George R. Gardiner was a successful Toronto entrepreneur during the 20th century. Among his ventures was a munitions plant, a discount brokerage firm, oil and gas plus fastfood restaurants. His avocation was ceramics. In 1984, he founded a museum in his name dedicated to ceramic art and porcelain. The permanent collection of over 4,000 pieces is displayed within 14,000 square feet. The museum also has rotating exhibitions. This untitled bust by artist Jun Kaneko stands at the entrance to entice you inside.