The Gardiner Museum designed by KPMB Architects is the only ceramic museum in Canada. Located in downtown Toronto, the Gardiner Museum is part of the city's push towards a cultural renaissance; the museum is only a short walk from both the prestigious Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Conservatory of Music.
The design of the Gardiner Museum by KPMB Architects drew upon the initial structure. The materials chosen and the new look of the facade creates a more harmonious relationship between the museum and the other buildings in the neighborhood. By thinking about how the Gardiner Museum would fit within its neighborhood, KPMB ultimately was positioning the institution as a key component to Toronto's new cultural identity.