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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 - 17:30
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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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Good variety of art, great exhibitions

I've been a member of the AGO for a few years, and love visiting to check out their latest exhibitions. While the permananet collection is vast and diverse, the exhibitions are a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I've been a member of the AGO for a few years, and love visiting to check out their latest exhibitions. While the permananet collection is vast and diverse, the exhibitions are a great way to see some of the works that are so rarely viewable in a single museum, and the AGO gets some of the best of the best.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always something lovely to see. Always something new and challenging. Really, this place is a treasure. Easy to get to by transit, options for a light snack or a fine meal, and lots of art to keep your soul well-fed.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free on Wednesday nights, fantastic! I have been to the general exhibition areas and for the special exhibits, well worth a visit. Lovely layout and very comforable, appealing asthetic to the building interior.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always enjoy visits to the AGO and have made a point of going almost every trip to the city. The exhibit this time was so popular though that it had timed visits and it was very crowded. Try to go at a time when it is less busy (weekday, end of the day) if crowds and noise interfere with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The AGO is a large gallery and for this event it added a level of intrigue and conversation. Having a DJ and dancefloor made the gallery fun. Great event to meet people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While we were there we were fortunate enough to see a breathtaking exhibit of some of the finest impressionist works in the world - Van Gogh, Monet, etc. Beautiful ambiance in a rather decorated part of town! Definitely have to stop in if you're in the area. Fine sculpted works on display as well!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the Mystical Landscapes exhibition (on till end of January) and other galleries. The Manasie Akpaliapik sculptures are a must see. The architecture of the building is also interesting so wander around and go to the Espresso bar for the view of the street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A building that's as much an exhibit as the art it showcases. A great place to walk around and get inspired by.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enter the doors and let the world drift away for however much time you have....a real treasure! Some exhibits require prior planning but for the most part just drop in and drop out.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the "Mystical Landscapes" exhibition on the weekend. The exhibition itself was good but all of the "other" stuff was underwhelming. To put it into context, I am comparing it to the National Gallery in Ottawa. Based on that it was only average. One of the issues I had was not enough staff around, but to be fair... More 

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