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The Art Gallery of Ontario reopened in November 2008 following an extensive renovation by architect Frank Gehry, who grew up just blocks away. The AGO's holdings have grown substantially with recent donations, especially from late newspaper baron Kenneth Thomson. His collection fills 30 of the building's 110 galleries.
Some of the highlights include:
Pick up a gallery map as you enter for help finding these and other highlights. You can also download a podcast of Director's Highlights.
Admission to the gallery is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youths, and free for everyone Wednesdays from 6-8:30 pm. The AGO is closed on Mondays. See their web site for full hours and more admission details.
Works from the AGO’s permanent collection can also be explored online through an innovative web project called Collection X. This fully interactive website allows users to view works from the AGO collection, curate their own online exhibitions, as well as showcase their own work and connect with other users.
AGO general information: Tel: 416-979-6648 or 1-877-225-4246; www.ago.net .