Shop pottery and dine for a good cause at the Gardiner Museum next month

Sep 12 2019, 8:59 am

The polar opposite of BYOBowl, this upcoming soup-centric event lets you take your soup bowl home with you.

Empty Bowls, now in its 27th year at the Gardiner, is part of a North America-wide initiative to aid people experiencing homelessness, and will see all proceeds go to Anishnawbe Health Toronto.

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The annual event collects more than 400 bowls donated by potters, potter’s guilds, and students, then lets attendees pick one to fill with a choice of steaming hot soups ladled out by eminent Ontario chefs.

At the end of the event, guests get to take home their handcrafted bowl as a souvenir.

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To get the first pick of the bowls, tickets can be picked up starting at 11 am on the day of the event in the Gardiner Museum’s lobby. Once doors open at 5 pm, entrance will be granted as numbers are called sequentially.

Empty Bowls

When: October 24, 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Tickets: Available online for $55