Monday, November 24, 2008

lining up for the ago's reopening


Waiting to Get Into the Art Gallery of Ontario Reopening - 3:15 PM Sunday Lineup Along McCaul Street

Art Gallery of Ontario, Northwest Side
For its recent reopening and public introduction to its Frank Gehry-designed additions, the Art Gallery of Ontario offered free admission for the inaugural weekend. Due to other commitments, I wasn't able to check it out until the Sunday. I arrived around 2:30 to find a line running down McCaul Street that curved onto Grange Road. Feeling hungry, I decided to eat a late lunch then return to assess the state of the line.

The top picture was what I returned to at 3:15 - the line had curved back onto McCaul and now stretched about a block further south. Since the AGO is maintaining a free admission night (unlike the Royal Ontario Museum, which I've only been to once since its star-architect addition opened), I figured it would be more relaxing to wait a few weeks to take in the changes.

Photos taken November 16, 2008 - JB

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