Best Toronto Attractions: Art Gallery of Ontario
Founded in 1900 and now one of the more prominent art museums in North America, the wide-ranging Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has over 79,000 works. The outstanding pieces of Canadian art (including works by the Group of Seven) are a national treasure. Along with superb Henry Moore plasters and bronzes, the gallery exhibits significant masterpieces of European art, from paintings by Vincent van Gogh to Pablo Picasso. A major renovation, designed by architect Frank Gehry, was completed in November 2008. It includes a free contemporary gallery with rotating exhibits, accessible at street level during gallery hours.