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Access to Art Group Visits

The AGO invites visitors of all abilities to experience our collections in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Make the AGO yours and discover your creativity!

  • Creativity is proven to support emotional well-being.
  • Creativity reinforces the brain cells responsible for memory.
  • Creativity cultivates a positive approach to life that enhances the immune system.
  • Creativity promotes social interactions that help combat depression.

These programs are designed for a maximum of 20 participants and require a minimum of three weeks' notice to book. For more information please write to us at: accesstoart@ago.ca.

Access to Art guided programs are available at a reduced rate of $200 per group of 20 visitors.

Every year, a limited number of free tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please contact accesstoart@ago.ca.

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For self-guided visits please take a look at this linked resource that provides tips on how to support engaging with artworks.

 

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Multisensory Group Visits

The AGO Multisensory Tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision to experience the richness and diversity of our art collection. Explore the AGO's collection with a highly skilled art gallery educator trained to provide vivid detailed verbal description of the works on display, while participants can experience a selection of objects through touch, smell, or sound.

These 90-minute tours are booked a minimum of three weeks in advance. Tours are limited to 20 participants. Visitors with sight are welcome, as well.

Canadian Institute for the Blind

Official Partner of the Canadian Institute for the Blind

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Accessibility for Mental Health Organizations Program Group Visits

The AGO AMHOP tours provide an opportunity for visitors with mental health challenges to have an inclusive experience at the Gallery. Explore the AGO's collection with a highly skilled art gallery educator trained to provide support for participants by engaging with art through close observation, open ended questions, and discussion.

Please tell us about your group when booking so that we can customize a visit that best meets the needs of your participants.

These 60-minute tours are booked a minimum of three weeks in advance. Tours are limited to 20 participants.

seniors making art

Seniors Social

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are age 65+, join us for the launch of a new monthly series that combines conversation with art and artmaking.

Older adults are invited to have a social and creative experience in the heart of the AGO. The program explores a selection of artworks from the AGO Collections with conversations facilitated by an AGO Educator. After the tour, over coffee and tea, inspired by some of the ideas and artwork examples, you’ll create an artwork of your own.

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visitors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia in gallery

Art in the Moment

AGO Art in the Moment tours, developed in conjunction with the Toronto Alzheimer's Society, provide an opportunity for visitors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia and their care givers to experience our collection. Explore the AGO's collection with a highly skilled art gallery educator trained to provide support for participants by engaging with art through discussions and reminiscing activities.

These 60-minute tours are booked a minimum of three weeks in advance. Tours are limited to 20 participants.

Alzheimer Society Toronto

Official Partner of Alzheimer Society Toronto. For more information please visit alz.to.

 

ASL Interpreted Tours

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The AGO offers ASL interpretation for visitors who are deaf or have hearing loss and use American Sign Language.

Please book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

For more information please contact accesstoart@ago.ca.

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