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Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

76 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Art Gallery
Ranked #10 in Toronto things to do
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317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
(416) 979-6648
http://www.ago.net/
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Located in the downtown area of Toronto the Art Gallery of Ontario flows seamlessly with its modern and sophisticated host city. The gallery has been on its current site since 1910 and currently has ... Read more
over 45,000 square feet of display space. The AGO has been updated many times throughout the years and is a piece of modern architectural art itself. With a huge permanent collection containing some of the most famous artist from every era and a frequent selection of prominent traveling exhibits, the AGO is a wonderful place to visit any day of the week.

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One of the world's great galleries with the most impressive collection of Canadian art, including The Group of Seven.

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Local from Toronto

Absolutely amazing, tried tye dye for the first time and artsy photo shoots I love it soooo much

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Los Angeles

I've spent many a summer volunteering for their summer camps and filming stuff for them. Great place! Cool artworks, nice staff, free cookies (if you work for them that is).

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Local from Toronto

Not only does the AGO house over 80,000 works, it's a work of art itself. Most recently renovated with a Frank Gehry addition to the building, the AGO is a space you can spend hours in and never find all of its corners, nooks and crannies. There are always new world-class exhibitions on at the AGO. You could even plan your trip around what's happening in the gallery. For artists, the AGO is a true inspiration where you can sit and draw or take photographs. It's also got a killer gift shop.

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I love this place, they have many guest exhibitions that change every few months. They also have a great cafe restaurant.

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Lovely art gallery located in China town. Also has a great kids area in the basement.

Discounted entry in the evening.

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is an art museum in Toronto's Downtown Grange Park district. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present day.

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No guide featuring the artistic side of Toronto would be complete without the Art Gallery of Ontario, the crown jewel of Toronto’s cultural landscape. The gallery was redeveloped in 2008 by the famous Torono-born architect Frank Gehry. It is a sight to see from both outside and inside, with its high glass facade facing Dundas Street. The gallery has a good selection of traditional and modern Canadian art, and has alluring new exhibitions all year round that are world class. Inside tip: check out the gallery the first thursday of every month, where there is a building wide party at night- you can drink around very expensive art!

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Bedford

Amazing collections and a very pleasant gallery. The Inuit art is some of the best, but there is so much more to see. Don't miss the iconic stairway when you're there!

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Calgary

The Art Gallery of Ontario underwent a major redevelopment designed by the Canadian born architect Frank Gehry. It was started in 2004 and completed in 2008. The building itself is now very impressive both inside and out and with the expansion, so much more can be displayed.

The collection includes more than 68,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day, including the world’s largest collection of Canadian art. Works by Canadian artists make up more than half of the AGO’s collection.

Admission is $19.50 for adults and gets you into all the exhibitions including special temporary exhibitions.

I mainly wanted to see the special Henry Moore exhibit exhibit. It brought together a number of early works by the sculptor which are mostly located in the UK and USA. The AGO's Moore sculptures are later works so this was a great opportunity to see how his earlier period informed his later work. Many of the sculptures are huge which makes looking at so many together an enveloping experience.

I also looked at some of the gallery permanent collection highlights highlights such as Ruebens’ Massacre of the Innocents, probably the most significant European work in the collection, and the Group of Seven paintings. I was there on a Saturday morning and the place was almost empty. Walking around with the sun shining in and viewing the art and architecture was a blissful experience. Walking around the outside of the building is equally fascinating when, as it was, the sun reflect off the mirrored glass encapsulating the newly redesigned gallery.

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Bedford

The Art Gallery of Onterio is a beautiful museum with a great collection of Inuit art and sculpture.

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I am a member of the AGO. It is a privilege to be apart of a well run world- class museum that Toronto can be proud of. Support the AGO it has so much to offer.

There is nothing better than sharing and preserving great art!

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Local from Toronto

The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of my favourite places to visit in the city. Beautiful selection of artwork :)

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Local from Toronto

I'm biased. I'm a member of the AGO. Love going for the big shows or just to see the collections. The little café across the front on the second floor is fun too. Take the twisting staircases. Fun!

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Local from Toronto

An outstanding gallery with excellent curation and great exhibits. I have a membership and I do not regret it at all.

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New York State

I love the AGO every time I have a chance to visit. They're special exhibits are always very well done and the restaurant, FRANK (a la Frank Gehry), does great creative themed menus to match.

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Seville

Ever changing exhibitions plus stables from both Canadian and international artists (think Henry Moore, Italian Renaissance & more) in an attractive, airy space.

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Gorgeous art gallery, A must visit when in Toronto. They just added/remodeled the section pictured here. Collection of classic and modern art. Make sure to bring your student ID's for discounts.

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Pittsford

A fabulous world class art museum featuring an impressive permanent collection, as well as noteworthy temporary exhibits. I love the large permanent collection of Henry Moore sculptures. The gift shop is excellent. Combine your AGO visit with a walk around Chinatown.

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Local from Toronto

Lots of great exhibits. Depending on your interest in Canadian art vs. the more Classical artforms will vary your enjoyment. Broad collections of Canadian focused artwork both Canadian classics and modern artworks.

Couple slip through in 3 hours or stay the day

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