AGO offering free one-year pass to all frontline workers across Ontario

Jul 16 2020, 9:05 am

From today until August 16, frontline workers are invited to sign up for a free Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) annual pass, valid for one year.

The signups are available to Ontario residents who have been working on the front lines through the pandemic — hospital staff and emergency staff, grocery store employees, public transit workers, and those who work in sanitation can apply.

The pass will allow frontline workers to book a timed-entry ticket for free, whenever they wish.

A complete list of those who are eligible, and registration, are both available online here.

“COVID-19 has impacted all of us, but front-line workers have kept our community moving while most of us remained at home. It is with deep gratitude that we extend this invitation to front-line workers. Thank you,” Stephan Jost, Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO of the AGO, said in a release.

“The restorative power of art should not be underestimated — it can lift our spirits and support our wellbeing. Now more than ever, we are excited to welcome our community back to the gallery to recharge with art.”

First introduced in May 2019, the AGO Annual Pass is normally priced at $35, and offers individuals 12 months of access to art, the AGO Collection, and all special exhibitions. Pass holders can enter the Gallery as often as they wish—and stay for as long as they wish— with the advance booking of a timed-entry ticket.

Currently, the AGO community includes more than 150,000 Annual Pass holders.

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