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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
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+1 416-979-6648
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Tue 10:00 - 17:30
Wed 10:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The eighth-largest art museum in North America presents an awe-inspiring...

The eighth-largest art museum in North America presents an awe-inspiring collection: more than 36,000 works representing 1,000 years of extraordinary art.

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Permanent Collection is a Wonderful Discovery

I visited on a Saturday afternoon, at first to view the Mystical Landscapes exhibit. With a couple of hours to fill before the assigned ticket hour I explored the many galleries... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited on a Saturday afternoon, at first to view the Mystical Landscapes exhibit. With a couple of hours to fill before the assigned ticket hour I explored the many galleries in the AGO. There were so many fine Canadian artists to appreciate and learn about. I lingered to take photos, to look up the artists' bios, to see if... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for the Mystical Landscapes exhibit because I wanted to be able to see Van Gogh's Starry Night on the Rhone. Came for Van Gogh and stayed for Monet! Beautiful beautiful works. I wish the actual Starry Night was there but it was humbling and beautiful to see the Rhone nonetheless. I'm not toooo big on art but I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely to visit just for the architecture alone. Just gorgeous. But we also saw a few wonderful art exhibits while there. They also had a wonderful shop and café. Highly recommend a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Mystical Landscapes exhibit should not be missed. On till end of January. Van gogh, Tom Thomson, Gaugin, Fred Varley. This is a great Canadian show that is travelling to Paris in a few months.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the grandkids for the Sunday family day outing. Kids had a blast. Very interactive programming. Also have attended with my partner on other occasions and enjoyed the exhibits and the entertainment. Great value for the dollar and very cultural.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have season tickets.we enjoy all the different exhibits wonderful place to relax and enjoy.All the staff are extremely pleasant and efficient Thank you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The most recent exhibit, Mystical Landscapes, is a wonderfully curated exhibit. We have been back twice to see it. It has proved so popular it was extended and we may go back a third time. But the rest of the permanent exhibits are also worth the trip. The collection spans the ages and is well organized. The gift shop and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My eyes felt like they were seeing for the first time! Not just each exhibit, but the space itself, was overwhelming, in the best way. The architecture is gorgeous - be sure to take the spiral stairs that overlook the park. I was bringing family, visiting from Europe, and they were so stunned at the curation of the rooms and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the hour tour (free, meets at the gallery entrance) --very helpful for backstory, understanding what the museum has and why. I had never heard of the Group of Seven and was astounded at the rooms of their paintings. Also fun is charting the taste and idiosyncrasies of the major benefactor, Lord Thompson (one miniature bust of the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first experience at the AGO and loved every minute - the time flew by - we really had no idea how much there was to see! Amazing pieces for any art lover, experienced or not. Looking to get out of the cold (or heat!) the selections are memorizing to see - we will be back

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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