AGO launches 1YR Pilot: Free for those under $25 and new annual pass for $35

Exterior photo of the Art Gallery of Ontario
AGO at Dusk by John from Wikimedia

In an effort to open its doors to more regular visitors, the Art Gallery of Ontario has announced it will be offering free admission to visitors under 25 years of age. For those of us who are forever young and a tad older, the AGO is now offering a new annual pass for the low price for $35.

Photo of AGO Gallery's Galleria Italia
Nicolas Lebrun from Pixabay

Framed by the organization as a one-year experiment, the scheme aims to better connect with and understand the AGO’s broader audience. The new changes are put into effect on May 25, 2019 and will be valid until May 25, 2020.

To read more about the scheme and its motivations click here:
CP24 – AGO offers free entry to those 25 and under, launches $35 annual pass – Art Gallery of Ontario Launches $35 Annual Pass

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ARLIS Ontario Mixer with ARLIS Western & UofT Students

On Tuesday April 16th, the ARLIS @ Western is visiting Toronto for an End-of-the-Semester Trip and ARLIS-ON is organizing a gathering for ARLIS-ON members, associates, and friends to give everyone the chance to meet with the Western and UofT Student members.

ARLIS-ON Mixer with ARLIS Western & UofT Students

Date/Time: Tuesday April 16th (5:30-7pm)

Location: Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Ave. Toronto

Cost: your own food and beverages

Reservation: under Kate Johnson or Art Libraries Society (ARLIS)

Everyone is welcome! incl. ARLIS members, Friends of ARLIS, people Interested in ARLIS

Please register by emailing arlisna.ontario @ or responding on our Facebook Event so we can have an idea of numbers.

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ARLIS Tour of ROM’s Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia (Dec 10)

photo of ROM's Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia,

To round out the end of the year, ARLIS N/A UofT Chapter invites students and professionals alike a very special tour of the ROM’s Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia, hosted by Librarian Max Dionisio. Following the tour, you are all welcome to join ARLIS UofT at the Duke of York Pub (35 Prince Arthur Ave) to raise a glass to art, books, and awesomeness.

Date:   Monday, December 10, 2018
Time:   11 AM
Location:   Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6


Questions:   Please email arlisna.ontario @

Thanks to ARLIS/NA Ontario’s UofT Student Representative Michelle Johnson for organizing this tour.


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2018 Spring Meeting – Registration Open!

Registration is now open for our 2018 Spring Business Meeting in Toronto!

We invite you to pre-pay using the Paypal button below.

This season’s meeting will take place on Thursday, April 26 and is all about access, outreach and innovative library spaces.  We will begin at the AGO Library and Archives for a viewing of the new library entrance and lounge and a presentation by Adrienne Connelly, the AGO’s Outreach & Programming Librarian.  After lunch we will head to Vtape at 401 Richmond for a sneak peek at their newly-renovated Research Centre and collaboration space, opening in May. Itinerary is as follows:

  • 10:00-10:30am:  Coffee meet & greet (E.P. Taylor Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario)
  • 10:30am-10:45am: Presentation on AGO Library programming
  • 10:45am-12:30pm: Spring Business Meeting
  • 12:30-2pm: Group lunch at Ematei (not included in registration cost)
  • 2:30-3:30pm: Visit to Vtape’s Research Centre
  • 3:30-4:30pm:  Gallery crawl of 401 Richmond (optional)

The chapter needs nominees/volunteers to fill the Student Representative, and Vice-Chair positions. Please consider submitting your name or the name of a colleague who might be interested.