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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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Hours:
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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The AGO. No Mean Art Gallery

The Art Gallery of Ontario has been a Toronto institution for over 100 years. It has gone through many changes and structural alterations over the decades. The most recent was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Art Gallery of Ontario has been a Toronto institution for over 100 years. It has gone through many changes and structural alterations over the decades. The most recent was a massive overhaul designed by the renowned Canadian architect, Frank Gehry. Gehry was born just a few blocks away from the gallery on Dundas St. West. The building is impressive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The dancers need a dance floor, the swingers gotta swing. Fashionable people doing questionable things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow talk about an incredible experience. You couldn't tear me away from the Egyptian exhibit. The energy was such a mix of old world and new for the spiritual type get a rush off the energy from the ancient artifics. Huge floors so plan on staying the entire day and wear good shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Central location. Saw fantastic exhibit. Coat check, admission, navigation all well marked and smoothly executed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visit a couple of times a year when there is a special exhibit. Buy tickets ahead of time online to avoid lineups. Try to go on a weekday to avoid crowds. Staff members are friendly and helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spend fantastic day in TheAGO . It was our first time and not a last for sure. Building itself worth a visit a beautiful modern art . Lots of exhibits for everyone in any age.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of good Canadian talent. There was a variety of art from the ship models to Andy Warhol. Small cafe and gift shop. Staff was nice.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Depending on the special exhibits, I will visit the AGO 2 or 3 times since year. I always appreciate the permanent collection and are more often then not satisfied with the exhibits. Yesterday was my first bad one, and it had nothing to do with the art. My wife and I, along with our 5 year old purchased tickets got... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the AGO with our kids for a day out in Toronto. Excellent exhibits in a beautiful building. We've been to galleries in most major cities, they are larger but the AGO has a great "vibe" to it. Only compliant is the hours, they should be open longer hours IMO. We will be back again this spring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the Mystical landscapes exhibit on two different occasions. It was excellent as is most of the gallery's special exhibits. Enjoyed a drink at Frank's after the show.

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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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