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Comparison Chart of Membership Categories and Benefits

Membership Categories and Benefits
 StudentIndividualFor Two*Long Distance
(100 K+ from Toronto)
FamilyContributingSupportingAGO NextSustainingFellow
  Select Select Select Select Select Select Select Select Select Select
Annual cost $45 $100 $130 $80 $130 $190 to $309 $310 to $609 $600 / $1,000 $610 to $999 $1,000 to $1,999
Free unlimited admission to the AGO’s collections and most special exhibitions for the cardholder (students require valid ID card) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
10% discount in the AGO restaurant, café and shop with additional seasonal offers yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Exclusive use of the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Discounts on AGO education programs including classes and talks yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Subscription to Art Matters, the AGO members’ magazine and subscription to the monthly e-newsletter yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Invitations to exhibition previews and special events yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Exclusive use of Art Rental & Sales Gallery yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Free coat check yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Two membership cards for free unlimited admission to the AGO’s collections and most special exhibitions for the two named adult cardholders and up to 5 children ages 17 and under       yes yes yes yes   yes yes
Advance notice of children's classes and FREE family events       yes yes yes yes   yes yes
Private playdate bookings (weekday afternoons only, for a fee) in the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre       yes yes yes yes   yes yes
AGO Caregiver Membership card available for $35. Please visit the Membership Desk on your next visit of call us for more details       yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Number of guests per membership (includes free coat check for guests)           2 3 1 / 2 4 4
Option to enroll in Pre-Authorized Continuous Payment Membership Program. Ask us how.           yes yes yes yes yes
Income tax receipt for maximum allowable portion           yes yes yes yes yes
Reciprocal admission at selected North American art museums including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo           yes yes yes yes yes
Free audio guides, when available                 yes yes
Invitation for 2 people to a curatorial talk or lecture                   yes
Invitation to a Curators’ Circle event                   yes
Invitations to ten exclusive AGO Next events               yes    

*For Two: Special level for two named cardholders OR one named cardholder and one guest each visit!

Curators' Circle – $2,000 to $25,000+

For individuals wishing to experience a closer relationship with the Gallery, we invite you to be part of Curators’ Circle. Join other art enthusiasts, collectors and friends of the Gallery at exclusive exhibition previews, tours of the collections, and enlightening talks with artist and curators. For more information on Curators’ Circle, please click here.



There are five easy ways to become a Member of the Art Gallery of Ontario

  1. ONLINE: Click here to purchase your membership online through the secure membership registration page.
  2. IN PERSON: Visit the Membership Desk at the AGO and your membership package will be processed within minutes.
  3. BY PHONE: Have your credit card ready and call the Membership Office at 416 979 6620, (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).
  4. BY FAX: If paying by credit card, complete the Membership Application Form and fax to 416 979 6646. Allow two weeks for processing.
  5. BY MAIL: Complete the Membership Application Form and mail it, with your choice of payment to:
    MEMBERSHIP OFFICE, Art Gallery of Ontario
    317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1G4.
  6. All AGO Membership prices include HST