Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto Ontario M5T 1G4
416 979 6648

Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of 583,000 square feet. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) expanded it facility in 2008 with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.

The Art Gallery of Ontario contains more than 5,000 works in 110 galleries. The layout of the Art Gallery is open and easy to navigate. The extensive use of glass allows for stunning views of the city from every direction.

AGO Art Collections

The Art Gallery of Ontario holds more than 79,000 works in its collection, which spans from 100 A.D. to present day.

The Canadian Collection

This collection documents the development of the Canada’s art heritage since pre-Confederation, including one of the largest and finest Inuit art collections in the world. The collection includes pivotal works by Cornelius Krieghoff, Lucius O’Brien, James Wilson Morrice, Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, David Milne, Emily Carr, Paul-Emile Borduas, Joyce Wieland, and Kenojuak Ashevak.

European Art

Masterpieces of European art 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.

Contemporary Art

The Art Gallery of Ontario 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. This collection includes art from both Canadian and International artists.

Photography Collection

A collection of more than 40,000 photographs represents the emergence of the medium in all its artistic, cultural and social diversity.

The Thomson Collection

The Thomson Collection at the AGO includes a broad range of works, from European to Canadian art, ship models and decorative arts.

Directions and Map to the Art Gallery of Ontario

By Driving

From QEW: Merge onto the Gardiner Expressway. Turn left at the Spadina Ave exit. Continue north and turn right when you reach Dundas St West. You will see the AGO at the corner of Dundas Street and Beverly Street on your right side.

From 401: Take the Avenue Road exit and go south to Dundas Street. Turn right onto Dundas Street West and you will soon see the AGO at the corner of Dundas and McCaul on your left side.

From Airport: follow Highway 427 to Toronto via the QEW/Gardiner Expressway. Turn left at the Spadina Ave exit. Continue north and turn right when you reach Dundas St West. The AGO will be on the right hand side at Beverly Street.

By Subway

The St. Patrick stop on the Yonge-University-Spadina line is the closest stop to the AGO entrance. The closest accessible stop is Queen’s Park (College Street) or Osgoode (Queen Street).

Exit the subway station and walk west on Dundas St W towards Simcoe Street. You will pass the Village by the Grange building on the left. At McCaul Street, you will see the AGO on the left hand side. It is 3 blocks from University or a 5 minute walk to the AGO from St. Patrick station.

By Streetcar

Dundas: If you’re taking the 505 Dundas streetcar from the east, get off at McCaul Street. If you’re arriving from the west, get off at Beverly Street. The streetcar stops are located conveniently right in front of the AGO.

Spadina: If you are arriving on the 510 Spadina streetcar from the north or south, get off at Dundas Street and walk east along Dundas. You will see the AGO on the right hand side when you reach Beverly Street. It is 3 blocks from Spadina or about a 5 minute walk.

Map of the Art Gallery of Ontario?s Location

Art Gallery of Ontario Video

Contact the Art Gallery of Ontario

Email: Contact Form

General Information: 416 979 6648 / 1 877 225 4246 (toll-free)
Administration: 416 979 6660 or 416 977 0414

Art Camp Office: 416 979 6660 ext. 368
Art Rental + Sales: 416 977 4654
Corporate Membership: 416 979 6660 ext. 292
Donations to the AGO: 416 979 6619

Frank Restaurant: 416 979 6688
Gallery Shop: 416 979 6610
Membership Information: 416 979 6620
Photographic Resources: 416 979 6674
Public Programs: 416 979 6608
Resource Centres: 416 979 6642
School Programs: 416 979 6608
Volunteer Services: 416 979 6661

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