The Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection includes close to 95,000 works spanning the first century to the present day. The gallery has 480,000 sq ft of physical space, making it one of the largest galleries in North America. The Gallery aims to bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.
Significant collections include the largest collection of Canadian art, an expansive body of works from the Renaissance and the Baroque eras, European art, African and Oceanic art, and a modern and contemporary collection. Drawing on this collection—as well as collaborations with museums around the world—the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, taking special care to showcase diverse and underrepresented artists. A major expansion designed by Frank Gehry in 2008 with lead support from the family of Ken Thomson makes the AGO a highly-photographed architectural landmark.
“An airy, modern place to hang out and enjoy incredible art and exhibits. Love the arts and crafts area for kids. The gift shop is full of one of a kind, cool items.”