Toronto’s cultural scene is awash with art galleries and art galleries of all sizes.
But few have made as much of a splash as the Art Gallery of Ontario, an institution that opened in 1986 and is a hub for the city’s arts scene.
It was founded on the idea that “a place where the arts can flourish together, where the voices of all can be heard and felt, is more than just a place to get a coffee, a cup of tea or a glass of wine.
It is a place of community.”
For its 150th anniversary, the gallery was named one of Canada’s 100 most influential institutions.
The gallery has had a huge impact on the way the city thinks about art, from creating the cityscape to its representation in the media and the arts community.
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