Empty Bowls, now in its 25th year at the Gardiner, is a North American-wide project to aid the homeless. All of the proceeds go to Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a culture-based native centre committed to changing lives through traditional healing practices. Anishnawbe’s work with the homeless has evolved from early directions of crisis intervention, to their current efforts working with those who seek to escape homelessness.
More than 400 bowls are donated by potters, potter’s guilds, and students, and delicious soups are prepared and ladled out by some of Ontario’s most eminent chefs.
Patrons line up in order to be first in line to choose their bowl, and have it filled with their choice of delicious soups. At the end of the event, take home your bowl to enjoy, knowing that all the money collected goes directly to Anishnawbe Health Toronto. Last year, we raised $15,000.
Please note: Beginning at 11 am on Thursday October 12, numbered tickets can be picked up in the lobby. The tickets will be numbered based on when you pick them up, not by purchase date. Numbered tickets will not be given out prior to 11 am and will not be reserved.
Once ticket holders arrive for the event, they will be asked to wait outside. Beginning at 5 pm, the numbers will be called sequentially in small groups. Ticket holders will then be able to choose their bowls and proceed to the Terrace Room in a staggered fashion.
Thursday, October 12
111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7