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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada (China Town)
Phone Number: 416-979-6648
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Ranked #5 of 611 things to do in Toronto
Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The eighth-largest art museum in North America presents an...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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san francisco, ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Saw the Basquiat exhibit..wonderful Thomson collection..classics, contemporary exhibits. Took the guided tour..make sure you visit the model ship exhibit..not my type of "art", but the prisoners- of -war made ships are worth a view!!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Anyone that enjoys art will like visiting the AGO and learning about the artists. They have special exhibitions and events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Superbly presented Lodz ghetto exhibition. Some strong individual pieces. Great comic section including Maus. Helpful guides. If you like art of many different types spend a day there.

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Toronto Canada
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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We've renewed our membership after far too long away. We went on Family Day (okay, it was busy and full of kids that day!). But the way it are organized was efficient and manageable, even on that busiest of days. It had a fun energy, too. We enjoyed the exhibits that we saw and decided we really should be spending... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

No matter what the AGO is featuring it will be fantastic and excellent. Buy a family membership if you are more than one. Great value and you can go anytime. We use it as a place just to find karma in our busy lives.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Loved the Basquiat exhibit. If you're feeling up to it, climb the spiral stairs all the way up to the very top. The view can be incredible (if it's not a gloomy day) and there are usually some very unique modern art pieces up there.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

visiting the AGO for a day is hard. Take in a gallery or two one day, and another gallery on another day. Spend time in the special presentations and be prepared to be amazed. We have been members of the AGO forvever it seems, and we never tire of it. It is always fresh and we love coming back.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The AGO is not just a trove of art treasures, but since it's renovation and redesign by Frank Gehry, it has become an architectural centrepiece for the city. The AGO mounts spectacular major art exhibits, the current one being Basquiat and his art, and the information provided alongside the exhibit is full of interesting facts and information. Their collection of... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is where I come to relax and surround myself with the incredible work that continue to amaze me every time I visit. Every visit reinforces the beauty of life and creativity. The latest, Basquiat, was an eye-opener.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The AGO has consistently mounted major art exhibitions. From Diego Rivera & Frieda Kalo whose work is of world wide significance to Alex Colville, who was a decidedly a second rate artist, compared to other practitioners of photorealism painting but worth seeing. If you are interested in art there is no better institution in Toronto or possibly Canada. If you... More 

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