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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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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The callers is very spread out and some of the walls are too full of paintings that you loose concept of the paintings however there are areas to sit and contemplate some of the paintings. How're ever it is still a great place to visit

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing place to go, so much to see. Dinosaurs for the kids is a definite must see. When they bring out new exhibits they really do them up well. The top floors don't change much and you can go through them quicker.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Attended First Thursday Night highlighting the new Alex Colville exhibit. The collection on display is remarkable, as it covers the span of the artist's life and includes many pieces borrowed from private collections, thus otherwise never seen by the public. Also on display are several pieces from "the vault", artwork from the permanent collection not often displayed. Quite wonderful to... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I always go to the AGO when I'm in Toronto! It's my favourite place and it never disappoints. The exhibits change frequently enough that there is always something new to see when I go. My only complaint would be the hours (closed on Mondays). I would have gone a few more times when in the province/city had it been open... More

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Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Bravo to the AGO for presenting our favourite Canadian artist in a user-friendly light. The exhibit was set according to category not year of his works; I was educated on the war years, appreciated the familiar Colville take on animals, for example. I had my photo taken in front of the Mount Allison University mural of athletics that all star... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been a member of this great art institution since about 2005 and has seen the wonderful transformation of this place for almost 10 years. Some of the most memorable exhibits I have seen are Massive Change, Frida & Diego, David Bowie, Picasso and most recently Alex Colville. I like that this gallery tries different types of Art exhibitions... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The AGO needs to review their customer service and their policies in security placement and implementation. Security guards exercise authority and rightly so because of the valuable artifacts in this gallery but they can communicate their power-tripping better. Instead they have turned me away as a paying MEMBER! People taking your money at membership don't know coat check policies! How... More

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Maberly, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had a lovely day viewing the special exhibit of Alex Colville. Very extensive collection on display for the next few months. Also visited the Group of Seven and Inuit art before my feet gave out. There is plenty to do and to see at the AGO. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable - very helpful in finding your way around this... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went for the Bowie exhibit on my last visit, but I've been to the AGO manys times. The don't miss sections are Henry Moore, the impressionists and the huge model ship display on the lower level. The architecture (Frank Gerry) and latest reno is amazing -- featuring a super-modern looking glass/mirror exterior and overhang outside to a gigantic wooden, winding... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The AGO is really lovely! Being an actual member I enjoy coming here to walk around and look at the paintings. Love the coloring stations they have and the cafes and shops inside. Great atmosphere!

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