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Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

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Admire the impressive range of over 80,000 artworks at Art Gallery of Ontario, one of the largest venues of its kind in North America. With a collection spanning the period between the 1st century CE and the present day, this architectural landmark (with a facade by noted architect Frank Gehry) houses First Nation carvings, Henry Moore sculptures, rare Quebecois religious items, and much more. Other highlights include permanent exhibits of European paintings by Tintoretto, Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, Rodin, Monet, Degas, Cezanne, and many other Baroque and Renaissance masters. It's difficult to see everything in a single day, but if you're on a tight schedule, you can get a good feel for the gallery by taking a short mini tour. Plan to visit Art Gallery of Ontario and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Toronto attractions using our Toronto route tool.
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  • When in Toronto, a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is well worth the time and the price of admission. This is an impressive art museum, where a minimum of two hours should be set aside to.....  more
    When in Toronto, a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is well worth the time and the price of admission. This is an impressive art museum, where a minimum of two hours should be set aside to.....  more »
  • if you know art, then likely a place to go, otherwise for the casual rainy day fan, worth stroll. Buy tickets on line, line for tickets excessively long - their system/staff painfully slow. Think 25....  more
    if you know art, then likely a place to go, otherwise for the casual rainy day fan, worth stroll. Buy tickets on line, line for tickets excessively long - their system/staff painfully slow. Think 25....  more »
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  • We went to this museum on a weekday and it was still a little busy but still nice. When you’re below 25, you have to register to an annual pass which is free but still takes up a few minutes. The museum in itself was not really my favorite because it had too much of contemporary art which I’m not so fond of. Otherwise, the floor with the miniature boat collection is really nice and the back stairs (accessible from the third and fourth floors) are worth going to admire the view from there. During our visit, there was a nice temporary exhibition which was really nice and intriguing and it seems like they have a nice set of these temp exhibitions !
  • Where do I even begin?! I got to the gallery at 3pm, thinking 2.5hrs would be enough time to finish the exhibit. (The gallery closes at 5:30pm) Spoiler alert: it wasn’t. I barely made it through the first floor alone. 😭 will definitely be back though!! If you can, make a day of it or get the annual pass for an additional $10 (day pass is $25). In my case, I was only in town for a short visit so didn’t make sense for me to get the annual pass.

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