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Gardiner Museum

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Address: 111 Queen's Park | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
Phone Number: 416-586-8080
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from...
This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
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Be sure to stop by the cafe. It is a hidden gem and well worth the time. It's great for unwinding and the food is outstanding. We had Summerlicious menu. Not to be missed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Maumee, Ohio

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The fact that I have no pictures to attach to this review says it all. Caution: the European Collection is closed until some time in the fall. So the major portion of that floor and a major portion of the museum is closed.....but still they are charging the same admission fee! Fortunately for us, the Gardiner is part of the... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Be sure to stop by the cafe. It is a hidden gem and well worth the time. It's great for unwinding and the food is outstanding. We had Summerlicious menu. Not to be missed. Service was great. Gift shop was nice. Museum is interesting.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The resident collection of ceramics is beautiful and well displayed. I have loved all of the special exhibits I've seen at the Gardiner. The gift shop is terrific, the restaurant is good and the new garden at the entrance is stunning and so original.

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West Lorne,Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A wide collection, but it gets monotonous after a while. The restaurant on the top floor is large and bright. I might go back just for that and skip the exhibits.

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We bought the transport pass at $11.50 which includes rides for two adults and four children up to 19 years old (special concession only for the week-ends). It is easy to figure out how to use the subway in Toronto. We rode it to visit the Bata Shoe Museum. At the museum, we bought a pass at $20 which includes... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautifully laid out. Not too much in any area. GREAT Docent free tour. Part of a 3 for 1 pass for $20. (Bata Shoes, Textiles and this the Ceramics Museum)

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Elgin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

With ceramics covering cultural history from antiquities to ultra modern, this museum covers a lot of ground. The first floor starts with ancient artifacts, and then progresses with ever more stunning and beautiful works of art. Most of the second floor was closed off, which is disappointing. The third floor had five very recent works by new artists, and we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are interested in any kind of ceramics, this is a MUST. Beautiful items from all over the world and a real treat for the eyes. They also have a small gift shop that sells unique pieces.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a wonderful museum! I am so impressed by this place -- and I have all these great new design ideas. They have items on sale and, oh, what lovely items they are! Such a nice place!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A visit to the Gardiner Museum is a must. Plan at least 2 hours so you can enjoy the collections; be sure to have lunch in the Catering A La Carte cafe and leave half an hour to shop. The Museum has the best gift shop in the neighbourhood.

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Address: 111 Queen's Park | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
Phone Number: 416-586-8080
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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