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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: 416-979-6648
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.
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Great gallery, disappointing cafe

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Loved the fantastic collection of paintings by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. So good to see the extensive Henry Moore collection, one of my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Loved the fantastic collection of paintings by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. So good to see the extensive Henry Moore collection, one of my favourite British sculptors. I've already seen the Emily Carr exhibition at Dulwich Art Gallery in London. Go to see it when it comes to AGO. It's worth it. Also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Coincidentally been at AGO while Jean-Michael Basquiat was on display. Besides the impressive collection of paintings in general, the architecture and interior design of the museum itself is worth a visit

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Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

By far the most enlightening visit you can pay to in Toronto is the Art Gallery. Not only will you find wonderful collections of artists, both local and worldwide, but if you join any of the free tours offered at specific hours daily, you'll be amazed at the amount of very interesting information provided, including the building architecture, the artists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I love paintings from the 1900, 19th century impressionism. They have a collection, it is not extensive but I loved being there. There were a couple of Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall paintings that I was drawn to. The AGO is easy to get to and centrally located. If you like ships, there is a huge collections of ship models... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting some of the temporary expositions (Alex Colville was super!) other not worthy (Michelangelo). In general the museum is cool and it worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting art gallery. Mix of different styles in a beautiful building. Try to avoid March break.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The AGO is a great go to place on Wednesday nights when admission is free after 6:00 pm and you will want to see featured exhibitions that do have an admission fee. Membership has advantages if you live in Toronto. and may be reciprocal with galleries in other cities if you are a member elsewhere. I have visited galleries in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The architecture and interior design of AGO is worth the trip alone! Here is an opportunity to check out Canadian sculptors such as Henry Moore, paintings by the famous Group of 7 and Paul Peel, and special exhibits are always worthwhile, well-researched and presented. You can visit nearby Chinatown or head north to the Baldwin Street village and have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I recently visited the AGO with my wife & was drawn in, by the banners outside featuring testimonials by Madonna and Andy Warhol, to see the Basquait exhibit along with the regular exhibits. As much as I can appreciate his struggle and the terrible circumstances that inspired his art, I can't say that I enjoyed his art at all. Muddy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

brilliant exhibit - this is one of the best exhibits I have been to. He was an artist who had a lot to say and all of his work was so detailed.

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