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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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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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I could visit every week!

The AGO keeps on its toes. The exhibitions, big and small, are so thoughtful and engaging. I like to see a curator's hand in an exhibition, I feel I am being guided and ideas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The AGO keeps on its toes. The exhibitions, big and small, are so thoughtful and engaging. I like to see a curator's hand in an exhibition, I feel I am being guided and ideas are being illuminated for me. However, I don't want the curator to shove me down a mandatory path of exploration as if to say: "keep up,... More 

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niagara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience. Could have spent more time in there. Excellent display of Canadian artists. As well as some international ones. Keep your eye out for a few ultra-famous artists too. Very little sculpture though. The building is an absolute maze and no elevator does all 5 floors. The map is a bit confusing. And my biggest disappointment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The AGO was pretty interesting. It had a great amount to showcase. Went there for Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more. It was pretty busy that day downtown and at the gallery but we managed. Took my whole family including my 4 year old nephew who loved it. I got the dinner and exhibit package which I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see here. The Lawren Harris collection was overwhelming. You almost dont appreciate each work because it is beside so many others. Found some paintings could use more space. Nice weekend outing with the family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little unfortunate that a lot of the exhibits that were closed off. Other than that, although I didn't spend a lot of time here, I thought the exhibits were pretty good. That staircase is something, alright! The cafe was nice. They have art collections from all over, but I really liked the Canadian landscape ones.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review was based on my third visit to AGO in March 2017, where I finally stumbled upon the extension building at the back of the museum. This discovery led me to the 4th and 5th floor of the gallery, which housed modern contemporary art. My previous visits focused mainly on the lower level, ground floor and 2nd floor, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the AGO a few times over the years but really enjoyed my last visit for the event "First Thursdays". This event is held on the first Thursday of every month. The AGO staff is polite and pleasant. The gallery is new and very well organized and simple to navigate. A lovely place for families and outings with friends.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food and service were good (not outstanding) but despite the fact that we had reservations well in advance, we were not seated in the main dining area but in what appeared to be an overflow area that was very sparse and not inviting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were quite excited about seeing the Mystical Landscapes & other AGO exhibits. We of course loved the art. Now, the reason I just rated it a three. My son loves seeing art as much as we do. He likes looking closely but respects them so he doesn't touch them. But because he is only 10, staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the gallery is a place well worth visiting for current and ongoing exhibitions ... the recent show ... magical landscapes was truly that and enjoyedthe personalized ear units that tell you about the paintings.

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