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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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AGO was a good value for the money.

We enjoyed the AGO although as is typical with most Art Galleries it became overwhelming after a while. Rooms were well laid out and explanations clear and available. They seem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Caledon, Canada
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Caledon, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the AGO although as is typical with most Art Galleries it became overwhelming after a while. Rooms were well laid out and explanations clear and available. They seem to have considered their visitor's needs well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the AGO today. We are from Ottawa and have visited many world class galleries around the world. The AGO has an impressive collection but tries to cram many pieces into a limited space with little or no description. In particular, in the Canadian art section, one room was unbelievably loaded with art in every empty spot on every... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The AGO was renovated approximately 8 years ago and it is an architectural wonder! I went on a free Wednesday night so it was quite crowded but still pleasant. My favorite section of the museum was the group of seven especially Elizabeth Carrs paintings of the Canadian forests as well as the architecture of galleria Italian! Well worth the visit!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The AGO offers excellent world class shows. The permanent collections are some of the best in Canada. Currently showing is Emily Carr. This should not be missed --whether or not you are a tourist from another country or visiting from out of town..the show is outstanding and depicts an part of Canadian history and heritage.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was only in Toronto for one day and wanted to check out this museum in the little time I had. Luckily for me, they had a Basquiat exhibition running at the time. The admission was priced at around same as contemporary art museums of its caliber, 25 CAD, which included the Basquiat exhibit, 19 CAD general. The museum has... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I enjoy the AGO and its existing art collections. It has special run exhibits which is usually what piques my curiosity. Its app is not as good as the ROM's, but I love the collections.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There's always something new on display and great selection of Canadian art pieces. The building itself is a piece of art. Do not eat at the Frank restaurant, the food tasted stale, and I felt it was overpriced for the poor quality. Another minus is that you have to check your bag and cannot take pictures. As well, I find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely mix of modern and classic art. Paintings, sculptures, etc. fantastic ambiance. Great part of the city. Wonderful architecture and staircases. Amazing bookstore!!!

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

there are a lot of things to see, but my focus was on Art as +Therapy and as the organisers proposed: it was a excellent opportunity to learn more about myself!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Likes include: multiple levels. Don't make the mistake of missing the ship collection on the bottom floor of the museum! This was my favorite part of the place- very intricate work! If you like a lot of foliage/ nature pictures you will like the museum. The staff is very nice and easy to ask questions. The museum shop is really... More 

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