Art Gallery of Ontario to Reopen on July 2, 2020


Credit: Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)has announced that it will safely reopento the public from July 2nd.

The reopening will be allowed in stages with AGO opening its doors to Members and Annual Pass Holders who book timed-entry tickets in advance on July 2nd.

AGO members will be allowed to book tickets from June 25 and Annual Pass holders can book starting June 26.

The general public can purchase timed-entry single tickets in advance starting July 16, the public, with visiting the Gallery to start on July 23.

During the reopening phase, the AGO will be open every Thursday thru Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

While group courses, tours and programs, including the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre, remain suspended, the AGO will continue to bring free talks, performances, tours and art-making experiences to visitors virtually at

Art Gallery of Ontario Reopening:

What’s Open and What’s On:

Three levels of the AGO will be open on July 2, including the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art, the Thomson Collection of European Art, the Thomson Collection of Canadian Art and the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre.

  • Originally scheduled to close in May, the AGO’s special exhibitions Diane Arbus, Photographs: 1956-1971 and Illusions: The Art of Magic have been extended until Nov. 8, 2020.
  • Haegue Yang: Emergence, originally scheduled to open on April 30, 2020, will now open in September of 2020. Renowned for her moveable sculptures, Emergence highlights twenty-five years of art making by the acclaimed South Korean artist, including two new installations commissioned by the AGO: a large-scale venetian blind work in the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Sculpture Atrium and a mural-like wallpaper at the AGO’s South Entrance.
  • Andy Warhol, organised by Tate Modern, London in collaboration with Museum Ludwig, Cologne, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and the Denver Art Museum, will open in spring of 2021.
  • I am Here: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces will open in spring of 2021.
  • ShopAGO’s physical store will open beginning July 2 every Thursday to Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for visitors with a timed-entry ticket.
  • AGO Bistro, Café AGO, the Espresso Bar in Galleria Italia and the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge remain temporarily closed as indoor dining is not permitted in Stage 2.


Thursday thru Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m from July 2, 2020


317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4

How Much:

All visitors 25 and under free, unlimited admission; a $35 Annual Pass includes entry for an entire year.

Single tickets are $25.

Buy tickets online


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