Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from C$30.00
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • St. Patrick • 5 min walk
  • Osgoode • 7 min walk
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  • GoForN
    Toronto, Canada34 contributions
    Always Amazing
    Every visit, every exhibition since I was a child, to now, an old lady, the AGO has been an amazing, provocative visual place for me. It is a must see for locals and tourists. I hope the AGO will continue to always have support and aid to remain a vital part of Toronto.
    Visited June 2022
    Written January 21, 2023
  • cooldad205
    Staten Island, New York29 contributions
    Impressive
    Worth going to see the First Nation Art. There was also a special exhibit by female artists who came from abusive countries. There's a Henry Moore sculture garden, works by Matisse, Money, Rodin, nad Gilbert.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • ArtsyGalBaltimore
    813 contributions
    Art Gallery of Ontario What Treasures!
    Took advantage of the annual pass $35.00 and visited twice during a short stay in Toronto. Gehry's artistry transforms a visit into an architectual experience. Focused on Canadian artists but alo took in the Cassett and McMillian exhibit. Museum uses pocket cards very effectively. Abundance of interesting galleries to appeal to a myriad of interest. Fabulous gift shop. Hope to see Canadian art exhibits in the states soon.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 8, 2023
  • WojM
    Singapore, Singapore105 contributions
    Surprisingly good collection
    Spend there all afternoon. Surprisingly good collection, especially paintings including Canadian impressionists. Strange use of third language for explanation (which only a small percentage of Canadian indigenous people speak.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 15, 2023
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Dmitri G
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Couples
The exponats are good. The museum is not very big, half a day should be enough. I like the European section the most.
Few drawbacks, not related to the content:
There is no parking, you have to search around.
The washrooms: they are "anyone" type, which is a terrible idea for some people.
Written November 11, 2023
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Jerry R
St. Catharines, Canada2 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
This is an amazing place to visit if you are in Toronto. Its large enough that the cost is worth it, with a ton of great exhibits.
Written October 17, 2023
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WojM
Singapore, Singapore105 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
Spend there all afternoon. Surprisingly good collection, especially paintings including Canadian impressionists. Strange use of third language for explanation (which only a small percentage of Canadian indigenous people speak.
Written October 15, 2023
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland813 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
Took advantage of the annual pass $35.00 and visited twice during a short stay in Toronto. Gehry's artistry transforms a visit into an architectual experience. Focused on Canadian artists but alo took in the Cassett and McMillian exhibit. Museum uses pocket cards very effectively. Abundance of interesting galleries to appeal to a myriad of interest. Fabulous gift shop. Hope to see Canadian art exhibits in the states soon.
Written October 8, 2023
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Julie A
4 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Free night, not too busy, great guides and explanations, optimal spacing for viewing, inspiring new exhibitions, refreshingly modern and inclusive offering
Written October 7, 2023
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Dixiegals
Mississauga, Canada145 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Entrance Fee was regular admission; however, 2 floors were closed. Always check the website to see what is offered and what is closed, otherwise, the price should have been reduced. Food prices were high as well. The photography exhibit was just so-la-la. Overall, the experience was not up to expectations.
Written September 26, 2023
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AaronWilliams
Saint Louis, MO74 contributions
Excellent museum with a diverse quality of exhibits. Definitely walk down the wooden staircase. When I visited, there were extensive showings of female artists, many from Canada. I would visit again. For $5 extra, you get an no annual membership.
Written September 15, 2023
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MWG12
Leonia, NJ188 contributions
The museum has an outstanding art collection, particularly Canadian art. The collection is large and takes a few hours to see. The artworks are well displayed. It always amazes me that outstanding Canadian artists cannot be seen in art museums in the US.
Written September 8, 2023
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CATHERINE T
Vaughan, Canada4 contributions
I visited the AGO with some disappointment of how the exhibit was conducted with very dim lighting. The lighting was bad and I can’t see the detail of the artwork. It’s a waste of time and it’s unprofessional and unthoughtful of AGO. Hope they can shed more lights on the exhibited pieces. I feel that there are huge negligence in the management and art director in this gallery.
Written September 7, 2023
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Michael A
Toronto, Canada640 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Excellent collection, many stunning spaces, gorgeous main court with F Gehry stairs organically rising through the space and beyond. Tremendous Canadiana collection, some impressive old masters, and rooms of interesting modern works. Quite a varied collection. Always interesting special exhibitions, and the McNicoll - Cassatt is no exception. Fantastic work, numerous pieces, well displayed, beautifully lit, and well described. Wonderful!
Written September 3, 2023
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Art Gallery of Ontario admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$30.72, while a popular guided tour starts around C$5.37 per person.



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