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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
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+1 416-979-6648
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10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Fun trip to Toronto Art Gallery

A lovely art museum. Interesting exhibits and beautiful works. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit and enjoy viewing many of the oil paintings. Also, a sun-filled cafe to enjoy a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always enjoyed visits to the Toronto AGO. My father and I decided to spend an the afternoon at the gallery... tourists in our hometown. I frequent the gallery (I studied art history) and have always managed to 'visit' with some favourite works. After viewing the extensive Canadiana wing with the Group of Seven and Kreighoff's I looked for... More 

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East Aurora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely art museum. Interesting exhibits and beautiful works. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit and enjoy viewing many of the oil paintings. Also, a sun-filled cafe to enjoy a gelato or expresso.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The AGO is a really wonderful gallery to visit while you're in Toronto. The building itself is a work of art! If you have the time to visit on a Wednesday, the admission is free between 6pm-9pm!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a Wednesday night during the free admission from 6:00-9:00pm. We only paid $6 for parking right down the street, so it was a perfecty cheap night. We left our coats and camera in the car because we had read we would be forced to check the coats, but after a freezing walk, and once we were in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Art Gallery Of Ontario is a great art gallery and fun place. They had a huge cardboard maze for children as we went there during spring break time. The gallery is very big and they have lots of interesting exhibition. We saw the Francis Aly exhibition that focus on refugees and social issues. They also have a good gift store... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took the chance of free admissions on Wednesdays 6-9pm to bring my pre-teens to have a feel of appreciating arts. The collections are awesome and even the gift store has unique products.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has an enormous collection of Canadian art that is supplemented with visiting attractions. The building itself is something to see. It has been renovated several times and the additions are also works of art. They have a lot of fine sculpture, including small figurines. Consider the admission fee your contribution to preserving Canada's artistic heritage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It a definitely place to see in Toronto but it is not comparable to USA museums of art such as New York, Chicago. There are small representations of classics, some impressionists, Canadian painters and someone tasteless collection of modern art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a number of exhibitions and every single one was a true pleasure. They are all rich in content and well documented and described, so, even if you're a novice in a topic, the sufficient details are provided to make it fun and interesting.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see Mystical Landscapes 4 times at the AGO - fabulous exhibition. Looking forward to seeing the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit in April. Hard to go and see the regular exhibits after spending time in the special ones - you are on emotional overload!

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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