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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-979-6648
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10:30 - 17:30
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Hours:
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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Great collection but weak on information

We went to see the permanent Canadian Collection as another way to celebrate the sequicentennial. The group of 7 collection is really good BUT The pictures (and event the rooms... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We went to see the permanent Canadian Collection as another way to celebrate the sequicentennial. The group of 7 collection is really good BUT The pictures (and event the rooms) are unlabelled. We found only 3 torn and tattered pictorial guides among the rooms. Everyone was looking for them. docent/security guards knew almost nothing about the paintings. The With the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always have a great time here. So much to see and do. The exhibits are very well done and the architecture of the building is amazing in itself.

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Thank Rob M
New York City, New York
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This Frank Gehry designed building is beautiful inside and out. We particularly enjoyed the Canadian artists exhibit. The gift shop is also large and filled with interesting objects.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been a member for years.. I love it there. Their events and exhibitions are outstanding. Something for everyone. And free admission on Wednesdays after 4:30 but check the time just in case.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Art Gallery of Ontario has been a Toronto institution for over 100 years. It has gone through many changes and structural alterations over the decades. The most recent was a massive overhaul designed by the renowned Canadian architect, Frank Gehry. Gehry was born just a few blocks away from the gallery on Dundas St. West. The building is impressive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The dancers need a dance floor, the swingers gotta swing. Fashionable people doing questionable things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow talk about an incredible experience. You couldn't tear me away from the Egyptian exhibit. The energy was such a mix of old world and new for the spiritual type get a rush off the energy from the ancient artifics. Huge floors so plan on staying the entire day and wear good shoes.

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Central location. Saw fantastic exhibit. Coat check, admission, navigation all well marked and smoothly executed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visit a couple of times a year when there is a special exhibit. Buy tickets ahead of time online to avoid lineups. Try to go on a weekday to avoid crowds. Staff members are friendly and helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spend fantastic day in TheAGO . It was our first time and not a last for sure. Building itself worth a visit a beautiful modern art . Lots of exhibits for everyone in any age.

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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