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Empty Bowls 2019

Thu October 24, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Empty Bowls, now in its 27th year at the Gardiner, is a North American-wide project to aid people experiencing homelessness. All of the proceeds go to Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a culture-based native centre committed to changing lives through traditional healing practices. Anishnawbe’s work with people experiencing homelessness has evolved from early directions of crisis intervention, to their current efforts working with those who seek to escape homelessness.

More than 400 bowls are donated by potters, potter’s guilds, and students, and delicious soups are prepared and ladled out by some of Ontario’s most eminent chefs.

Patrons line up to be first in line to choose their bowl, and have it filled with their choice of delicious soups. At the end of the event, take home your bowl to enjoy, knowing all the money collected goes directly to Anishnawbe Health Toronto.

Please note: Tickets can be picked up starting at 11 am on Thursday October 24 in the Gardiner Museum’s lobby. The tickets will be numbered in the order that they are picked up, not in the order of purchase date. Numbered tickets will not be given out prior to 11 am, and cannot be held or reserved. When you arrive for the event, you will be asked to wait outside the Museum. Beginning at 5 pm, numbers will be called sequentially and ticketholders will enter the Museum in small groups to choose their bowls.

Anishnawbe Health Toronto




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