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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 #5 of 311 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Decided to go to AGO and really glad we did, went through the Francis Bacon & Henry Moore joint exhibition and also Henry Moore's own, both were incredible. Then onto the fixed exhibitions and galleries, again really good with some interesting paintings and sculptures. The building is quite unique with a centre staircase and large open space. If in Toronto... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I love museums, and this one did not disappoint. The student admission price is very fair, and the special exhibition (Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, when I went) was very intriguing. My favorite part was how much new and contemporary art was on display. The entire top two floors were reserved just for that! They seemed to really appreciate what... More

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Aventura, Florida, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I've been to Toronto before but somehow missed this lovely museum. This place is huge! Four levels that seem to go on and on! We started at the top in the contemporary art area and worked our way down. Don't know if this is a temporary exhibit or not, but one of the curators of the museum chose 4 or... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Wanted to go here since it was designed by Frank Gehry. Beautiful building with nice collection of European Art and some interesting temporary exhibits. Plan to spend a few hours walking through this tranquil gallery.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The gallery has an amazing collection of art and the building itself is a wonderful tranquil space. For me, what made it really special, and personal, was the free guided tour. I had not heard of the Group of Seven and knew little of the first nations people ( it was a first trip to Canada) At our request, the... More

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Gatineau, Quebec
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There is a really good collection here, especially Canadian artists, but European artists are also well represented as well as contemporary artists. It is in an easily accessible area if the city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

With such a broad spectrum of art, from ancient to modern, we could only scratch the surface in a few hours' visit. The Canadian art, including the Group of Seven, was the most interesting and enlightening for this American visitor.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Go check out it, it's free on Wednesdays after 6 pm! Fabulous collection! if you love the Group of Seven, you won't be disappointed!

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Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For lovers of Canadian Art, the Canadian Wing of the AGO is a must. The Group of Seven Collection is outstanding and a must see.

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Gainesville, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a huge gallery. We went for the Francis Bacon exhibit (which I personally could have skipped and been just fine), but the rest of the museum is enough even without the added special feature. There is a huge range of work. From Warhol to Picasso to Rodin, there is literally something for everyone. We wandered for hours and... More

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