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Art Gallery of Ontario

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    Lukas
    "Visit Henry Moore Sculpture Centre on Level 2 (Room 251)."(6 Tips)
    Sofia U.
    "... worth the visit, permanent collection of Canadian and European art, great..."(6 Tips)
    Martin B.
    "Great Canadian art center."(5 Tips)
    James K.
    "A Frank Gehry building with a nice interior."(4 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.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Way B.heart icon on user image
    Way BenjaminOctober 17, 2018
    Gorgeous spiral stairs that lead up to the top floor gallery. Don’t forget to check out the basement which has many models of naval ships, mostly from Britain. It’s spectacular and often overlooked.
  • Tania M P.heart icon on user image
    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.
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    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
  • Miguel M.heart icon on user image
    Miguel MuroJune 4, 2018
    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”
  • Justin O.heart icon on user image
    Justin OrdovezaJune 1, 2023
    This is a great museum that focuses on art both European art, First Nations art, and Canadian artists. There is a collection of model ships on the bottom floor.
  • Sofia U.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Mitaheart icon on user image
    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.heart icon on user image
    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.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Sokphal C.heart icon on user image
    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.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Khadir M.heart icon on user image
    Khadir MohamedJune 27, 2022
    Don’t forget to check out all floors including 3, 4 and 5. The main attraction 1 and 2 but the elevator to the others back side of the building for special events and contemporary
  • Shurraj R.heart icon on user image
    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
  • 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.
  • Oz G.heart icon on user image
    Oz GunalDecember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool architecture, more art than can be viewed in one visit and great children's activity center.
  • Jon S.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Marvinheart icon on user image
    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.
  • Katya R.heart icon on user image
    Katya RyabovaApril 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    So much to explore, one visit won't be enough. Invest in AGO Membership and come often!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Mitchell B.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Candace N.heart icon on user image
    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 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.
  • Scottie M.heart icon on user image
    Scottie MilagroJune 25, 2016
    The architecture is absolutely stunning. Collection is heavily Canadian which is great for visitors to Toronto.
  • 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.
  • Stef M.heart icon on user image
    Stef MattanaOctober 3, 2016
    One of the most beautiful modern gallery I've ever visited. If you're in Toronto it's a must.
  • 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!
  • Jessicaheart icon on user image
    JessicaMarch 17, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Their art carts are great!! Perfect for kids to get their creativity juices flowing throughout the gallery.
  • Franz V.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Aaronheart icon on user image
    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.
  • Paulette H.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Eeva M.heart icon on user image
    Eeva MäkeläJuly 30, 2015
    Architecture that creates perfect surroundings for the art it hides inside. Emily Carr exhibition was truly amazing!
  • Dale J.heart icon on user image
    Dale JeffriesJanuary 20, 2016
    The special exhibits are frequently exceptional. However, I come back often just to visit the Thompson collection.
  • Sean H.heart icon on user image
    Sean HullMarch 18, 2019
    Wonderful experience for young and old with art appreciation
  • Richard B.heart icon on user image
    Richard BarberNovember 20, 2016
    Be sure to check out the Mystical Landscapes Exhibit. Can't be described as anything other than genius.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • Qayserheart icon on user image
    QayserAugust 22, 2015
    Fantastic art venue near Chinatown. Came for the Art Across the Americas exhibition which was great.
  • Hani E.heart icon on user image
    Hani EJuly 12, 2015
    The special exhibits are usually great fun. Grab a cappuccino at the gallery upstairs, it's lovely.
  • Nick T.
    Nick Tan6 days ago
    Free admission every Wednesday from 6PM to 9PM. Make sure to book tickets in advance!
  • Julie L.heart icon on user image
    Julie LMay 11, 2018
    Luminous museum. Here for the Kusama exhibit and what an experience!
  • 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.
  • Stephanieheart icon on user image
    StephanieOctober 27, 2017
    They have some major art pieces but I was sad to see none from my favourite artist, Salvador Dali.
  • Bobby K.heart icon on user image
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 13, 2016
    Beautiful Gehry designed building with an excellent collection of world and Canadian art.
  • Christina S.heart icon on user image
    Christina SquitieriMarch 22, 2019
    Amazing. The First Peoples gallery is just incredible and so important.
  • Heather L.heart icon on user image
    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.
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