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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-979-6648
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Tue 10:00 - 17:30
Wed 10:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 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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Mystical Landscapes

We didn't plan on a visit to the AGO, however we found ourselves out front and decided why not! What a treat....the special exhibit "Mystical Landscapes" included some very famous... read more

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Pico Rivera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We didn't plan on a visit to the AGO, however we found ourselves out front and decided why not! What a treat....the special exhibit "Mystical Landscapes" included some very famous pieces by Van Gogh and Monet. Well worth the $25.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful building, parts of it have good views over the city. We saw the mystical landscapes exhibition which is well worth checking out. Will be back for another visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you can see many amazing art exhibitions there, I went there over the years that I'm in Toronto. It is close to Chinatown. One of my favorite exhibition was of Basquiat's. Truely phenomenal!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gehry's architecture is fun to see. Don't miss the coffee bar. A highlight was the current mysticism exhibit with Van Gogh's "Starry nights" on loan from the musee d'orsay. We also enjoyed group of seven painters.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always enjoyable. One of Toronto's treasures if you love art. Can get busy so pick your times and check out what's showing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love to take in the exhibitions here when I visit town. Always a treat. This one was very moving tome! Well hung to create a continuous story and the free audio guide that comes with it was so informative, nicely curated and really opened up the world behind the paintings to help us to enter into them like Alice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We completely enjoyed our visit to a great museum. The architecture is amazing....woods and lots of fantastic staircases....very special and a real taste of canada

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mystic Landscape show was a total surprise, educational, thought provoking, and stunning to look at, hung beautifully.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a special exhibition I was expecting a greater number of major artists - and a larger selection of their works. There was a variety of artists by nationality and style and several whom I wasn't aware of but was impressed by their work. The audio was very poor. Long and rambling with little focus. I think the AGO is... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This does not rate the incredible 9 paintings of Monet and 2 paintings of Van Gogh in the Mystical landscape exhibition. They are beyond beautiful. The rating is for the way the gallery announces their exhibition and the fact that its definitely implied that there are more paintings of these 2 masters. I see that as misleading. Neither did I... More 

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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