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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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AGO

A great way to experience Toronto and see some wonderful Canadian artists. The special exhibits are all of the first quality

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great way to experience Toronto and see some wonderful Canadian artists. The special exhibits are all of the first quality

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's been years since my last visit so we planned to attend on a Friday night so we could enjoy the band. It was a great way to spend time with the family and enjoy our surroundings. We all had a great time and well worth the family deal of $45.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous . Well worth the trip and the cost to get in. Whenever a special exhibit is on it is always more expensive but keep in mind it allows you to visit the entire Art Gallery.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Art Gallery of Ontario to see the Lawren Harris exhibit "The Idea of North." The exhibit was beautifully curated.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to see the Canadian group of Seven artists and in particular the work of Lawren Harris, we weren't disappointed. A fantastic gallery for art lovers , beautifully laid out and the and the Frank Gehry designed space leading onto the Henry Moore sculptures is lovely. Full of light , an ideal place for a chat over a cup... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

AGO is not only a very interesting art gallery, it is also a very beautiful building (the picture here shows the cafeteria, but gives you a nice idea). Everything is curvy and welcoming. The collections start with the middle ages, but the highlights are the canadian collection and the modern art floors. Their collection of native art is a must... More 

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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This gallery has an outstanding collection of the best Canadian art in the country. It is beautifully displayed in a spacious, comfortable setting with lots of light. The Lawrence Harris exhibition currently featured is very impressive. The best of the Group of Seven! The front facade of the gallery is a work of art in itself, designed by Frank Gehry.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gehry building is as spectacular as the art. Do not miss it! We could've used several more hours there. Make sure you climb the stairs up to the 5th floor for the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There's always something new and exciting going on at the AGO. If you keep your eyes open they always have some kind of black tie event going on and it's just a fun night out

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had heard great things about the AGO, but we were very disappointed. My husband and I have been to the MET and most recently the art museum in Chicago. We're not die-hard art fans but we do like the see the famous classics and was surprised at the lack of any major pieces of art. At nearly $20 per... 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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