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Celebrate the Season at the AGO

Spend time with family and friends exploring all that the AGO has to offer. From incredible exhibitions, creative programs for all ages and stages, delicious dining options including the new AGO Bistro and a shop full of gifts for everyone on your list, your time at the Gallery will be well spent. Experience art, architecture, culture and make memories that will last forever.

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Holiday Promotions

Give the Gift of AGO Membership

Show off your gifting skills this holiday season with a gift that will last all year long. AGO Members can enjoy the vast collection of Canadian and international art for FREE, receive gallery-wide discounts, first access to special exhibitions and so much more!

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Gift Artfully. Gift Thoughtfully.

Choose from a selection of gifts made by artists and makers from across our nation. All available at shopAGO in-store and online. With a selection of entertaining, décor and stylish jewellery and textiles you will find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

We’re making it even easier for you this year – we’re opening early and staying open late. Plus, Members always save 10% at shopAGO.

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Members’ Shopping Week starts November 14. Members can double their discount and save 20%* for one week only! *Some restrictions apply.

AGO Bistro

Celebrate the season with a holiday-inspired menu from December 1 – 23 and a delicious New Year’s Day Brunch on January 1.

Enjoy your favourite foods, including some special holiday inspired classics, delicious entrées and delectable sweets and treats.

Members always save 10% at AGO Bistro, excluding alcohol.

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There are other great dining options at the AGO – visit the Espresso Bar in Galleria Italia for coffee, tea, sweets, treats and the best view in the city, caféAGO for a quick lunch or the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge, a beautiful historic retreat available exclusively to AGO Members. Not a Member? Join Today.

Bake Sale

The AGO Bake Sale is back! Exclusive to Members, Staff and Volunteers.
No time to make those holiday treats? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Impress your family and friends with sweets and savory treats from the highly anticipated annual Bake Sale – your secrets safe with us.

Pre-order from November 6 – December 8
Pick-up on December 20 & 21, 12 – 6:30 pm

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Fun for the Whole Family

Enjoy quality time as a family this season. Get creative and have tons of fun.

Join us every Sunday from 1-4 pm for Family Sundays complete with artmaking, amazing tours and so much more.

Included with General Admission. Members always visit free!

Plus, you can always enjoy hands-on artmaking in the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre, a creative drop-in play space for young learners accompanied by an adult. Explore your children’s creativity and learning with costumes, books, artmaking activities and more.

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There’s no better time to discover the AGO. See our full exhibition listing.

Foyer at Bleak House

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters

From the fantastic to the frightful, don’t miss this rare glimpse into the world of renowned filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and his cabinet of curiosities. Until January 7, 2018.

Book Tickets

The experience continues with incredible talks, screenings, events and more. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to book yours today.


Inspiration is a Monster: Conversations with Legends of the Dark Arts
In this marquee series of talks, legendary creators share the sources of their inspiration, their relationship to the monstrous and the macabre.

Diamanda Galás | Monday, Nov. 27, 7 pm
R.L. Stine | Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 pm

The Prints of Francisco Goya: Etching Enlightenment’s Demise | Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7 pm

Film Screenings

Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights
Fridays, Oct. 6 - Dec. 8, 10 pm
Late-night screenings of del Toro’s personal list of the 10 most terrifying films of all time, including Psycho, Carrie, The Exorcist, The Silence of the Lambs and many more.

The Films of Guillermo del Toro
Wednesdays & Fridays, Oct. - Nov., 7 pm
Whether you’ve seen them before, or this is your first time, enjoy this series of incredible, legendary films – The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak.

Courses and Workshops

Artists of all ages and stages can express their creativity in courses and workshops with themes inspired by the Guillermo del Toro exhibition. Register for one of these and so many more at





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