AGO: Your window to the splendor of past and present

The Art Gallery of Ontario or AGO is Ontario's premier art gallery that shows the splendor of the past and present. It showcases not just the arts and works of Toronto or Canada's artists but also the world over.

AGO, as it is shortly called is a five-story building that looks like a ship at a distance outside. It is home to priceless collections of European, African, Asian, Canadian and Contemporary art gems. Wandering inside the premises of the art gallery is like you're traveling cross-continents and across borders.

The Art Gallery of Ontario treasures 79,000 art works way back from 100 A.D. to present.

It hosts the largest public work collection of world-renowned British sculpture, Roger Moore. There's a huge gallery for his works and there is a study center where visitors can watch the life and works of the sculptor. You shouldn't miss this part of the gallery!

There are a lot more to see at AGO that will blow your mind away. Take your time. Don't be in a hurry.

What's Happening at AGO now?

AGO is featuring the following exhibitions at the moment.

November 20, 2010 to April 3, 2011Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts
September 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011Julian Schnabel: Art and Film
September 15 – December 5, 2010Shary Boyle: Flesh and Blood
September 22, 2010 to January 2, 2011At Work: Hesse, Goodwin, Martin
October 23, 2010 – February 6, 2011Henry Moore in the 1930's
October 2 to November 28, 2010Allyson Mitchell: A girl’s journey to the well of forbidden knowledge
July 7 - December 12, 2010Frans Masereel: The Pulse of Paris

AGO at a Glance

Concourse / LOWER LEVEL

Inuit Visible Storage (Canadian) / Thomson Collection of Ship Models (European) / Library and Archives (Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives) / Theater (Jackman Hall)


The Grange (Canadian) / Sculpture Atrium / Contemporary Projects Gallery / Thomson Collection of European Art / Tanenbaum Center of European Art / Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Center / Temporary Exhibitions


African / Thomson Collection of Canadian Art / J.S. McLean Center for Canadian Art / David Milne Study Center / Galleria Italia (Contemporary) / Henry Moore Sculpture Center / Henry Moore Study Center / Oceanic / Temporary Exhibitions


Bailie Court (reserved for corporate and social functions)


Vivian and David Campbell Center for Contemporary Art


Contemporary Exhibitions / Espresso Bar


Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday10 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday10 am - 5:30 pm
Friday10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday10 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday10 am - 5:30 pm


Members Free
Adults $19.50
Seniors (65+)$16
Youth (6-17)$11
Students (Full Time with Valid ID)$11
Children (5 and under)FREE
Family Pass (2 adults and up to 5 youths)$49
FREE Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 pm (Permanent Collection only. Excludes surcharged exhibitions.)
FREE for Ontario teachers with valid ID from the Ontario College of Teachers (Permanent Collection only. Excludes surcharged exhibitions.
FREE AFTER 3 for Ontario high school students with valid student ID, Tuesday to Friday after 3 pm (Permanent Collection only. Excludes surcharged exhibitions.


Nearest subway:

St. Patrick subway station. Walk west on Dundas Street West to Simcoe Street. Pass by the Grange Building on your left. Right after that is McCaul Street. You can't miss it. It's a 5-minute walk from the subway.

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