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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
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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
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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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Love this Frank Gehry Building

The art and artifacts in the AGO are as diverse and interesting as the building. Feel the experience of walking down the rib cage of a gigantic whale to appreciate this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carol210
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The art and artifacts in the AGO are as diverse and interesting as the building. Feel the experience of walking down the rib cage of a gigantic whale to appreciate this fascinating architecture. Wonderful exhibits and loved the range of Canadian artists displayed. The wooden spiral staircase is a piece of art itself and can get a nice view of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Martin has brought together some of the best paintings by Lawren Harris in an exhibition. Most Canadians know Harris well but it was interesting to see an American's perspective on one of Canada's painting icons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How can I say anything else my wife has been a volunteer docent since I married her 50 years ago. The story on the Henry Moore Sculptures and the Frank Geary architecture plus the Group of Seven and on and on is worth at least a full day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place. I´ve been there several times! The Frank Guery reconstruction project is fantastic! The exibitions are always very well curated. The restaurant and the museum shop are very nice as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a wonderful afternoon at the AGO looking at Lauren Harris's paintings and other Group of 7 Artists. Every Canadian and visitor to Canada should experience the AGO

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The current show that has been curated by Steve Martin is outstanding and well worth the admission fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the Lawrence Harris exhibit. We also went to the Henry Moore room. Loved the Giftshop. Volunteers are always really helpful there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the leisurely pace we could see most of the art. Lots of Canadian and European art. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here to see a special exhibit of paintings by Lawren Harris and discovered this museum is an excellent place to see other paintings of the "Group of Seven," iconic Canadian landscape painters of the early 20th century. These artists deserve to be much better known outside Canada than they are. Their paintings will delight anyone who loves French... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

VERY VERY POOR!! The museum could be great but is let down by simple things like labeling works properly and having a USABLE sight map. The building is very confusing to walk through like many galleries but most provide a good map with easy to read directions the AGO does not! Some exhibits are labeled like other galleries with the... More 

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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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