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Free Evening at the Art Gallery of Ontario (9/5/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Culture
Event Location: Art Gallery of Ontario - 317 Dundas St W
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 5 2018  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Sep 4 2018 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Matt
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Did you know that you can visit the Art Gallery of Ontario for free after 6pm on Wednesday evenings? Well, you can. With my band on hiatus I have a few free Wednesdays, so let's go check it out.

We will meet at the south west corner of Dundas St W and McCaul St (since the front entrance can be a bit frantic), then make our way over to the gallery. Once inside we will explore the gallery for a few hours. We can break into a few smaller groups at this point so everyone gets a chance to see what they want to see. Then we will meet back at the entrance just before closing time (8:45pm) to talk about what we saw, what we liked, disliked, etc. If you would like to head to a nearby pub afterwards for a more in depth discussion, you are welcome to do so, but this part of the event will be optional.

***PLEASE READ*** Backpacks and other large bags are not permitted in the gallery. There is a bag check at the front where you can leave your backpack, but you will not be allowed to take it into the gallery. The line for the bag check tends to be quite long, so I highly recommend not bringing any large bags if possible. If you absolutely must bring a backpack, be prepared to check it before you go in.

Please note that the free admission is only to the AGO's permanent collection. If you want to check out any of the special exhibits, you will have to pay for those. Personally, I find the permanent collection is more than enough to keep you occupied for a few hours. If you haven't been to the AGO before, you'll have more than enough art to look at.

One word of warning: As you may expect because it is free, the AGO is usually very busy during this time. It can be loud and a bit crowded at times which doesn't always make for ideal viewing conditions. If you prefer an opportunity to view art in a quiet setting, you may be disappointed.

To learn more about the AGO, visit their website:

Required Items to Bring:
A mild to extreme appreciation of art
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Unbridled enthusiasm

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The Art Gallery of Ontario is at 317 Dundas St W. It is three blocks west of St. Patrick Subway station on the University-Spadina Subway (also known as Line 1). You can also get there on the 505 Dundas streetcar, disembark at McCaul St. We will meet at the south west corner of Dundas St W & McCaul St. near the bus shelter, look for me with a Blue Jays cap.


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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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