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Favourite Views

The AGO's Design team considers themselves lucky to call the amazing building their workplace. As they eagerly await the Gallery's reopening, the team shares some of their favourite views - and asks the AGO community to do the same.

Staircase above Walker Court

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.

View of downtown Toronto from the roof of the AGO

Large Two Forms, Dundas and McCaul (1974)

View from the entrance on a Monday morning

View of Large Two Forms in Grange Park (2019)

Walking down the spiral staircase during Kusama

AGO spiral staircase
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