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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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This is a great space in which to grapple with post modern arts. The structure of the building itself provides a pristine setting for some very creative and talented artists to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great space in which to grapple with post modern arts. The structure of the building itself provides a pristine setting for some very creative and talented artists to share their perspectives on the world. The architecture as well was breath taking. Thank you to my local host for giving me the option.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to The AGO. The building itself is pretty impressive. I was fascinated by the Moore sculptures and some of the contemporary paintings. The exhibit on Emily Carr is also very interesting. I guess we just thought, for the price, there would be more to see. But it's definitely worth a walkthrough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I last visited the AGO back in my college-university days in the 80's and there has been a wonderful improvement. After having recently visited the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, I was favorably impressed in how the AGO displayed the art. The lightning was much better and the art was more readily emjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A really nice place, there is a free general admission on wednesdays. Also the souvenir and book part is really nice....

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just one thing - gallery of Italian art in AGO - pillars??? Italian art is one of the richest in the world, Italian diaspora is one of the largest in Canada. So why just a hallways with pillars shamefully represent this?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We saw a number of works depicting the Americas in the featured exhibit which were a real mixed bag of interesting styles and interpretations. The Moore exhibit is jaw-dropping in its scale. The exhibition of Canadian artists is also well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Marvelous afternoon. The Henry Moore Sculpture Garden took my breath away. Try to catch a docent tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

In the interests of full disclosure, I have been a member of the AGO for many years. However, there are good reasons why I choose to continually renew and donate additional funds to the AGO, The gallery is situated in downtown Toronto only steps from the subway. It has a large collection of art given over the years by its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Go there but do not expect any coherence. It is a bit unorderly to our taste. You can go on a friday for free after 18.00. I enjoyed the one Miro and Picasso. Strangest thing: the Van Gogh doll in the AGO shop with an ear that comes off...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I enjoyed the Canadian art and the fantastic architecture, particularly the Italian gallery. The shop has lovely gifts

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Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
Phone Number: 416-979-6648
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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