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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Address: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-979-6648
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10:00 - 17:30
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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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Loved the arts

Went with my son who loves art we saw a whole bunch of famous artist. Very interesting visit, and had a wonderful time. Very close to the subway walking distance close to China... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Went with my son who loves art we saw a whole bunch of famous artist. Very interesting visit, and had a wonderful time. Very close to the subway walking distance close to China town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

I have visited the AGO too many times to count over the years but every time I return I am reminded how much I love art! The space is well kept and modern, admission is reasonable and it is in a great area of the city. From Rodin to Warhol the AGO is THE premier gallery in Canada!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Was able to stop in and see the Turner exhibit with my son and his girlfriend. Amazing show with art on loan from Londons Tate gallery. Love the Venice pictures interesting way the paint has been put on canvas cracked up close but amazing from a distance. A real pleasure to see the exhibit and to see the two lone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We are members of the AGO so attend regularly. My favourite sections change depending on the featured exhibits, the weather and my mood. A fantastic collection of Krieghoff paintings, an adequate collection of Group of Seven and an amazing collection of medieval art and religious relics. The fascination the people of the middle ages had with death was incredible. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I am a member of the AGO and if you're not you should be. I can't explain it but I get lost in all the art and special exhibitions that all the worries I may have in the world just disappear for a few hours. Thank you AGO!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

On a recent visit to Toronto, we went to the John Turner exhibit at the AGO. This was a really great experience. It was very well done. We also saw the McMichael Group of Seven collection which was well worth the visit on its own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I love the AGO and we have a higher level membership so that we can take our grandchildren and out of town guests whenever they visit. Almost anyone can find something at the AGO that will inspire and transport their thinking to a higher realm. There are exciting special exhibitions on a level with other major international cities. I think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We had a great time at the AGO. the exhibits were great and they had lots to see. A very nice Gallery indeed but one of our favorite parts was the food upstairs and then high tea at the Grange behind the AGO. I would recommend this as a first time visit attraction for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great gallery to exhibit beautiful pieces of art. If you are an art lover, you need to come here! I'd recommend this as a day date experience. :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I had not been to the Art Gallery for years, but this exhibit was of interest. The Gallery had been renovated since my last visit and was very modern and beautiful. The Taylor water colours were the attraction and I was not disappointed. Some of the notices under the pictures pointed out things in the paintings that try as I... More 

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