There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table for the Santa Claus Parade Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with one of the best views of the parade in the city. Space is limited so book your spot early!
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket now!
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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
For one weekend only, spectacular floral installations by some of Toronto’s top designers celebrate the arrival of spring in the city. Don’t miss this new must-see event and exhibition!
Joseph Delarge (eco|stems)
Lidia Tacconelli (Fiori Floral Inc.)
Bella Jackson (Floral Fetish)
Bruno Duarte (Fresh Floral Creations)
Michael Renaud (Horticultural Design)
Phyllis Lill & Marilyn Lill (Lilium)
Rosemary Little Jeffares (Quince Flowers)
Exhibition Programs & Events
Thursday April 26, 6:30 pm
Be the first to see the floral creations! Join us for a champagne and oyster reception featuring live music and gourmet food by Chef Jamie Kennedy.
Sunday April 29, 3 – 4:30 pm
Spring Planters with Michael Renaud
Creating a fabulous outdoor display can transform any home or garden. Learn how professional floral designers create beautiful spring planters with acclaimed horticultural designer, Michael Renaud.
Sunday April 29, 1 – 4 pm
Kids Spring Awakening Workshop
Spring has sprung at the Gardiner museum! See the spectacular fresh floral creations exhibited on all three floors and join us in the lobby for a crafting bonanza! Bring your imagination and creativity and paint your very own clay pot. At the end of the session take your pot home with some seeds and create your own little garden.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7