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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario
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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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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Wery interesting!
The galleri offerd an "speaker" were you put in nubers fon the arts and got a lot of information!

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is a wonderful gallery - light and airy and with views all over the city from various vantage points - also very helpful guides., and a nice cafe. That's all the amenities - the paintings and sculpture are wonderful - especially interesting to a visitor to Canada was the Inuit art which is fantastic. Also the first "impressionist" Canadian painters are well represented and great to see reminding me of the same period of art in Australia\
and Scotland - it seems that impressionism was bursting forth all over the world!
All in all its a great gallery!

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Looking for a way to whet the appetite of your kids and significant others who might not be art lovers? The art museum is free every Wednesday from 5:30 to closing. Some of the collections (impressionists, Canadian, and a few world-class masterpieces) are superb, and the museum has earned international ranking. But the Wednesday night outing is ideal because you don’t feel as if you need to stay longer than necessary. Even a 10 or 15 minute visit might make the difference between someone beginning to appreciate art and someone who either gets an overdose or never a chance at all.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

The Picasso exhibit was really good. But don't forget to visit the rest of the museum as well.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

As a member of AGO for many years, I am proud to say that the renovations and excellent programs offered to the community are wonderful. Lots to do and see at the AGO, and it's prime location near Queen Street West, Baldwin (restaurants), Eaton Centre (15 min walk), China Town offer visitors additional places to experience the vibrancy and culture of Toronto. Try to see the Picasso exhibit and make sure you get the audio guide along with it to truly immerse yourself in picasso's brilliance. His private collection is also available, along with his sculptures and paintings. Children can also have their own audio guide since there are special pieces just for them. Plan to spend at least half a day- and if you have younger ones, the Weston gallery is a hands-on centre that is open from 10-2 pm just for them. The Canadian art work is breathtaking, and lots of contemporary art as well. We love to sit at the Norma Ridley lounge in the Grange house- a section of AGO open to members only with food and drinks, in a historic home that has been restored. Sit in a plush leather chair and watch the beautiful Grange park that the house overlooks. There is also a cafe in the lower level that is good for families, although it has limited options for food. There is also a more costly sit down restaurant called Frank open for dinner and some days for lunch. Make sure to make reservations to this popular restaurant. The main shop has a large variety of unique work and toys, jewellery and souvenirs. Make sure to check out their website since the gallery is closed on Monday's, and different things are highlighted during the year. No, its not the MoMA but it is good one that is always improving! My family and I love to bring our visiting friends to this place as the starting point for a day in that section of Toronto.

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