Toronto’s AGO To Shut For Construction

The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto will shut for 6-8 months while construction of its building is completed. “The gallery’s ambitious, Frank Gehry-designed transformation and expansion, expected to cost $254-million, has already cost it almost a 30-per-cent decline in visitors. About 665,425 people strolled among the paintings and sculptures in 2004-05, but last year only 475,000 visitors found their way past the hoardings to the temporary side entrance to view art amid the occasional rattle of jackhammers.”