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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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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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Great place to spend an afternoon...

My favourite place to hang out with a dollar store art pad and some pencils and appreciate the talent.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

My favourite place to hang out with a dollar store art pad and some pencils and appreciate the talent.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Whether you are interested in Canadian art, particularly that of the Group of Seven, or the sculptures of Henry Moore, or even a collection of ship models, there is something for everyone here. The redesign by Frank Gehry alone is worth the visit, with an amazing spiral staircase and a beautiful Galleria. There is always a special exhibit worth seeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We (girlfriend and I) visited the AGO for about three hours on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, and we're delighted by how large the gallery was, by the diversity in works and exhibitions available for viewing, and by how informative the complimentary tour was. The admission was a bit high for a student budget ($10CAN), but we found that the value... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

On a recent trip to Toronto, I visited The AGO, on exhibit was the OUTSIDERS, American photography from the 50's to the 80's by some noted photographers of tat era. It is a great exhibit along with The Thompson collection and artwork by Canadian and international artists. There are areas set up for kids so the whole family can enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Very nice gallery. Lots of variety . Restaurants and gift shop on premises. Very clean reasonably priced if living outside Toronto very worth h it for couples to get long distance membership.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Swung in to see outsiders exhibit on Sunday at 11. Not too busy and a good mix of topics and mediums.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

lots to see and do here. There are a number of activities and exhibits and I would suggest to check out the website and plan accordingly. Take a good pair of walking shoes because you are on your feet a lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Magnificent pieces of art, very strong exhibition during the year, great kids activities on the weekend. If there is no exhibition of your interest then visit it on the afternoon when entrance is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Great for on your own, with a friend or loved one, with kids or a group. Ow of Toronto's best cultural offerings. It's a do not miss - 'cause it's an art gallery blah blah - what I'm writing about are a couple tips: 1. The FOOD is really good. The cafeteria downstairs is casual and very healthy for kids,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

A very good collection of Canadian art, especially of the Group of Seven. Not very user friendly,however. For example in the Group of Seven section, no information is given about the history of the Group and no description about the paintings on the wall. Instead one has to get the information pamphlet by the door - if you are lucky... More 

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