Home / Blog / Announcing New Fall Hours and Free Weekends

Announcing New Fall Hours and Free Weekends

11 months ago

As we continue to refine our health and safety protocols for staff and visitors, and adjust to reduced weekday admissions, the Gardiner will be adopting new hours to coincide with the periods of highest demand.

New Hours

Starting after Labour Day, the Gardiner Museum and Gardiner Shop will be open from Thursday – Sunday, and closed from Monday – Wednesday. You can still shop every day of the week on our online store for one-of-a-kind ceramics, jewellery, glass, and textiles by local artists.

Clay Restaurant on the Museum’s third floor will remain open from Tuesday – Sunday. Reserve your table with views overlooking Queen’s Park. It books up fast!

Gardiner Museum & Gardiner Shop:
Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Clay Restaurant:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

Free Community Building Weekends

We will continue to offer free weekend admission into the fall. These Community Building Weekends will ensure that anyone who wants to come through our doors to have an inspiring and engaging art experience will have full access to our collections and special exhibitions. Free outdoor family clay activities will also continue on weekends, weather permitting. The Gardiner’s Community Building Weekends are made possible through funding from The Citrine Foundation of Canada, and additional support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the Gardiner Volunteer Committee.

Clay Classes

Clay classes, including drop in workshops, will resume in the fall with a reduced schedule and smaller class sizes to allow for proper physical distancing in our studios. We are also exploring the potential for an online version of our popular clay mindfulness classes with art therapist Suzanne Thomson.

New Gardiner Friend Benefits

As a thank you for your ongoing support, we’re excited to announce that Gardiner Friends* will now get front-of-the-line access to sessional classes. Not a Gardiner Friend yet? Join now to enjoy priority enrollment and secure one of our limited studio spots. We will also be offering special Gardiner Friends events on site and online. Stay tuned for more details!

As we continue to adapt to our changing landscape and the challenges facing cultural institutions, we look forward to seeing you at the Gardiner this fall and exploring new possibilities together. Plan your visit today!

* Does not include Get Acquainted cardholders. Click here to upgrade to Gardiner Friend.


Similar Articles

We're open from Wednesday - Sunday with free admission, hands-on activities, dining, shopping, and more!Learn more