10 Tips for a Great Visit
1 Beat the Lines and Buy Online
Online, timed-entry ticketing , how do we love thee? Let us count the ways:
One. Guaranteed admission (some days and times may sell out but you’re safe with online tickets).
Two. Avoid the long lineups.
OK, so we’ve only counted two, but you have to admit, they’re pretty good! To get tickets for your preferred time, buy online and bypass the ticket line when you arrive.
Print your tickets at home or flash them on your phone as you enter the Gallery. Tickets can also be picked up in person, should you run into problems printing at home. Frida & Diego is a timed-entry exhibition, which means you pick a time that suits you best and then enter the exhibition at any time during your designated hour. You can stay in the exhibition as long as you like. In fact, we encourage you to take your time!
2 See the Exhibition at a Time that Works for You!
We are open:
Tuesday & Thursday–Sunday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 8:30 pm
1st Thursdays (Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3): also open 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Open Monday December 24 & 31. Closed all other Mondays.
Want to avoid the crowds? School groups tend to visit on weekdays between 10 am and 2 pm, and weekends are our busiest time. Visit weekday afternoons to enjoy a less hectic experience.
3 Spend the Night with Us
The AGO is open late on Wednesday and on the first Thursday of every month.
We’re bringing it all together — art, artists, live music, food, drinks and you — for one spectacular Thursday each month!
First Thursdays, 6:30 – 11 pm: Nov 1, Dec 6 & Jan 3.
Visit ago.net/1stThursdays for event and ticket information.
4 Learn More
No doubt about it — preparing for your visit in advance greatly enriches your exhibition experience. Browse The Artists section of the site for tons of fascinating and useful information about the couple and their art. Connect with the AGO on Twitter and Facebook for regular Frida & Diego updates, to send us your feedback and to ask us questions about the exhibition. Learn more about the remarkable lives of Frida and Diego through our talks and film series. Visit ago.net/frida-and-diego-events for more information.
5 Getting Here
The AGO is located on Dundas Street West, just two blocks west of University Avenue. Visit ago.net/location for a list of nearby parking locations. Better yet, take public transit or bike. Avoid parking altogether. The AGO is on the TTC’s Dundas Street streetcar route. It’s also a short walk from the St. Patrick subway station. You can also take GO Transit to Union Station, then catch the subway north to St. Patrick station. Check ttc.ca or gotransit.com for specific routes from your location. We also have bike racks and a BIXI station just south of Dundas on Beverley Street.
6 Great Values and Deals
Very limited tickets remaining! To avoid disappointment this weekend and guarantee entry, please book tickets now.
|Visitor||Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting
(Includes General Admission)
|General Admission Only|
||FREE Book now||FREE|
|Adult||$25.00 Buy now||$19.50|
|Senior (65+)||$21.50 Buy now||$16|
(full time student with valid ID)
|$16.50 Buy now||$11|
|Youth (6–17)||$16.50 Buy now||$11|
(2 adults and up to 5 youths)
|$62.50 Buy now||$49|
|Children (5 and under)||FREE Book now||FREE|
*The first Thursday of each month
Want to save?
- Make it an occasion! Enjoy the exhibition and a 3-course Mexican-inspired dinner at FRANK, the AGO’s award-winning restaurant —all for only $65.
- Visiting during the day? Combine admission to the exhibition with lunch at our relaxed and family-friendly caféAGO for only $30.
- Best deal? Become an AGO Member and see the exhibition as often as you like, for free!
Bring your friends! Groups of 15 or more enjoy discounted pricing, exclusive Art Talks, dining offers and more. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416 979 6626.
Coming from afar? We’ve partnered with some great Toronto hotels. Save on hotel packages at ago.net/hotel-packages.
7 See Our Spectacular Collections
After experiencing the exhibition (or before, if that suits you better), check out the rest of the Gallery. From our extensive Group of Seven collection and European galleries to our cutting-edge contemporary works, there’s something for everyone at the AGO. Don’t miss your chance to experience three remarkable exhibitions featuring renowned artists Michael Snow, Evan Penny and Josef Sudek. It’s all included in your ticket.
8 Stay Fuelled
Looking at mind-blowing art can be hungry work. Luckily, the AGO offers plenty of options to fuel your visit. Join us at FRANK for 14 unique Prix Fixe Lunch and Dinner menus (a new one every week) that echo the heat, passion and sweetness of these two famous Mexican artists. Reservations are recommended.
For a more casual vibe, enjoy the relaxed, family-friendly environment of caféAGO, where kids 5 and under eat for free. Or unwind with a glass of wine and pastry in our licensed Espresso Bar in the light-filled Galleria Italia while enjoying a breathtaking view of Toronto framed by stunning architecture.
9 Shop ‘til You Drop
Before or after the exhibition, be sure to visit our spectacular shopAGO or the exhibition satellite shop where you’ll find a Mexican-inspired array of vibrant jewellery, décor and festive holiday items. Please note that our main store opens 90 minutes after the Gallery opens.
ShopAGOkids is creative, innovative — and fun! Bring the kids and check out shopAGOkids, our brand-new kid-friendly space on the lower level next to caféAGO. You’ll find art-inspired and design-conscious toys and products perfect for birthdays and the holiday season.
New this fall! One-stop décor shopping at the Design Centre Visit shopAGO’s Design Centre for all your décor needs — from custom prints to functional design and decorating items. Whether you’re a designer, stylist, homeowner or new downtown condo dweller, you’ll find inspired and innovative objects plus expert advice from in-house staff and guest designers.
10 Visit Again for Free
Become an AGO member today and visit as man y times as you like for free! Enjoy exclusive Members-Only benefits including free admission for a full year and tons of discounts.
Already Purchased Your Ticket?
Stop by the Membership Desk and apply the price of today’s admission(s) toward an AGO membership. Memberships start as low as $100.