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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 - 17:00
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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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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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I've been many times and they always have amazing work. Amazing artist and the most amazing architecture it is for sure something art lovers will have to see if your in Toronto... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I've been many times and they always have amazing work. Amazing artist and the most amazing architecture it is for sure something art lovers will have to see if your in Toronto. There's a gelato cafe and a cafe for meals, there's a gift shop with lots of neat things and changing exhibits. Would recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

On my first trip to Toronto, I was feeling rather overwhelmed by the city, so a friend recommended I spend an afternoon doing something relaxing. I spent probably 2-3hours, (if not longer, I wasn't really keeping track) wandering around the AGO, and what a wonderful decision that was!! The Gallery is very large, with many different exhibits, and I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Great collection. A little bit of everything, some good classics and a nice collection of Canadian art. Architecture of the place is amazing!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I went to the museum during its free Wednesday nights. One of the floors was closed for renovations. The main floor had a lot of distinct art to look at, but as someone who has been to a few larger museums, I have to say that I was overall - not too impressed with the place. I particularly enjoyed their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I've been going to Toronto for many years on layovers as crew. Had a whole morning free and did not want to waste it despite the weather. AGO had a great mixture of works, I saw 'Outsiders' photo exhibition, which was great, the Canadian collection was wonderful, great colours, reminded me of scandic works and so much more. I think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

When I did visited Canada I wanted to go to this gallery for a while. Decided to take the walk from Delta Hotel was like 27 minutes (it depends on your walk). Of course in the way you see other things. When I got there was amazed by the structure and sculptures that are in front of the building. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Besides all the great art work there is a children's activity area in the basement. Supervised with suggestions for creative art work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

A very great gallery with superb exhibits and something for everyone. We went to the now departed Turner exhibit 4 times. I love the Group of Seven collection and also Thompson gallery with astounding religious miniatures. For families with young families suggest the amazing children's area downstairs. It's really well run and a good way to introduce children to creating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Excellent permanent exhibitions.sometimes.Ggreat special exhibitions. Henry Moore room.many sculptures. Great gift shoppe.Excellent restaurant.m

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Art gallery of Ontario is worth seeing for the architecture of the building designed by Frank Gehry. It has a fine collection of Native Art and Canadian art. Currently (March to May), it has an exhibition of photographs called The Outsiders. It has received excellent reviews. I does have a restaurant on site and a bar.

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