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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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Amazing collection in a fantastic building

The AGO is huge and has all sorts of collections. From old masters to contemporary, African or Canadian art, sculptures and special exhibitions. The building is a work of art in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The AGO is huge and has all sorts of collections. From old masters to contemporary, African or Canadian art, sculptures and special exhibitions. The building is a work of art in its own right. It can be tricky moving around cause the floor plan, like all museum plans, is not that easy. But that will also bring you to unexpected... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting time for us, especially looking at the Canadian Artists. (The Seven). Well laid out and very quiet when we visited., Plenty to see from Hockney to Van Gogh, as well as many other exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take your Sunday afternoon and fill it with beautiful art that you will see inside the Art Gallery. Each floor brings a different perspective to the gallery - Henry Moore has an incredible display of his work. The contemporary floor is very unique. The use of wood throughout the Gallery is simply gorgeous and very relaxing - the staircases are... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth visiting! Wonderful collection. Spent the morning here and walked over to Kensington market for shopping after! Best day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attended the last weekend of the Steve Martin curated special exhibit of Lawren Harris paintings which was exceptional. However the AGO also has a lot of Group of Seven paintings so if Canadian art is what you are interested in seeing, this is a great place to start. Many other exhibits and a nice, open space. Great gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 6 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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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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