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Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto - Art Gallery of Ontario Guide


Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto - Art Gallery of Ontario Guide
Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.ago.net">AGO</a>

Art Gallery of Ontario Transformed:

The Art Gallery of Ontario (the AGO) reopened in November 2008 after its spaces were transformed by architect Frank Gehry. The transformed AGO features Gehry's trademark use of Douglas Fir and glass, which gives the building warmth and drama.

AGO Collection Highlights:

The AGO features the following:
  • Henry Moore sculpture gallery – the largest public collection of works by this British sculptor
  • Masterpieces by Anthony van Dyck, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and many others
  • Pivotal works by major Canadian artists, including Emily Carr and members of the Group of Seven
  • Peter Paul Rubens' The Massacre of the Innocents was added as part of the AGO transformation
  • Contemporary works demonstrating major Canadian, American and European art movements, including those by Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and General Idea

AGO Address:

  • 317 Dundas Street West

AGO Phone

  • 416-979-6648

AGO Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10 am – 8:30 pm
Closed on Monday

AGO Admission ($Can):

Admission ranges from free for kids under 5 to $18 for adults.

FREE Wednesday Evenings from 6 pm to 8:30 pm (may vary during holiday season.)

Getting to the AGO:

  • Ride the subway to St. Patrick Station – the AGO is just 3 short blocks away.
  • Take the 505 streetcar; it stops at the AGO McCaul Street entrance.
  • Check the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for subway, streetcar and bus routes and times.

Near the AGO:

  • The AGO is in the heart of Chinatown, so be sure to finish your gallery visit around mealtime.
  • Don’t want Chinese? Nearby Beverly Street boasts dozens of trendy eateries and cafes.
  • The AGO is a 10-minute walk from Queen Street, one of the hottest shopping streets in Toronto.

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