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.
For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. This timely retrospective featuring more than 70 objects examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process. Opens October 19!
Celebrate 25 years of Empty Bowls at the Gardiner! Sample delicious soups by some of the city's top chefs and choose a ceramic bowl to take home with you, all in support of Anishnawbe Health Toronto's work to aid the homeless.
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.
*Youth and children aged 18 and under are always free. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. School groups MUST pre-register.
Half-price admission every Friday
from 4 to 9 pm
Free admission every Tuesday
for post-secondary students with valid ID.
Guided Tours (Free with admission)
Take a tour of our galleries, led by one of our knowledgeable docents. Tour topics will vary. Please check-in at the Front Desk at the time of your visit for more information.
Open daily including holidays, with the exception of January 1 and December 25.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7
There is no museum parking lot, however there are several paid lots in the vicinity.
• On Cumberland St, one block north of Bloor, east off Avenue Rd
• In the Colonnade building, at 131 Bloor St W
• One block north of Bloor St W, on Avenue Rd, in Yorkville Village’s building (Formerly Hazelton Lanes)