Friday, 24 March 2017

AGO Art Gallery of Ontario - Best Free Things to Do in Toronto

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AGO or Art Gallery of Ontario located right at the edge of Toronto's Old Chinatown is a Must Visit for art lovers. AGO is the home of over 80,000 art pieces from Renaissance Europe to modern day Canada.

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AGO is housed in a striking titanium and glass building along Dundas Street West.

AGO was designed by Torontonian Frank Gehry who was also the architect responsible for the iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain (which you might recognise a certain resemblance).

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AGO stretches between McCaul Street in the east and Beverley Steet in the west. It is a short walk from St. Patrick subway station and can also be reached by streetcar (number 505).

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Though I am no artist, I do enjoy art. But, I won't pretend that I know anything about them at all. So, here are just some of pieces that caught my eye out of the thousands in the amazing collection during my first visit to AGO.

Feast your eyes 😄

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The Renaissance and Baroque sections are my personal favourites.

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Distinctive bone, ivory and stone sculptures by Canadian Arctic artist Manasie Akpaliapik who is now based in Toronto.

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There are sections dedicated to contemporary art.

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There are always new exhibits at AGO, so regular return visits are a must 😄

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Collection of Chinese snuff bottles from the Qing Dynasty.

Needless to say, these few pictures here can't even begin to do justice to the breath and depth of the vast precious collection at AGO. 

You got to come here and see it for yourself 😄

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Beautiful Victorian era houses along Dundas Street West across from AGO.

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AGO is open to public Free of Charge on Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm, making it one of the best free things to do in Toronto.

This was my first visit to AGO and I am sure that I will be back whenever I have the opportunity.

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Art Gallery of Ontario

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

Check AGO's official website for full gallery hours 👈

Date: 22 Mar 2017

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