We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

Travellers' Choice award winner
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-979-6648
Website
Today
10:30 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 60.58*
and up
Downtown Toronto Bike Tour
More Info
US$ 95.75*
and up
Toronto Downtown Private Walking Tour
More Info
US$ 28.34*
and up
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,081 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1683
    Excellent
  • 762
    Very good
  • 178
    Average
  • 52
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Excellent exhibitions on show

Definitely worth seeing is the Francis Alys exhibition of a Story of Negotiation which is on until 2nd April as it shows through the medium of film (the videos are all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
fido0
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

3,081 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,698: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth seeing is the Francis Alys exhibition of a Story of Negotiation which is on until 2nd April as it shows through the medium of film (the videos are all fascinating) and pictures very thought provoking social issues from the war in Afghanistan to border politics. (Check out the tornado video & film reel). The ships models in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank fido0
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy going to the AGO. The exhibit was would class and I always enjoy viewing the Group of Seven. There is also a lovely café and restaurant to enjoy.

Helpful?
Thank Donna M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always enjoyed visits to the Toronto AGO. My father and I decided to spend an the afternoon at the gallery... tourists in our hometown. I frequent the gallery (I studied art history) and have always managed to 'visit' with some favourite works. After viewing the extensive Canadiana wing with the Group of Seven and Kreighoff's I looked for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan M
East Aurora
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely art museum. Interesting exhibits and beautiful works. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit and enjoy viewing many of the oil paintings. Also, a sun-filled cafe to enjoy a gelato or expresso.

Helpful?
Thank booklady4
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The AGO is a really wonderful gallery to visit while you're in Toronto. The building itself is a work of art! If you have the time to visit on a Wednesday, the admission is free between 6pm-9pm!

Helpful?
Thank TravelnPictures
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on a Wednesday night during the free admission from 6:00-9:00pm. We only paid $6 for parking right down the street, so it was a perfecty cheap night. We left our coats and camera in the car because we had read we would be forced to check the coats, but after a freezing walk, and once we were in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Krysten G
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
640 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Art Gallery Of Ontario is a great art gallery and fun place. They had a huge cardboard maze for children as we went there during spring break time. The gallery is very big and they have lots of interesting exhibition. We saw the Francis Aly exhibition that focus on refugees and social issues. They also have a good gift store... More 

Helpful?
Thank gzau
Markham, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the chance of free admissions on Wednesdays 6-9pm to bring my pre-teens to have a feel of appreciating arts. The collections are awesome and even the gift store has unique products.

Helpful?
Thank NutritionistJenLai
Osaka, Japan
Level Contributor
71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has an enormous collection of Canadian art that is supplemented with visiting attractions. The building itself is something to see. It has been renovated several times and the additions are also works of art. They have a lot of fine sculpture, including small figurines. Consider the admission fee your contribution to preserving Canada's artistic heritage.

Helpful?
Thank ElDude9
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It a definitely place to see in Toronto but it is not comparable to USA museums of art such as New York, Chicago. There are small representations of classics, some impressionists, Canadian painters and someone tasteless collection of modern art.

Helpful?
Thank Bob M

Travellers who viewed The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario also viewed

 

Been to The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood