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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 #7 of 296 attractions in Toronto
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Ontario) The Art Gallery of Ontario reopened in November 2008 following an extensive renovation by architect Frank... more »
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notanoldbiddy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great way to spend a day. Excellent Canadian collection. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, Alex Colville, First Nations, Inuit, Emily Carr, Michael Hayden. In addition there are paintings and sculptures by Picasso and Henry Moore. Sit on a bench in the middle of a room surrounded by old masters. Quiet, serene and breathtaking. The building is spectacular... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

the neighborhood of young talent and a lot to share with one another and learn. Change overs, something to visit again and again.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dramatic building, interesting collection. Canadian art, international art, sculpture(Henry Moore and more...) Lunch at Frank is art on a plate too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

While some might quibble with this, Toronto has two major museums. One is devoted more to natural and ancient history, the other is the AGO, which is devoted to art. The AGO has a wealth of art from all over the world. Here you will find paintings, sketches, photography and sculpture from famous Canadians, as well as others. It is... More

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Mississauga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Welcome to the AGO, home of a huge Henry Moore collection - with even a beautiful sculpture outside! The refurbished Art Gallery is sure to impress, both architecturally speaking, and the collection within the walls! The amazing Thomson Collection of Canadian artwork is unparalleled. Travelling exhibits are always top-notch and worth the extra cost. Modern installations on the 5th floor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lots of interesting things to see here! Ship models, sculptures, and the building itself has unique architectural elements. Was there for a free tour and it all in all took roughly 1 hour

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What an excellent collection. I was blown away. The most Moore sculptures I have ever seen in one place. Great examples of group of seven Canadian artists. Well worth the $20 admission.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What an entertaining aftern0on in this gallery some beautiful exhibits and as the title suggest some bewildering modern "art". I must admit that it is a taste that I have not acquired. It didn't take away anything from the magnificence of the other subjects.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Took the 8 & 10 year olds to the AGO today. Terrific museum with a really interesting collection. Thankfully it's not all brooding European oldies and tempura Madonnas (which I love!). Interesting contemporary art, which strangely is often more engaging for my kids than European masters. Could have wandered for hours in the Canadian section; the boat model exhibit is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My college-aged daughter & I visited AGO in March. It was our first visit to AGO. We opted for the one-hour docent tour and it was excellent. During this brief tour we had an overview of the museum, its history and many of its collections. Afterward we were free to wander the exhibits. The collections are eclectic; a large model... More

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