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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

The eighth-largest art museum in North America presents an...

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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We took a complimentary tour that was excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. My only regret was that it wasn't longer. Loved the ship display and the contemporary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a complimentary tour that was excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. My only regret was that it wasn't longer. Loved the ship display and the contemporary art with the golf bag totem poles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came from Kelowna to see the Turner exhibition. I am glad I did. Lots of significant work with interesting notes; well displayed. We interrupted our viewing with lunch at Frank, the AGO's restaurant: good food and good service at decent prices. We did get lost a few times when we wanted to see selected other parts of the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love Canadian art and like to show it off to my guests from out of country. Great opportunity to get introduced to The Group of Seven

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attended the AGO as a family, me for the first time. I'm not a great art guy so I didn't have great expectations. I left thinking "okay, so now I've been to the AGO." They had a band playing on the afternoon we were there. They were situated in the large open space in the centre of the AGO.... More 

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Fonthill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wondering around Toronto and found this gem, it's well worth visiting just to see the architecture of the building, the art is a bonus. Wednesday evenings it was free admission, check before you go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Still one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Second only to the National Gallery in Ottawa for its collection of Canadian art. Currently, showing a huge exhibit on JMW Turner. Try and see the movie, "Mr. Turner," before going to the show. There are a few clips from the movie in several of the galleries, but you need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know much about art, but it didn't matter. I saw the Francis Bacon/Henry Moore exhibit there and it was fantastic. There are great exhibits such as the Canadien exhibit that are there year round. Everyone should check out the AGO, however, I would not bring children as it seems to be more of an adult place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As members of the gallery we go at least once a season to see a major exhibition. We just experienced the J.M.W. Turner exhibit 'Painting set free' which focuses on the later paintings of this English master. His use of light and his watercolors are beyond incredible. The exhibition is traveling from the Tate Britain. If you are close enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The AGO is a wonderful blend of old and new...for both the building and the art displayed in it. The new addition by Frank Gehry was amazing and somehow fits seamlessly with the old building. It offers paintings from European artists, Canadian artists, wonderful ivory carvings, huge model ships....the list goes on. There's a hidden little espresso bar up on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just a great place to visit when in Toronto. The gallery is one of the nicest I have visited for a while and they are so friendly too. Their gift shop is quite a find and sells the most beautiful items. A definite must for any traveller to Toronto.

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