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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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Likes include: multiple levels. Don't make the mistake of missing the ship collection on the bottom floor of the museum! This was my favorite part of the place- very intricate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Likes include: multiple levels. Don't make the mistake of missing the ship collection on the bottom floor of the museum! This was my favorite part of the place- very intricate work! If you like a lot of foliage/ nature pictures you will like the museum. The staff is very nice and easy to ask questions. The museum shop is really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoy coming to the AGO because the art exhibits are wonderful and because we can relax and have a good meal-all under one roof. Last year after the Alex Coville exhibit we went to Franks for lunch which was superb but must admit a little on the pricy side. Last year after our visit we bought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

During our visit to Toronto I found that The AGO is free on Wednesday's after 6pm! My husband and I visited during this time and both of us found the visit really interesting and varied. I particually enjoyed 'The Thomson Collection of Canadian Paintings and First Nations Objects' and my husband was happy to see the work of Henry Moore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Emily Carr is being featured at the AGO this month. Not everybody appreciates the Group of 7 and Canadian art, but there's something for everyone. The model boats in the basement and the kids' area are good attractions for families, and the new redesigned wing by Toronto-born Frank Gehry has a comfortable glass-enclosed cafe/ lounge and gift shop with excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I think the Frank Gehry additions and alterations have really revitalized this venerable institution and the AGO really work to showcase that this collection is not just a collection of Old Masters but spans the ages up to and including the current day. Not to be missed are the wonderful collection of studies of Henry Moore sculpture, donated by the... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Want to see what $100,000,000 will buy? Go to the AGO and you will see a painting by Ruebens, that cost Ken Thompson just that. Works by The Group of Seven, as well as photo exhibition depicting life in the Lodz Getto during the Nazi Occupation of Poland. If your an art lover way too much beauty to describe here.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Love this gallery so much but their current Carr exhibit is outstanding. We joined as out of city members - 2 seniors for $80 - and you can include children to visit with you. Only wish Vancouver could learn

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The new Gehry addition is great, but apart from that I don't know how the AGO made it to the Number 5 position in 2014 for Things to Do in Toronto. The art collection is nothing great and I think other museums have better collections. Also it isn't the best curated museum either. They host different events which draws in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I loved this museum. There was so much to see. The only downside was the amount of people. We went on a Saturday and it seemed very crowded. Other than that, I would love to go again. Allot yourself a few hours because there is a lot to see!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am not one for Art Gallery's, but there is an amazing collection of model boats. Free on Wednesday afternoons

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