Free: The Gardiner Goes Outside. All Summer.


Pop-up window exhibitions, public art projects, outdoor dining and more


This summer, the Gardiner Museum is breaking down barriers and moving beyond traditional museum spaces to increase access and meet our communities where they feel safe in light of the pandemic.

We’ve reimagined the Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Plaza to create outdoor space for creativity and connection. Join us for pop-up window exhibitions, outdoor dining, and public art projects, followed by family clay activities, wellness workshops, performances, and more as Toronto moves into Steps 2 and 3 of its reopening plan.

“With the reopening of indoor attractions still weeks away, we want to offer our neighbours a safe outdoor space to gather responsibly and enjoy some of the things we’ve all been missing this past year,” said Kelvin Browne, Executive Director and CEO. “We believe that art in particular can offer some much needed joy after a long and difficult winter.”


When the doors to the Museum do reopen in Step 3, admission will be free until Labour Day.
Visit to learn more.