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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
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

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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Mystical Landscapes Amid Baby Screams

What a privilege it was to see the Masterworks of Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin and others, along with listening to the scholarly descriptions relating to the "mystical" experience of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a privilege it was to see the Masterworks of Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin and others, along with listening to the scholarly descriptions relating to the "mystical" experience of artist and viewer recorded on the handheld device. However, all that was pleasant was blasted away by a baby wailing--ten agonizing minutes that echoed throughout the exhibit. What a shame that... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the great meals that Toronto's Summerlicious program promotes and purposely selected restaurants nearby, close walking distance to the Art Gallery. While more for tourists wanting souvenirs of the City and/or Canada the AGO is a great place to cool off during a hot summer day or conversely warm up in the winter. Others of course would go for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting Toronto for 5 days this museum was on our must-see list and it didn't disappoint. There were 2 exhibits on floors 4 & 5 that were thought provoking and different. Truly enjoyed seeing several Canadien artists that were previously unknown to us. They are part of the permanent collection on floor 2. A docent took time to explain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to go to see Canadian art by Emily Carr, Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and others.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended the 10:30 am entry for Mystical exhibit. Wonderful to see young people exposed to such great art but chatty school kids and their tour guides trying to speak over the noise do not create the atmosphere the Curator was looking for so....go after school hours and (hopefully) enjoy a more contemplative atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

came here to avoid the rain outside, had the best day. The boat exhibit in the basement of the building was very impressive. I could have stayed here all day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Their special Exhibitions are excellent. You have to pay extra to see them but you get to see artworks on loan from all over the world. After viewing you have access to all other exhibits. Their elevators to other floors are very confusing. .some only go to the second floor. Ask a friendly volunteer to direct you to evelators to... More 

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The new show, "Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and More" is excellent. It is a mix of Canadian, European and American art and includes some artists that I had never heard of. Those were actually the most interesting. There are also 4 rather brutal landscapes showing World War 1 battlefields. The show continues until January 29.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto is well worth at least an afternoon visit, maybe more depending on your interests. Completely unexpected, but fascinating, is a huge collection of ship models on the Concourse, or lower level. These are incredibly detailed, many of them built by the architects of the actual ships to show what the ship would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gallery has a world class set up since the Frank Gehry renovations and the collection while not quite at that level is strong. The Canadian collection is a very pleasant surprise with standout pieces from Tom Thomson and Laurence Harris in particular. The best time to visit is when there is an Exhibition that is of particular interest to... More 

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