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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 - 17:30
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Tue 10:30 - 17:00
Wed 10:30 - 21:00
Thu 10:30 - 17:00
Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of...

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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The home of The Group of Seven, also known as the Algonquin School, a group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933. Not much Emily Carr on show but some good exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

The home of The Group of Seven, also known as the Algonquin School, a group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933. Not much Emily Carr on show but some good exhibitions of the other influential Canadian artists and Tattoos. A definite must go to get behind the skin of Canada and its art which has influenced the world.... More 

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

An interesting building and some interesting modern art on view however we are spoilt with amazing European art galleries and this cannot compare. N

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

It's big and it offers collections from different eras and civilizations. Very quiet, clean, organized and it's cheap for what it offers.

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Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Good collection of art including Henry Moore sculptures. The architecture of the building itself is of interest.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We typically go for special exhibits but occasionally do go for another look at the permanent collection. The Henry Moore sculptures, the large Canadian collection, early Dutch and impressionist works are all wonderful. It will take some time to get through all that and much more you may be interested in, so I suggest giving yourself time for breaks in... More 

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Part of the gallery is a work of art in itself. We were interested in viewing the works by "The Seven" and were pleased to see so many on display. The gallery is open and accessible. A visit is highly recommended.

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

A friend and I went on the Wednesday night 6-9pm free admission. It was very busy that evening. Museum had a large collection of Canadian oil paintings, over two floors. They have a interesting spiral staircase going up four levels and also outside the building. Plenty of restrooms. Cool airconditioning. We saw a live audio performance from artist from New... More 

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Attended the AGO for the pop-art exhibit as part of an 'after-hours' tour. We had a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who added a lot to the experience. Stunning building with a great collection of pieces, and an interesting history.

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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Went here today and had a fab time. Exhibition was extremely interesting. My 5 year old loved it. The 'hands on' room is very good. Heather who welcomed us in there was amazing. Definitely recommend

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

I've been to the AGO a few times and have enjoyed it each time. I make a point to visit on First Thursday events as it's more grown up and social and there's music too but it's a great trip for any time with dates or family or friends.

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