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Art Gallery of Ontario's Teachers' Access Program (TAP)

Teacher Access Program

The Art Gallery of Ontario's Teachers' Access Program offers Ontario teachers an enhanced level of engagement with the Gallery. Through AGO TAP, teachers receive FREE general admission to the Gallery, invitations to exclusive teachers' events, the Educators' eNewsletter, resources and tools for use in the classroom – and much more.

Registration for AGO TAP is FREE with a valid Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) card.

AGO TAP benefits include:

  • Subscription to the Educators' eNewsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive teachers' events and previews
  • FREE general admission
  • Upgrade price for special exhibitions
  • Access to teachers' workshops
  • Advance notice of special school tours and programming
  • Special offers
  • AGO resources and activities that you can use in the classroom to help students build visual literacy and develop their skills in observation, interpretation, critical thinking and creativity.

Please note that due to high demand, we are experiencing activation times longer than our standard 72 hours for our Teachers Access Program.

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Are you interested in additional benefits such as free admission to special exhibitions, discounts at the restaurants and shopAGO, special pricing for AGO education programs including classes and talks? We now offer a Teacher Membership level, click here for pricing and more details.


To receive your free general admission ticket to the AGO or purchase an upgrade ticket after you have registered in AGO TAP, please present your valid OCT card and photo ID at the AGO ticket desk. Please allow 72 hours for activation of AGO TAP registrations.

Tickets issued through AGO TAP are only valid for the same day, future dated tickets are not available. Limit of one AGO general admission ticket/special exhibition upgrade ticket per registered AGO TAP teacher per day. Ticket cannot be not transferred or sold. No cash value.

AGO TAP is free for Ontario teachers with a valid OCT card. The Art Gallery of Ontario reserves the right to alter or discontinue the Teacher Access Program at anytime.

If you have any questions about the AGO's Teachers' Access Program please contact us via email at


School and Teacher Programs are generously supported by

  • The Weston Family Teacher Training Fund established by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Education programs at the AGO are supported by endowment funds from the Arthur Lismer Group, The Learning Circle, and the Learning Fund.

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