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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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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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Mythical Landscapes

My husband and I came to the gallery for the mythical landscapes exhibition. Featuring artist such as Monet and Van Gogh. It was an absolutely beautiful exhibit. I'm so thankful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came to the gallery for the mythical landscapes exhibition. Featuring artist such as Monet and Van Gogh. It was an absolutely beautiful exhibit. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to see these wonderful works of art. Not only this exhibit but all of the artwork at the gallery is just stunning. We will visit again and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took in the Mystical Landscapes exhibit and it was remarkably well presented. The only down side is poor signage inside: it is very difficult, especially when there are crowds, to figure out which line to go into. It should be simple to solve - there are 3 choices - the Member's line, a line to buy tickets and a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one cannot come to toronto and not go. And if you live in toronto it is a staple. Always something wonderful to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

AGO has an excellent permanent collection. It includes many Canadian masterpieces. Look for the Paul Peel pieces. The travelling exhibits are usually exceptional. The recent Monet, Van Gogh special exhibit was outstanding. This is a "can't miss" when visiting Toronto.

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being alone around Toronto city downtown, I decided (for best) to stay 4-5 hours inside of this nice museum in Toronto! I had been at the Landscape expo and enjoyed my time. I also lost my photo case, and in case you don't know, at Coat check if somebody found it they will storage for you and what all you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my visit. The Mystical Landscapes was very good. I loved the Thomson Collection. It was wonderful! Lunch was included in my ticket and was very pleasant for the price. The staff though were not pleasant unfortunately. I will be back for the Del Toro later this year.

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great afternoon. Staff were helpful in checking us in and the crowds weren't as bad as expected as the exhibit is just about to end.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of art but need at least 2 - 3 hours to walk around. Accessible if you are in need of an elevator. From what I saw there was more art then sculptures would of liked to of seen some sculptures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a cold winter's weekend. What a nice thing to do inside when the weather isn't cooperating. When we arrived, we were blown away by the crowds. I guess everyone had the same idea. I hadn't been here for years, so I was surprised. The AGO was as packed as the Louvre. We visited to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art gallery is a wonderful piece of architecture in itself. Like most world class galleries it hosts traveling exhibitions so check their website for up to date info. The Canadian section contains a wide selection of aboriginal and traditional pieces. Definitely worth a visit.

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