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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 #6 of 313 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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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic gallery amazing stuff to see my favourite was Picasso tons of stuff to see for adults and kids :) Just go there and you will be amazed

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Good collection but entry too expensive! I liked the the Group of Seven paintings and the Henry Moore collection is huge.

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We took the one hour highlights tour with a wonderful guide, who I think was called Susan. She really brought the pieces we saw to life, and we really enjoyed her commentary.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

By way of context, I am a huge fan of the museums, art galleries and architecture of urban areas, and consider them reliable indicators of the cultural and aesthetic sensibilities of a city's personality. I must admit to being seriously disappointed by my several visits over a period of time to the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) in Toronto. Repeatedly... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We attended a wedding in the gallery after hours. The architecture is quite striking. There seems to be a large collection of Canadian and First Nations art. We would visit again during regular hours if we are ever in Toronto again.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Designed by Frank Gehry - what else can I say? Its fabulous. We spent most of the day there, had lunch in the cafe and coffee in the Italian expresso bar.

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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you only want to go to one gallery in Toronto this would be the one to go to - nice collection, very pretty building.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The AGO is a wonderful museum, whether you're visiting Toronto for the weekend or call the city your home. My partner gifted me an annual membership (great deals for students - grad students, too) and over the past year we've made several visits, especially when a new special exhibition arrives. These exhibitions are world-class - my favourite over the past... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A rare opportunity to see First Nation art. Very interesting. It's a large museum and there are many things to explore but ---as a New Yorker with access to many museums, the First Nation art is what sets this apart.

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calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The two adults enjoyed it. The two teenagers did not. We made an average of three out of five for the rating. Kids were bored. Adults were impressed. The Chester Brown mini exhibit was my favourite.

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