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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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Art with Heart

The AGO is a great go to place on Wednesday nights when admission is free after 6:00 pm and you will want to see featured exhibitions that do have an admission fee. Membership has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The AGO is a great go to place on Wednesday nights when admission is free after 6:00 pm and you will want to see featured exhibitions that do have an admission fee. Membership has advantages if you live in Toronto. and may be reciprocal with galleries in other cities if you are a member elsewhere. I have visited galleries in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The architecture and interior design of AGO is worth the trip alone! Here is an opportunity to check out Canadian sculptors such as Henry Moore, paintings by the famous Group of 7 and Paul Peel, and special exhibits are always worthwhile, well-researched and presented. You can visit nearby Chinatown or head north to the Baldwin Street village and have a... More 

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Comox, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the AGO with my wife & was drawn in, by the banners outside featuring testimonials by Madonna and Andy Warhol, to see the Basquait exhibit along with the regular exhibits. As much as I can appreciate his struggle and the terrible circumstances that inspired his art, I can't say that I enjoyed his art at all. Muddy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

brilliant exhibit - this is one of the best exhibits I have been to. He was an artist who had a lot to say and all of his work was so detailed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Art Gallery of Ontario is a long-standing institution that houses one of the largest collections of art in Canada. The building was renovated in the past few years by Frank Gerhy who has designed very unique building around the world. The permanent collection includes European, modern, Group of Seven, Paul Kane, Emily Carr and extensive first nations sculpture and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Some friends took us to AGO when we were visiting Toronto. We ate lunch and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in the Gallery. The exhibits were very interesting and the architecture of the building is unique.

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Every visit to the AGO is a good one. The special exhibit on the extraordinary artist Basquiat was fascinating. Well worth the visit. Lunch in the members' lounge was a plus as usual.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

AGO is a great place for people that appreciate art. They have a great collection from canadian artists. Every few months they have an exposition of works from famous international artists. A great place for a sunday morning for a family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I really like the programming at the AGO. From last fall's Bowie show to the current Douglas Copeland exhibit, the galleries are bursting with art that makes you think and tingles your emotions. I also love the "new" addition - architecture as art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Even though we aren't even Toronto residents (or even Canadians for that matter), we belong to AGO because it is wonderful: outstanding exhibitions, gorgeous and welcoming spaces, cutting edge approach. Go!

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