It’s a rarity: a museum dedicated to the ceramic arts. There’s plenty to see here, from pre-Columbian artifacts to Canada’s most important collection of European porcelain, all housed within one of the city’s architectural gems. It’s clearly a collection curated with passion. Among the permanent 3,000-piece collection are a re-created 18th-century dessert table and a whimsical collection of commedia dell’arte figures. Special exhibitions are on display throughout the year. Museum staff provide erudite guided tours every day at 2pm (free with admission).
111 Queen's Park, Toronto
Our Rating Neighborhood East side of Avenue Road, south of Bloor, across from Royal Ontario Museum Hours Mon–Thurs 10am–6pm; Fri 10am–9pm; Sat and Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Jan 1 and Dec 25. Transportation Subway: Museum, exit on the east side Phone 416/586-8080 Prices $15 adults; $11 seniors; $9 students (w/ID); free for visitors 18 and under Web site Gardiner Museum
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