Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario2

The AGO is currently one of the largest art museums in North America, having recently expanded with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. It houses more than 80,000 works in its physical facility of 583,000 square feet and contains an extensive library, student spaces, gallery workshop space, artist-in-residence, a high-end restaurant, café, espresso bar, research centre, theatre and lecture hall, Gehry-designed gift shop, and an event space called the Baillie Court, taking up the entirety of the 3rd floor.

The AGO Art Gallery of Ontario is a 10-15 taxi drive from Inglis House.

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About The AGO

About The AGO

The AGO collections span from 100 A.D. to the present. Its' significant collections include: The Canadian Collection that vividly documents the development of the nation's art heritage since pre-Confederation, including one of the largest and finest Inuit art collections in the world; The Masterpieces of European Art that include works by renowned artists such as Anthony van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and René Magritte; The Thomson Collection at the AGO includes a broad range of works, from European to Canadian art, ship models and decorative arts; and the AGO also maintains a comprehensive collection of Contemporary Art spanning from 1960 to the present, reflecting global developments in artistic practice across all media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, projection art, and installation art.

In addition it houses the world's largest public collection of works by internationally renowned British sculptor Henry Moore as well as a Photography Collections of more than 40,000 works representing the emergence of the medium in all its artistic, cultural and social diversity. Works by 19th-century British, French, American and Canadian photographers, and 20th-century modernists, including a significant group of 1850s prints by British photographer Linnaeus Tripe, one of the foremost collections of works by Czech photographer Josef Sudek, and more than 18,000 press photographs from the Klinsky Press Agency taken in the 1930s and 40s.

Visitor Information, Tours, etc

  • Hours: 10:00a - 5:30p Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays and most Civic Holidays. Check with gallery for other Holiday closings
  • Wednesday evenings admission to all permanent collections are FREE to the public from 6:00p - 8:30p
  • Tours: AGO Tours are FREE with admission and offered on a number of different topics. They range from 20- 60 minutes in length.
  • Special Exhibits and featured events are typically ticketed separately and include general gallery admission
  • shopAGO operates 11:30a - 6:00p Tuesday through Sunday with a later 9:00p closing on Wednesdays
  • Admission is $19.50 Adult, $16 Seniors, $11 Students & Youth and Free for Children 5 and under. Check for group prices. Check out the AGO Ticket Portalto buy tickets on-line
  • In addition, the AGO is proud to be one of the founding members of the Toronto Public Library’s Museum + Arts Pass (MAP) program, “Borrow” free of charge a family pass to the AGO from any of the Toronto Public Library’s 99 branches. Contact your library for more information.