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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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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Must visit if you like art

My husband and I love art and always visit art museums around the world. AGO is a very nice museum with some good works by French impressionists. Rooms of the museum are specious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love art and always visit art museums around the world. AGO is a very nice museum with some good works by French impressionists. Rooms of the museum are specious, well lit and air conditioned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had a guided tour by a very knowledgable & personable volunteer which helped us cover a lot in 1 hour. Learned about some Canadian artists that I had not heard about before. Loved Emily Carr & Tom Thompson's work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I love the AGO, it has a bit of for everyone fave arts for children to adults. I enjoyed all of the exhibits, especially Canadian artist.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Emily Carr is an excellent Canadian artist, who is finally getting wider exposure. The current exhibition is charming, offering a good selection of her works from the 1910-12 period and the 1930's until her death. The show runs until August 9, 2015, and was originally displayed at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in England. I was delighted to see so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After several hours, I had barely scratched the surface of this place. The permanent collection easily ranks with the Museum of fine arts in Boston, where I live, and the temporary exhibition we saw – photographs of the Lodz ghetto, from where Jews were sent to Auschwitz in other places during World War II – was gut wrenching and outstandingly... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had been always amused by the architecture of this building. Their collections are amazing and surprisingly, new items were added quite frequently. People say you must see this gallery if visiting toronto. Yes you should. The beauty of arts!!!

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

really helpful staff and a good plan of the gallery to use. Access easy, which is good as a wheelchair user.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There are 2 pm tours each day that highlight a difference part of the gallery. We really enjoy these tours and learn something new each time. The tour guides are excellent and very engaging and best of all the tours are free. We now have out favourite pieces that we visit each time. There is a relaxing park behind the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I go to the AGO about once a month, and always enjoy my time there. I find it a place of solace and inspiration, and always make sure to spend time in the Galleria Italia. Going to the AGO is one of my favourite outings with my little grandchildren. It's well set up with places for children to create their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Huge collection of Canadian art. Marvelous special exhibitions. Henry Moore sculptures. Extensive shop. Very good main restaurant, plus cafes. Walk down the second floor front gallery and feel the wonder of the architecture, stop for a cappuccino, then resume your stroll through the exhibits.

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