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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Ate at Frank when it first opened and said I would not go back. I was convinced to go back and loved it. Much improved from last experience.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Although I find the layout a little disorienting, the AGO is a remarkable place. We were there during the Henry Moore/Francis Bacon exhibit and it was incredible. Fascinating and educational. The collections of other artists is very impressive as well. If you can get there while the Moore/Bacon exhibit is on (until July 20/14) I highly recommend it. Didn't have... More

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great place to learn and appeciate Canadian Art--just a beautiful exhibit. We also really enjoyed the unique architecture of the building and its spiral stare cases. I did not like the photography exhibit, but it may just be me and my bias for non-posed photography.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A great way to spend a day. Excellent Canadian collection. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, Alex Colville, First Nations, Inuit, Emily Carr, Michael Hayden. In addition there are paintings and sculptures by Picasso and Henry Moore. Sit on a bench in the middle of a room surrounded by old masters. Quiet, serene and breathtaking. The building is spectacular... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

the neighborhood of young talent and a lot to share with one another and learn. Change overs, something to visit again and again.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Dramatic building, interesting collection. Canadian art, international art, sculpture(Henry Moore and more...) Lunch at Frank is art on a plate too!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

While some might quibble with this, Toronto has two major museums. One is devoted more to natural and ancient history, the other is the AGO, which is devoted to art. The AGO has a wealth of art from all over the world. Here you will find paintings, sketches, photography and sculpture from famous Canadians, as well as others. It is... More

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Mississauga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Welcome to the AGO, home of a huge Henry Moore collection - with even a beautiful sculpture outside! The refurbished Art Gallery is sure to impress, both architecturally speaking, and the collection within the walls! The amazing Thomson Collection of Canadian artwork is unparalleled. Travelling exhibits are always top-notch and worth the extra cost. Modern installations on the 5th floor... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lots of interesting things to see here! Ship models, sculptures, and the building itself has unique architectural elements. Was there for a free tour and it all in all took roughly 1 hour

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What an excellent collection. I was blown away. The most Moore sculptures I have ever seen in one place. Great examples of group of seven Canadian artists. Well worth the $20 admission.

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