You’re Invited to the Gardiner Museum Outside

The Gardiner Museum is taking their programming outdoors this summer! In an effort to create an accessible environment during the pandemic, the team has launched their Gardiner Goes Outside initiative. Moving past a traditional museum set-up, their team has reimagined the Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Plaza to create a welcoming outdoor space in a hopes of facilitating creativity and connection. This exciting initiative is free for everyone and will include pop-up window exhibits, outdoor dining (presented by the museum’s Clay Restaurant), public art projects and more. The Gardiner Goes Outside is running now through until September, offering plenty of time to take advantage of this great community event.

The Gardiner Museum

Free Outdoor Activities in Toronto

As Toronto moves into steps 2 and 3 of its reopening plan, guests can also look forward to family clay activities, wellness workshops, and performances. Programming will continue to be updated with even more exciting activities in the coming months.

This initiative is based around the museums goal to help the community rebuild and reconnect through art. Of the initiative, Gardiner Museum Executive Director and CEO Kelvin Browne says:

“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. We believe that art in particular can offer some much needed joy after a long and difficult winter.”

Bellair Street Mural by Nina Chanel

Additionally, once the museum is cleared to open its doors for indoors activities (during step 3 of the provincial reopening), they will be offering free admission until Labour Day. The Gardiner Museum is one of our incredible art spaces in Bloor-Yorkville and we encourage everyone to enjoy this safe, responsible, and uplifting initiative! If you’d like to make a day of it, you can browse our many art galleries online here.

Be sure to check out Bellair Street this summer as we’ve recently debuted a large scale mural, in collaboration with Yorkville Murals and the City of Toronto, by acclaimed artist Nina Chanel.

The Gardiner Museum
111 Queens Park