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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
10:30 - 17:30
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Tue 10:30 - 17:00
Wed 10:30 - 21:00
Thu 10:30 - 17:00
Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of...

With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the largest and most distinguished art museums in North America. An international landmark, the AGO is also one of Canada’s most innovative cultural destinations. Highlights of the Gallery’s world-class collection include iconic Canadian and Inuit works, along with European and contemporary art – all on view in a spectacular building transformed by renowned Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry.

After spending time with the AGO’s vast collection, be sure to enjoy a meal or glass of wine at the Gallery’s award-winning restaurant FRANK. Visit shopAGO for a unique collection of artful gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and beautiful art books.

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We found the staff at the entrance rather rude, Which surprised us since the people in Toronto (Canada in general) are very nice. We were disappointed that the Georgia o Keefe... read more

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We found the staff at the entrance rather rude, Which surprised us since the people in Toronto (Canada in general) are very nice. We were disappointed that the Georgia o Keefe exhibit was only open to museum members today for an early preview before opening to the public. Still a great deal of amazing art there.

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We spent about 2 1/2 hours taking in the paintings, photographs, interactive magazine stories and documentary (narrated by Gene Hackman) of her 98 years. It was very interesting and informative.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss the AGO!Highly recommended, great collection of paintings and sculptures.Modern and classic art, from Picasso to canadian artists and a touch of renaissance...art lovers will absolutely love it!even a Rodin "thinker" on display!One of the best museums of contemporary art I have ever visited.

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I really enjoy the AGO's special exhibits and thought I'd go with a friend just to see what it is like when there isn't a special exhibit on. I was pleasantly surprised, and I won't hesitate to visit between special exhibits again. During my last visit, there were school groups (older students) following a tour guide, or doing self guided... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While visiting Toronto my teenagers wanted to stop here. We enjoyed the exhibits. I always wonder why museums (and zoos) make things so complicated to visit with regards to the flow of viewing exhibits.

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I was simply amazed with their amazing exhibits which gave me a deeper insight into N American art in the past centuries: from Thompson' collection depicting his humorous characters in frozen Canada - not simply some cowboy characters as portrayed in the movies of 1940's and 1950's but how people dealt with the realities of he North American life...... to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take your time wondering through the labyrinth of AGO's halls and corridors. You may accidentally stumble upon a painting or a sculpture you've seen so many times in photos or reproductions before, yet never expected to find and see 'in person' right here, in TO.

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If you have time to spend in Toronto the AGO is certainly worth visiting. If you had to pick between going here of the ROM, I would recommend visiting the AGO, I just found it most interesting and there was more to see here than in the ROM. Lovely gallery with a nice gift shop attached.

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Better than I expected! Lots of interesting art to see, both classical and contemporary. Love one of the exhibition that displays the Impresssionist and the classical art - both types on the wall facing each other. They came from the same era and you can see the difference!

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The AGO is always changing up their exhibits. It is my go-to place on a rainy day in Toronto and it never fails to impress.

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