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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 10:00 - 17:30
Wed 10:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Great Museum

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
Toronto, Canada
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Do not come with a great expectation since this is not as big as international museums.the exhibits are limited but worth visiting The group of seven is well represented the

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful art museum that is not too big nor too small. The new Gehry additions are stunning and surprisingly understated for such a non traditional architect. So Canadian! The collections are comprehensive with something for everyone. Definitely have a meal at the cafe...excellent food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

I took a break from work to visit the AGO to see its Frum Collection of African art. It has superb objects and is beautifully exhibited. I simply didn't have time to see the rest of the museum's collections.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

One afternoon we were looking for something to do, and my husband suggested we go to the Art Gallery. There was no "special show" - just the exhibit of pop art from the vaults and the usual group of seven paintings. What a brilliant afternoon we had wandering through the rooms and viewing the paintings and installations. The paintings were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Ranks right up there with other museums I have visited. Their permanent exhibits are impressive and they do have some temp exhibits worth a special trip. It's a welcome retreat from the hustle bustle of the city so slow down, relax and enjoy the gallery.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Saw the Turner exhibit last month. Didn't even get to see some of the best areas of the museum but the remodel is amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Like many museums in Toronto, the AGO is one that kind of lacks a defining focus. The permanent collection of art is impressive, but perhaps less so when compared to some of the grander collections in the world. What really causes the AGO to impress is the quality of its temporary exhibits and it does tend to get some impressive... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

nice to go to the AGO but man, the prices. Went to the restaurant there $7.00 for a tiny bowl of fries? Get real. Will never eat there again. This is supposed to be a family place to take kids which we did, but the price tag, forget it. Culture and art should be available at a better price. Thumbs... More 

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