Art Gallery of Ontario

Price guide: Expensive

317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1G4

Price guide: Expensive

Frank Gehry's Baroque Stairs
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Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
3.6
3.6
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Trendiness

Best for Culture - Expert review of Art Gallery of Ontario

All in one art and architecture

Frank Gehry's redesigned Art Gallery of Ontario was completed in 2008 and stands just blocks away from where the star architect grew up. Gehry’s first hometown commission has a gleaming wall of glass that flows the length of an entire city block. The spiral staircase almost outshines the art in the gallery, but don't miss the excellent collection of modern art on the top two floors.

Price advice: 

It's $19:50 for regular admission, $16 for seniors and $11 for those under 18. If you're travelling with a group of two adults and two kids, you can save a bit with a family pass ($49). You can save even more on Wednesdays from 6pm-close — it's free entry, but go early, lines can be long.

Expert tips: 
There's a great espresso bar hidden away on the top floor.

More information on Art Gallery of Ontario:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Architectural site, Art gallery, Museum
Address:
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1G4
Telephone:
+1 416 979 6648
Website:
http://www.ago.net
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue 10am-5:30pm, Wed 10am-8:30pm, Thu-Sun 10am-5:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
FRank Gehry

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