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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 - 17:00
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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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Always something new and exciting with the various exhibits, fantastic regular collection and beautiful architecture.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 April 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Always something new and exciting with the various exhibits, fantastic regular collection and beautiful architecture.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great to go and view. Enjoyed very much. Wear comfy shoes. Parking was easy to find. At times confusing know where you are on the map given.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

free tours every hour, lovely building, excellent exhibits including works by Bernini and Reubens, Special section on Canadian artists is excellent.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

This is a great building, well looked after and used to great effect. There are a myriad of galleries, all full of painting, some rather too full. I also visited their American “Outsiders” gallery, which seemed a tad pretentious. I left after two hours and felt that I had seen most of what I wanted to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

I've visited the AGO a few times and have always been impressed with their exhibitions, some recent ones include Kahlo, Turner and the current one on American photographers. Great collection of the Group of Seven and some other nice sections throughout the building. Parts of the gallery can be a bit of a maze and I do wish they had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

The AGO is a great example of a venerable city institution working hard to become an involved and viable part of a very large complex city. The Frank Gehry addition certainly helped, and the choice of special exhibits is excellent. A real treasure at the museum that I always go see is the amazing Henry Moore sculpture collection...spaced out beautifully... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

A very educational experience offering various forms of art to appreciate. It was a quick (although brisk on this particular day) walk from our hotel through an interesting neighborhood offering a variety of restaurant choices either pre or post review.

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Saskatoon, SK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I wasn't really sure what to expect from the AGO but I was blown away by the collection. The AGO rivals the National Gallery of Canada as the best art gallery in Canada. The Group of 7 paintings along with some classic Warhol, Lichenstein and impressionist paintings made it an exceptional half day visit. If I lived in Toronto, I'd... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Nice place. Make sure you have on your walking shoes because there are so many exhibits and the galleries are spread out over several floors. Right now they have the Outsiders which is an exhibit of 60's photography. There is also Super real pop art, gallery tours, special event nights such as AGO nights where you get to enjoy the... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

VERY NICE ART COLLECTION , I was there in Octobor , lots of paintings and statues and also wooden crafts and Ivory , also collection of photography .

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