The Gardiner Museum refurbishment and expansion takes Toronto one more step towards the city’s cultural renaissance along with another recent high-profile project, Libeskind’s Royal Ontario museum extension, across the street. Canada’s only ceramics museum, originally designed by Keith Wagland in 1983-4, received a full makeover by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, who transformed the museum’s existing plan from top to bottom, also adding approximately 14,000 sq ft worth of new space.
111 Queen’s Park, Toronto
46,276 s.f. total (31,958 s.f. renovation, 14,318 s.f. new construction) renovation and expansion of 1983-84 museum designed by Keith Wagland