour and enjoy a signature winter themed menu created by Chef Jamie Kennedy. The Gardiner is proud to partner with CTV’s Toy Mountain campaign. Gala guests and visitors during the Twelve Trees exhibition are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy and place it under the special Toy Mountain tree “It’s a Toy World After All.” This annual exhibition entertains and engages thousands of children and families. After being exhibited at the Gardiner, the trees go to charities, chosen by the generous individuals and corporations who purchased them, to help spread the spirit of the season throughout Toronto.
In addition, guests visiting the Gardiner Café between November 17 and December 9 will enjoy a festive and delicious holiday fare prepared by renowned Chef Jamie Kennedy, in his fully transformed, full service POP Up Restaurant. As reservations are recommended, please call (416) 408-0188 to save your space.
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