Opening Night


A benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Toronto Opening Night is the not-to-be-missed kick-off benefit for the AGO. Last year, we welcomed more than 2300 guests and raised over $525,000 in support of AGO exhibitions, programming and artwork acquisitions. This year Art Toronto turns 20 and the AGO is thrilled to once again be a lead partner for what is sure to be an exciting celebration.

Art Toronto Opening Night offers guests exclusive access to view and purchase works at the fair before it opens to the public. Alongside leading dealers and artists, guests toast the launch of the fair with delectable drinks, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and an artist project commissioned specifically for the evening.

Art Toronto Opening Night is an important fundraiser that supports the AGO's mission to bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. The funds raised strengthen the AGO's collections and exhibitions, grow audiences through engaging public programs, and increase access to welcome more curious minds at the AGO.


Collectors’ Preview
Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:30 – 6:30pm
Early access for the serious collector


Art Toronto Opening Night
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30 – 10:00pm
Price increases at the door


Jen Lee Koss
Liza Mauer
Daniel Rechtshaffen



Emily-Jean Alexander
David Angelo
Jeanne Banka
Emily Ben-Haim
Simon Bentley
Simon Clements
Angelica Demetriou
Tamara Fine
Karen Gruson
Taiga Lipson
Kelly McCray
Judith McKay
Deanne Moser
Mia Nielsen
Heather Partridge
Natasha Peterson
Nikola Rukaj
Lauren Silverberg
Susan Wortzman
Juliana Zalucky
Brendan Farrow
Linda O'Leary
Jennifer Tanenbaum
Nicola Spunt
Jessica Yakubowicz Herzig

Opening Night Sponsors

Artists-in-Attendance Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

In Kind Sponsors