Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is one of the largest art galleries in North America with a collection of over 95,000 pieces of artwork. This impressive catalogue features a range of works from classical to the present day. It showcases Indigenous and Canadian artists, as well as internationally-renowned artists from around the world.  

The extensive 45,000 square metres of gallery space displays its permanent exhibits as well as temporary and travelling exhibitions. You can always expect to see a new piece of artwork or discover a new artist every time you visit.

Nighttime street view of the front of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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How to get to Art Gallery of Ontario

Location: 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto

By transit: The AGO is easily accessible via the TTC subway and streetcar networks. The 505 Dundas Streetcar has stops conveniently located in front of the AGO.

By car: Paid parking lots are available within a short walking distance of the AGO.

Know before you go

The gallery can get very busy on weekends and holidays. Purchase tickets in advance online to save time.

Purchase an AGO Annual Pass and get a full year of unlimited visits to the AGO for an affordable price. Visitors 25 and under can purchase a Free Annual Pass.

The AGO offers free admission on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free tickets must be booked in advance.

Things to do at Art Gallery of Ontario

Discover more activities and experiences.

Roam through the collections

Stroll through the gallery spaces and discover the AGOs vast collection of artwork. Works include painting, photography, sculpture, prints, immersive installations and more.

Take an art class

Register for one of the AGOs art courses and unleash your inner artist. Adult courses are available for all skill levels, as well as fun workshops for children and youth.

Participate in fun events

Attend workshops, socials, live music events and even yoga classes throughout the year at the AGO. Check out their list of events to discover more unique activities.

Grab a bite

Stop by the AGO’s espresso bar for coffee and snacks during your visit. Book a table at the AGO Bistro for brunch, lunch or dinner and taste artful dishes.

Visit the gift shop

After you’re done in the galleries, pay a visit to the AGO Gift Shop. Browse through an eclectic collection of sculptures, home decor, jewellery, art books, prints, dishware and toys.

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Glass and concrete façade of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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Interesting facts about The Art Gallery of Ontario

From its inception, the Art Gallery of Ontario has focused on bringing people together and inspiring a new perspective through art.

Through the decades, the museum has undergone multiple renovations and expansions. Most notably was the renovation by world renowned and Toronto-born architect, Frank Gehry. Not only can you expect to see incredible pieces of art, but you’ll also be impressed by the rich architectural design of the building itself. Gehry’s design includes uniquely sculpted staircases and the extensive use of glass, bringing natural light into the gallery spaces.

Accessibility features

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Information available in alternative format

Accessible formats (e.g. for menus,  brochures, etc) and communication  supports are provided in a timely manner  upon request at no extra charge in  consultation with the person making the  request.

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: April 12, 2024

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