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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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This museum has an amazing collections of arts pieces, but it was very crowded, we could not finish all the floors and pieces. It was a pity, but we will def go again if found a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has an amazing collections of arts pieces, but it was very crowded, we could not finish all the floors and pieces. It was a pity, but we will def go again if found a chance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building itself is worth seeing as an architectural structure, which is also filled with a variety of artists with viewing

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love visiting major city art galleries and so AGO was on our bucket list for Toronto. It's ambitiously designed but not well organised. It was a mystery as to how the floors were themed or timelined. We found it hard to track our way through in a manner that made sense. The model ship exhibition in the lower level... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I liked the old AGO... Under the directorship of the director who left recently, ambiance felt lost. Lots of money put into renovation, but then what? Now, there is a new director, so wondering what changes will be made to bring me back, more often, or wanting to join. Costs for classes and exhibitions are quite steep...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Harris A lovely way to spend quality time with your loved ones and experience through the art time gone by and places close and far. Well worth the drive and money.

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we saw the Lawren Harris show and it was wonderfully presented.the building was wonderful and the Henry Moore gallery was wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a big fan of museums but loved this one especially more modern work. Best of all is the building! Nicely located near a wonderful array of hip shops and restaurants.

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Thornbury, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great show but slightly disappointed that pony one room of Harris art.Truly enjoyed the exhibition. Great selection of Group of Seven. Other areas of Gallery worth a visit .length of visit depends how mich you want to see

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The collection is nice and they have some wonderful pieces. However, we found very little background information throughout.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really great morning visit here with plenty to see. Some really exciting exhibits of national significance to Canada. Really great to be able to get up close and personal with many of the significant works of art held here, with lots of space to enjoy them and interpretive panels and explanatory boards for visitors. I went to visit the Lawren... More 

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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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