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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada (China Town)
416-979-6648
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Ranked #4 of 251 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The eighth-largest art museum in North America presents an...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The Alex Colville exhibit was outstanding. It was a good experience seeing the Art Gallery of Ontario

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I didn't like it. I'm glad I went a Wednesday evening and the entrance is free, would never pay to visit it.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Gehry addition is worth seeing. Very comfortable museum with great exhibits. We ran short on time and could have used a full day to explore this museum. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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TORONTO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We renewed our AGO membership recently, taking the option to have the kind that allows you to bring guests at no extra charge. We then went to see the spectacular exhibition of the paintings by the late Alex Colville. The AGO has done a great job of displaying the many on view, the largest Colville exhibition ever assembled. This show... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The permanent exhibit is really worth a visit. There are many different great collections from Canadian artists and other renown artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Made another trip to the AGO for our annual culture adventure in Toronto. This time saw the special exhibit on Michelangelo's sketches and a great exhibit on Alex Colville, a contemporary Canadian artist. Their exhibits are well laid out and include lots of additional information that puts the artists into context with history, geography, and other artists of their time.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit. Very extensive and informative. We were there first thing on a Sunday morning and the crowds were not too bad.

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Scotland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

So much to see. The Thompson collection is magnificent. If you love art, or just appreciate beautiful art. This is worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

First time, loved the Canadian/Thompson show. Good but $$ coffee in the upstairs lounge. Great gift shop

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

AGO is a Toronto staple even if you know nothing about art or even if you don't really make it a habit of visiting art galleries. It's a great place to spend your whole day. The gallery has great food and places to just chill with a date or with your kids. It's worth every cent of the admission fee... More 

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