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Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery and Art Museum
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  • Martin B.
    "Great Canadian art center."(5 Tips)
    Sofia U.
    "... worth the visit, permanent collection of Canadian and European art, great..."(5 Tips)
    James K.
    "A Frank Gehry building with a nice interior."(4 Tips)
    Lukas
    "Visit Henry Moore Sculpture Centre on Level 2 (Room 251)."(3 Tips)
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  • Art Gallery of Ontario
    Art Gallery of OntarioJanuary 5, 2012
    Did you know that the AGO's spiral staircase, designed by Frank Gehry, is purposefully narrow so that people could bump into each other and fall in love. Ahhh!
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RaiaMay 23, 2017
    The best thing about this museum is the architecture, it is a lovely building. If you are visiting Toronto, make sure to stop by for a visit. Mixed feelings about their collection in view.
  • Costas L.
    Costas LazaridesDecember 16, 2012
    At $CA 25 it is the most I have paid for entrance at a museum. But it boasts an impressive collection thanks to its founders, benefactors and private collections that were once enjoyed by a lucky few.
  • huiline
    huilineJuly 22, 2016
    Right On: Maybe the best salad buffet in town every other Friday at the AGO Cafe. The exotic toppings seem to be disappearing as they may be having a hard time staying in the black. Best hidden gem
  • Tania M P.
    Tania M PollokJanuary 15, 2017
    The architecture alone is worth coming. Add the view as well as the Group of Seven exhibits to make an enjoyable and worthwhile visit. To see everything more visits are needed. Seems great for kids.
  • Miguel M.
    Guided tours can be tough to follow specially if there’s a lot of tourists. The collection is awesome, though. My favorite is “the lady of Shalott”
  • James
    JamesNovember 19, 2015
    The building itself is an architectural marvel. The permanent exhibits are great and there are always fantastic temporary exhibits as well.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzOctober 25, 2015
    This museum is definitely worth the visit, permanent collection of Canadian and European art, great contemporary exhibits. Building itself is very well designed as well
  • Mita
    MitaDecember 11, 2014
    Have a gelato and espresso to give you the energy boost you need to see all the good things here, especially on the 5th floor.
  • Ilissa G.
    Ilissa GilmoreOctober 26, 2017
    Check out the First Thursdays event; it's a pretty good time. I went to the one in October for GDT exhibit/Peaches concert. FANTASTIC idea/execution.
  • Kat F.
    Kat FAugust 10, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Free on Wednesdays after 6pm. But wait an extra hour to come so the queue subsides; it doesn't take as long as you think to walk through the gallery and you'll have more room to do so!
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchMay 3, 2012
    Redesigned in 2008 by Frank Gehry, this museum houses more than 80,000 pieces that span from 16th Century Dutch masters to early 20th Century photographers to Post Modernists.
  • Oz G.
    Oz GunalDecember 24, 2013
    Cool architecture, more art than can be viewed in one visit and great children's activity center.
  • Sotheby's International Realty Canada
    We love the Art Gallery of Ontario... for the art exhibitions and for their restaurant Frank. Make sure to swing into the restaurant for a bite if you're hungry!
  • Sokphal C.
    Sokphal ChanApril 2, 2015
    You'd probably need about a full day or two to really go through the art, but definitely worth viewing. Go on Wednesday nights, 6 - 8 is free!
  • Geoffrey C.
    Geoffrey CavenAugust 16, 2014
    Go on free Wednesdays. Good selection of exhibits, with a focus on Canadian content. The building is as much a work of art as anything in it.
  • Lost S.
    Lost SpeciesApril 16, 2013
    The AGO App provides a great way to understand the exhibits while you are looking at them using the tour feature. But be warned, not all the exhibits it will guide you to will actually be on display.
  • Shurraj R.
    Shurraj RaoMay 1, 2015
    A nice place to space out and explore the inner artsy side of us. Post-sec student get in for free after 6 on wednesdays
  • ALT Hotels
    ALT HotelsJuly 10, 2012
    Entry to the Permanent Collection is free from 6 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday! // Accès gratuit à la collection permanente les mercredis de 18 h à 20 h 30!
  • Ericu D.
    Ericu DesuJune 29, 2017
    Great museum with plenty of art to see. Mostly by Canadian artists but they also have works from artists around the world including Picasso, Monet, and Rembrandt.
  • Jon S.
    Jon ShecketMarch 10, 2015
    Fantastic building and galleries. The best stuff is on the first three floors but go to the top to look out the window.
  • Franz V.
    Franz VitulliSeptember 29, 2016
    A must see in Toronto. The building itself is astonishing. Props to the volunteers who will join you and discuss paintings with you.
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comSeptember 13, 2011
    The largest art gallery in Canada and home to the world’s largest collection of sculptures by Henry Moore. Explore by yourself or go on a guided tour, then dine/drink at caféAGO or Frank Restaurant.
  • Candace N.
    Candace NicholsonAugust 9, 2014
    Great exhibits, most of which you can photograph for personal use. The gift ship staff is unhelpful, but there's free WiFi.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 29, 2015
    When exploring the Art Gallery of Ontario, look for the picturesque Frank Gehry designed spiral staircase. It is a statement piece in itself and worth seeking out.
  • Katya R.
    Katya RyabovaApril 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    So much to explore, one visit won't be enough. Invest in AGO Membership and come often!
  • Mitchell B.
    Mitchell ButlerOctober 19, 2016
    If you live in the city, you should consider membership. It's well priced for such a great environment to work and meet.
  • Paulette H.
    Paulette HamiltonJune 18, 2016
    Sit and listen to music @ the decades project or see sound poetry @ Song Dong communal courtyard workman-arts artist and bill Bisset
  • Steve C.
    Steve CosmanAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Become a member! You support the arts, get members club access, and free entry to all the special exhibitions.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroJune 25, 2016
    The architecture is absolutely stunning. Collection is heavily Canadian which is great for visitors to Toronto.
  • MV1 Canada
    MV1 CanadaAugust 15, 2011
    The AGO offers American Sign Language tours for visitors who are deaf or have hearing loss. The tours are interactive and are designed to increase visitors' opportunities to engage with art.
  • Maria
    MariaAugust 15, 2015
    For sure it's worth a visit - the building is beautiful! It's a must-go for the architecture itself. But when I went there (Auguts'15) I found the collection pretty poor and disappointing.
  • Qayser
    QayserAugust 22, 2015
    Fantastic art venue near Chinatown. Came for the Art Across the Americas exhibition which was great.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SetoMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are under 40, have an interest in art, and enjoy fun events with great people then you should join AGO Next.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 12, 2016
    Make sure to visit The Idea of the North, The Paintings of Lawren Harris, exhibit at The Art Gallery of Ontario curated by Steve Martin, on until September 18th.
  • Stef M.
    Stef MattanaOctober 3, 2016
    One of the most beautiful modern gallery I've ever visited. If you're in Toronto it's a must.
  • Jim M.
    Jim MorrisonSeptember 16, 2010
    Admire Ghery's architecture or the art exhibits, always great. They have free tours with a guide to various exhibits. very informative. Check their website for timings.
  • Heather L.
    Heather Li | 李小倩December 9, 2012
    Do Yoga at the AGO for just $10. You get to practice when the place is closed—a unique experience.
  • Aaron
    AaronDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    After five years of visits, I still haven't tired of the permanent collection of modern Canadian art. Always refreshing.
  • Cineplex
    CineplexJuly 30, 2012
    The Vow (2012), which stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, is filmed in many places in Toronto. The lovers exchange their vows at a guerilla wedding staged in the AGO.
  • Dale J.
    Dale JeffriesJanuary 20, 2016
    The special exhibits are frequently exceptional. However, I come back often just to visit the Thompson collection.
  • Hani E.
    Hani EJuly 12, 2015
    The special exhibits are usually great fun. Grab a cappuccino at the gallery upstairs, it's lovely.
  • Allermanger
    AllermangerMarch 17
    Been here 5+ times
    Their art carts are great!! Perfect for kids to get their creativity juices flowing throughout the gallery.
  • ADF L.
    ADF LoyalistOctober 24, 2014
    The Michelangelo exibit right now is really stunning. Getting to look into the mind and ideas of an artist of that time is a sureal experience.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 20, 2012
    Admission is free every Wednesday between 6 and 8:30, but entry lines are often long, so arrive early.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteJune 16, 2013
    Amazing gallery, great exhibits and free wifi!! If I lived in Toronto I'd become a member for sure
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 13, 2016
    Beautiful Gehry designed building with an excellent collection of world and Canadian art.
  • Henry's
    Henry'sDecember 14, 2012
    It goes without saying, that we highly recommend you check out the Photography section of the Art Gallery!
  • Richard B.
    Richard BarberNovember 20, 2016
    Be sure to check out the Mystical Landscapes Exhibit. Can't be described as anything other than genius.
  • TIFF
    TIFFAugust 28, 2013
    Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario will play host to over 50 screenings for programmes including Wavelengths, TIFF Docs and Contemporary World Cinema.
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