Staircase above Walker Court
In addition to our world-class art collection and special exhibitions, many visitors come to the Art Gallery of Ontario to see the beautiful building itself.
The AGO has been through many evolutions in its 120-year history – inside and out.
Most recently, a spectacular renovation designed by architect Frank Gehry, who grew up in the neighborhood near the AGO. His update greatly expanded the available exhibition space while giving a fresh new look to the front and back of the building.
The transformed AGO opened to the public in 2008 and has been widely viewed as one of Toronto’s architectural gems ever since.
Missing your AGO? We are.
The AGO Design team is lucky enough to call this amazing building our workplace. As we all eagerly await its reopening, we want to share some of our favourite views with you.