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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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10:00 - 20:30
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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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My husband and I went primarily to the gallery in December for their photography exhibit and was pleasantly surprised on everything they had to offer. This is a great place to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2016
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

My husband and I went primarily to the gallery in December for their photography exhibit and was pleasantly surprised on everything they had to offer. This is a great place to take both young and old as there is something for everyone. It was easy to move around to the various exhibits and plenty of places to sit for those... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

We decided to go for a walk around this neighborhood in Toronto on our most recent visit. Unfortunately the weather was much colder than we were expecting so it was nice to get in from the cold. We could not see the entire collection as we only had 3 hours. We went to the Turner exhibit. It was okay but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

My last visit to AGO was for the exhibit "John Turner painting set free" (on until January 31, 2016) but as usual, I also went through a few permanent galleries that always marvel me. The photography exhibit is always interesting, especially when they display works by The Annual Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Winner (2015 prize went to an American... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The AGO is an interesting art gallery with lovely works of art and a unique layout. If you love art well worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

A nice art gallery that has a bit of everything. Special exhibits are world class, if typically smallish. Great architecture.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We have been members of the AGO for over 10 years and whenever we have time we wander Thomson's donations to the gallery. We always see something new to admire. The Canadian paintings are wonderful and the Master's are a joy! Look for temporary exhibits as they are always great.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We recently attended the Turner Exhibit (good but could have been better) and afterward went to High Tea at the Grange members lounge. It was absolutely wonderful and everything I had hoped for. The tea selection was interesting and offered many special varieties. The 3 tier goodies were exquisite! Every item was freshly made and with the most discerning taste.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is a good art museum that is worth a visit - young kids may not like it so much but excellent for adults or a date.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The AGO is an outstanding museum and gallery. We made a special trip to see a major exhibition of JMW Turnerès paintings in a traveling exhibit from the Tate Britian. After this lovely exhibit we decided to take the guided tour. My wife and I were, in fact, the only takers, so we had the excellent guide to ourselves. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Membership lets you lunch in the modest, homey, down homey confines of the Grange, the Victorian farmhouse where the AGO began. The redesign of the gallery, some dozen or so years on, has yielded a witty, cleverly focused gallery with a strong collection of Group of Seven paintings, some signal Kureleks, Prattses, some terrific Morrices, Kreighoffs, a lively collection of... More 

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