Salon 21

“It’s a uniquely generous act of musical and social education—and a whole lot of fun!”

Sheila Wawanash (on Salon 21)


Join us at the Gardiner Museum as we explore and discover contemporary Canadian and international composers and performers, along with special guests from the literary and visual art communities, in an informal and welcoming atmosphere.

As with the French Salons of the 18th and 19th centuries, Salon 21 aims to provide a public forum for the exploration and enjoyment of Canadian culture. Join us, enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful café at the Gardiner Museum, meet new friends, and participate in this unique gathering.

6:30 pm - Doors Open
7:00 pm - Gardiner Museum Gallery Prelude
7:30 pm - Music Presentation begins and lasts approximately one hour
8:30 pm - Event Concludes

Registration is free, but you are required to register in advance to obtain tickets. Registration begins one month prior to each event. Please visit our current season of Salon 21 programming for schedules and registration.

Salon 21 is made possible by a generous partnership with the Gardiner Museum. 


Salon 21 in the Libraries

In partnership with Toronto Public Libraries, we are pleased to offer three additional Salon 21 events this year at the Fairview, Palmerston, and Malvern Libraries. Free admission and seating is first come, first served. There are no tickets available for these events.

The Four Seasons Remixed
Fairview Library - April 30, 7-8 pm

The Pulse of Latin Percussion
Palmerston Library - May 5, 7-8 pm

Malvern Library - June 3, 7-8 pm

Salon 21


Join us for Salon 21: Terry Riley at 80, on June 12, to celebrate the 80th birthday of pioneering minimalist composer Terry Riley in a big way.