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Art Gallery of Ontario

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  • Martin B.
    "Great Canadian art center."(5 Tips)
    Art Gallery of Ontario
    "our permanent collection FREE of charge!"(5 Tips)
    James K.
    "A Frank Gehry building with a nice interior."(4 Tips)
    "Visit Henry Moore Sculpture Centre on Level 2 (Room 251)."(3 Tips)
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  • Rebecca R.
    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
    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.
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    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!
  • 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.
  • Kat F.
    Kat FAugust 10
    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!
  • #the6ixAppGuide
    The AGO mobile visitor guide offers an easy way to plan your experience, find out about current exhibitions, engage with works from our collection, and more. Download the app now! Read more
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Ericu D.
    Ericu DesuJune 29
    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.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Steve C.
    Steve CosmanAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Become a member! You support the arts, get members club access, and free entry to all the special exhibitions.
  • 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.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroJune 25, 2016
    The architecture is absolutely stunning. Collection is heavily Canadian which is great for visitors to Toronto.
  • Qayser
    QayserAugust 22, 2015
    Fantastic art venue near Chinatown. Came for the Art Across the Americas exhibition which was great.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dale J.
    Dale JeffriesJanuary 20, 2016
    The special exhibits are frequently exceptional. However, I come back often just to visit the Thompson collection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hani E.
    Hani EJuly 12, 2015
    The special exhibits are usually great fun. Grab a cappuccino at the gallery upstairs, it's lovely.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Henry's
    Henry'sDecember 14, 2012
    It goes without saying, that we highly recommend you check out the Photography section of the Art Gallery!
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 13, 2016
    Beautiful Gehry designed building with an excellent collection of world and Canadian art.
  • 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.
  • Alex S.
    Alex ShalanAugust 28, 2013
    The European collection with the religious ivory and birch wood relics are impressive and worth admiring.
  • Dyan P.
    Dyan PerryDecember 23, 2013
    The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918, is absolutely beautiful!
  • Mr. Spotlight
    Mr. SpotlightOctober 19, 2014
    A beautiful art gallery. The building itself is a piece of art.
  • Meagan E.
    Meagan EllistonNovember 18, 2012
    Check out the Frida Kahol exhibit. And while youvare there, go check out the Evan Penny exhibit on the 4th floor!
  • Alina D.
    Alina DSeptember 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The collection is quite good for CANADIAN standards but the security they have has too much power tripping-need to learn respect and customer service.
  • Terrence C.
    Terrence ClarkFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I am here for the Art Spieglemam exhibition. It was good. I can not wait until Piper is old enough for the children's books.
  • Marvin
    MarvinFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The gift shop is actually suitable for this one — you can find neat things here for someone special.
  • Magali M.
    Magali MAugust 13, 2014
    Really cool museum, Nice collections, uber friendly staff . Definitely stop by.
  • Barbara W.
    Barbara WarnerMay 20, 2012
    Fabulous family area in basement -- worth the trip down if only to see the intriguing and beautiful "Emily Carr"!
  • Eeva M.
    Eeva MäkeläJuly 30, 2015
    Architecture that creates perfect surroundings for the art it hides inside. Emily Carr exhibition was truly amazing!
  • paolo b.
    paolo benvenutoJune 3, 2016
    Amazing architecture. Make sure to check out the 4th and 5th floor!
  • Lukas
    LukasMay 22, 2013
    Visit Henry Moore Sculpture Centre on Level 2 (Room 251). You'll enjoy it!
  • Ivanna L.
    Ivanna LipychFebruary 5, 2015
    The architecture of this place is just amazing!
  • Jeffrey C.
    The building itself is amazing Georgia O’Keefe exhibit tremendous
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon McarthurApril 2, 2011
    I worked here a while back - if you get a chance talk to the guards in the brown suits - they actually are a lot of fun
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 14, 2015
    A bit blah, there is nothing that stands out and there isn't much curation just items stuck in a room. The building is great for sure, but that alone isn’t worth the entrance price.
  • Natsha S.
    Natsha SandMay 12, 2011
    Don't forget to stop by AGO shop. There are nice postcards for sale in a such very reasonable price.
  • Colin W.
    Colin WalcottNovember 14, 2012
    Don't park on Dundas or McCaul Street after 6PM :) Otherwise I love the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Lorena G.
    Lorena GorettiApril 1, 2015
    Architectural Signage Southwood Group Custom Graphics Specialists: Materialen & methoden Read more
  • Tiina J.
    Tiina JenkinsSeptember 11, 2011
    Chagall and the Russians, do not miss it! And the Moore is great for climbing kids.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SalmonJuly 5, 2015
    Terrific exhibition of American landscapes. Loved the Canadian section.
  • Smythe D.
    Smythe DawonderMarch 10, 2010
    One of the highlights of Toronto, you have to go and you have to see it all. Which most likely means you have to go twice. Place is HUGE!!!
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
    Wednesday nights from 6 to 8:30 p.m., visitors can enjoy our permanent collection FREE of charge!
  • Nazia R.
    Nazia RfJune 30, 2015
    Definitely worth a visit! Amazing art and history!
  • Ramin H.
    Ramin HossainiMay 24, 2015
    A little underwhelming. Never been a fan of art being framed with glass, because the reflections are an annoyance. That being said, some may not really care about it.
  • An N.
    An NaOctober 7, 2016
    Wednesday night free entrance :) Great selection of Canadian art & large collection of Henry Moore sculptures
  • JP P.
    JP ParkFebruary 20, 2016
    A fun museum with a gallery feel to it.
  • Connie C.
    Connie CrosbyOctober 27, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    The artifacts tour in The Grange (now the AGO members lounge) takes you on a small tour of a current excavation of artifacts left throughout the house in the 1850s by a maid. On until April 2010 only. Read more
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 28, 2015
    Great collection of art. Good value.
  • :.
    Free crayons and drawing paper inside AGO shd allow your kids to express themselves artistically :D
  • photojunkie
    photojunkieApril 19, 2012
    Wednesday nights are free at the Gallery. It's a great destination for an inexpensive date.
  • Caroline V.
    Caroline VermeeschOctober 11, 2014
    Make sure to go on a Wednesday Night, Free entree !!
  • Marc Andre R.
    Marc Andre RoyAugust 14, 2013
    The Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller exposition is a MUST!
  • Rocio A.
    Rocio ArenasJanuary 10
    The view from the second floor is just amazing
  • Liubov L.
    Liubov LomonosovaAugust 15, 2014
    Very big museum. Great collection.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PersaudSeptember 16, 2010
    Free every Wednesday evening from 6pm to 830pm. Do it. Worth your while.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BSeptember 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Memberships are only 100 dollars and pay themselves off within 4 visits.
  • Sanne v.
    Sanne van der BeekApril 21, 2015
    The art is conventional but the building is amazing!
  • Hiro S.
    Hiro SüdbahnhofApril 7, 2012
    a student animation video for the AGO that helps you imagine your experience here. Read more
  • Keiko S.
    Keiko SuganumaFebruary 17, 2014
    Has a lot of beautiful Canadian art
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChengMay 16, 2013
    AGO is free on Wednesday nights. Enjoy art for free'
  • Jorge L.
    Jorge LeeSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    ABEX is half an hour wait time. But today is the last day. Worth going.
  • Christine K.
    Christine KordaMarch 28, 2015
    Speciality mini cakes all the rage at the AGO
  • HI-Toronto Hostel
    HI-Toronto HostelAugust 17, 2011
    On Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30pm admission to the gallery’s permanent collection is free.
  • Pat C.
    Pat CaporaliApril 29, 2012
    Kids art and crafts area to keep them happy and amused.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DevlinAugust 12, 2012
    Great good and coffee in the upstairs espresso bar ...
  • Andrew
    AndrewMarch 13, 2013
    Great spot for toddlers to play and explore
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrownAugust 7, 2014
    The cafe on the 2nd floor is so good.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
    Art Gallery of OntarioDecember 6, 2011
    Here to see Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde? Don't miss Constructing Utopia: Books and Posters from Revolutionary Russia (1910-1940) Read more
  • P J.
    P JAugust 16, 2014
    I love the new love, money...self guided tour!
  • Cidomar B.
    Wonderful building. Great place to visit.
  • Pat C.
    Pat CaporaliApril 29, 2012
    While they look like wood they are actually REALLY comfy chairs! Try them.
  • Jacobo V.
    Jacobo VallierNovember 2, 2014
    Edificio espectacular que combina madera y cristal, curvas y rectas. La colección permanente reune arte de todo el mundo. Miércoles de 6:00 a 8:30 visita gratuita. Ven a la Jackman Hall durante TIFF!!
  • Katlen F.
    Katlen FerreiraMarch 28, 2016
    É uma museu bem bonito, o acerto não conta com muitas obras famosas, toda quarta-feira depois das 17h a entrada é gratuita. O corretor tem uma arquitetura bem legal.
  • Adrien L.
    Adrien LangloisMay 22, 2013
    Le wifi de ce musée déchire grave ! Un bon endroit pour surfer sur internet quand vous êtes à l'étranger. Evidemment, les oeuvres sont à visiter d'abord ;-)
  • Odile R.
    Odile Roujol5 days ago
    Beautiful contemporary art master pieces. A ne pas manquer . Hommage au Native americans et à Mother Nature
  • Pablo S.
    Un lugar excelente para pasar todo el día viendo arte de gran calidad. El sótano también tiene una interesante colección de barcos a escala.
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel García1 week ago
    La colección permanente vale la pena dedicarle 4 horas mínimo, y la intervención de Gehry es genial, en particular la escalera.
  • hyun jeong h.
    굳이 컨셉을 담지 않은 기본 코스만으로도 종일 감상할 수 있다. 거대한 놀이터 :)
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GarcíaDecember 16, 2016
    En invierno vale la pena dejar el abrigo en el guardarropa, el clima en el interior es cálido
  • Gabriel G.
    Gran colección de arte, la adición de Frank Gehry es muy buena
  • Julio
    JulioAugust 17, 2014
    Los miércoles a partir de las 18:00 es gratis la colección permanente
  • Lula A.
    Lula AvilaJuly 4, 2016
    Mis expectativas eran otras , es caro y pero por la sala de exhibición de Italia woooow me dejo con la boca abierta !!!!
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