While working 9-5 may be a great way to make a living, it can leave little time for all the fun things, like visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario as often as you want. At least, it used to cramp your style. Starting May 9, the AGO is extending its hours on select Friday evenings. You’re welcome, werking ladies.

Mark it down: the ENTIRE gallery will remain open until 8:30 on Friday May 9, June 6 and July 11!

We couldn’t think of a more relaxing and cultured way to celebrate the end of a grueling workweek than a trip to the AGO. This Friday, we’re looking forward to checking out the dark, passionate and moving Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror & Beauty exhibition. Have you seen it? You can get tix HERE!

Once you and your pals have taken in all the arty sights, walk over to AGO’s FRANK restaurant for some serious postmodern criticism (or gossip, w/e) over cocktails. Be sure to order something yummy from their Spring  Cocktail Collection like a Kiwi Mojito or Victorian Pimm’s. FRANK is open Tuesday through Saturday evenings 5:30pm to 10pm.

But wait… there’s more! In addition to seeing the art, the AGO wants you to meet some incredible contemporary Canadian artists at one of its free opening parties. Bring your friends, grab a drink and take the opportunity to chat with Scott McFarland on Wednesday, May 14  from 6:30 to 8:30. Geoffrey Farmer opening party goes down Wednesday, July 2.

And no discussion of the AGO after dark would be complete without a shout out to Toronto’s favuorite monthly art party: First Thursdays! The next #AGO1st goes down on June 5 with a celebration of all things true north. Sloan will headline this epic night of Canadian art, talks, dranks and more! Get your tix HERE!


Friday May 9 – Late Friday night at AGO, open till 8:30pm

Wednesday May 14 – Scott McFarland public opening party

Friday June 6 – Late Friday night at AGO, open till 8:30pm

Thursday June 5 – First Thursday – a night of Canadian focused art

Wednesday July 2 – Geoffrey Farmer public talk and opening party

Friday July 11 – Late Friday night at AGO, open till 8:30pm