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“AGO _ A great way to spend an afternoon”

The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario
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Ranked #9 of 501 things to do in Toronto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the largest and most distinguished art museums in North America. An international landmark, the AGO is also one of Canada’s most innovative cultural destinations. Highlights of the Gallery’s world-class collection include iconic Canadian and Inuit works, along with European and contemporary art – all on view in a spectacular building transformed by renowned Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry. After spending time with the AGO’s vast collection, be sure to enjoy a meal or glass of wine at the Gallery’s award-winning restaurant FRANK. Visit shopAGO for a unique collection of artful gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and beautiful art books.
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“AGO _ A great way to spend an afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

The variety of artwork, the whole setting, A wonderful place to spend an afternoon.

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“You must pay it a visit ... AGO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

I was impressed by Art Gallery of Ontario. you can find many masterpieces. Building itself very convinient and stuff fantastic! you must pay it a visit AGO, if you have a chance ..

Visited July 2011
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“Loved evey moment!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

The gallery is well organized with well laid out art with concise descriptions. I could spend hours here, and still not get enough of some of the contemporary paintings. The slabs for different customer segments i.e. students, senior citizens are well defined. Its a must visit when in Toronto, and don't forget to pick a souvenir from the book shop...the artist calenders are quite neat for those who can't invest in art just yet!

Visited January 2012
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“dissapointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

very rude staff, kids weren't impressed other than the architecture. Too expensive by far.

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“Not bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

It has a great Henry Moore collection and a great Inuit collection of sculpture. The modern art is uninteresting to awful. I would go back for the special collections the AGO imports. The guides are very knowledgeable about the permanent collection

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