Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art located on 111 Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ontario underwent a recent renovation and expansion in 2006 for the purposes of improving circulation, and increasing space to showcase the permanent collections. Originally designed by Keith Wagland, KPMB Architects took on the task of the renovation, creating two new galleries and the addition of a third floor which introduces a glass multipurpose space and a restaurant run by Jamie Kennedy. The structure composed of a limestone clad façade with glazing and black granite columns, extends towards the west supported by columns, towards the street making it more visible to people and making its presence known among the street. Compared to the classic style Lillian Massey Building and the red brick and cut stone Flemish gable-adorned assemblage of Annesley Hall, the Gardiner Museum makes its modern mark with its use of materials and simple shape and detail.

 

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