We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Feeling stressed? In our four-week mindfulness workshops, registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson will show you a series of clay hand-building exercises to help you relax and reconnect with the present. The first class starts on October 28, so act fast!
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
We need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
The event is now sold out!
Empty Bowls, now in its 25th year at the Gardiner, is a North American-wide project to aid the homeless. 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 the homeless 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 in order 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 that all the money collected goes directly to Anishnawbe Health Toronto. Last year, we raised $15,000.
Boris Buettner, Terroni
Lorenzo Loseto, George
Jonathan Abrahams, The Healthy Butcher
Simon Kattar, à la Carte Kitchens
Adrian Niman, Food Dudes
Ang McCluskey & Paul Sauve
Suzanne Baby, Gallery Grill
Renée Bellefeuille, AGO Bistro
Mark Cutrara, Northern Maverick Brewing Co.
Olivier Le Calvez, El Catrin
Please note: Beginning at 11 am on Thursday October 12, numbered tickets can be picked up in the lobby. The tickets will be numbered based on when you pick them up, not by purchase date. Numbered tickets will not be given out prior to 11 am and will not be reserved.
Once ticket holders arrive for the event, they will be asked to wait outside. Beginning at 5 pm, the numbers will be called sequentially in small groups. Ticket holders will then be able to choose their bowls and proceed to the Terrace Room in a staggered fashion.
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