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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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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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A good spot to visit each time you are in Toronto

We hadn't been to the AGO for about five years, so a return visit was definitely in order! We took in the eye-opening "Outsiders" exhibit and once more had a good time with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 16, 2016
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Chatham, Canada
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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

We hadn't been to the AGO for about five years, so a return visit was definitely in order! We took in the eye-opening "Outsiders" exhibit and once more had a good time with the Group of Seven extensive collection.So many more galleries to see it definitely requires a return visit.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Visited on the recommendation of a friend. So many exhibits with something interesting for everyone. Spent over two hours and didn't manage to see all the exhibits. Visit the cafe in the Galleria Italia and just sit and enjoy the beautiful space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

The staircase in this museum is worth the price of admission. Don't miss the model ships in the basement. The temporary exhibitions are outstanding. This reviewer could spend the entire day in the spectacular gift store and find gifts for everyone on her Christmas list and then some.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this art gallery, with a lot of different artistic themes being displayed throughout. Very friendly and informative staff. A must see!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We only had an hour and 15 minutes at the end of a busy Sunday The AGO is consistently worth a visit -even a short one We saw the Outsiders -a special exhibition of American photographers from the 60s to 80s Full range of diversity on exhibition

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

good experience nice exhibition discovery of the Canadian artists view of ancient jewelry very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Was there at one of the parties they do every month. Really good collection of interesting masterpieces, nice staff and light and spacious exhibition rooms.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Being an artist myself, I absolutely enjoyed the visit. I only wish I could stay longer. My teenage kids got bored pretty quickly and we had to leave. Lots to look at, massive collection of the works of different artists. One visit is not enough if you want to thoroughly explore all these treasures, so consider buying a pass!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Another excellent offering from the AGO. We were lucky to see it on a quiet morning mid-week. It was not crowded at all, so this allowed for an unhurried pace. Especially moving were the photo essay by Gordon Parks on the life of a family in Harlem and the personal snapshots of the visitors to Casa Susannah, which was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Wonderful Canadiana feeling with gorgeous wood beams. I believe it is the best Art Gallery in all of Canada and one of the best in North America

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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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