DATE 04 / 27 / 2017
TIME 9 pm - 1 am
LOCATION Art Gallery of Ontario

19+ ID Required

AGO Member tickets $135
(limit two per member)

Join 1,900 of your closest friends as we explore the relationship between human and machine at Machine Age Massive.


Artists will create three distinct spaces within the party – Industrial, Digital and Space – transporting partygoers through a spectacular night of mechanical wonder.

Enjoy signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres all included in the ticket price. DJs will have you moving on the dance floor, or immerse yourself in the contemporary art installations on view at the AGO for one night only. Looking for a quieter moment to recharge? Check out the newly opened exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe.

Now in its 13th year, Massive Party raises important funds that support the AGO’s public programming and learning activities and the care and conservation of our collection, and provides opportunities for local and regional artists to animate the Gallery through exhibitions, installations and interventions. A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable portion of your ticket purchase will be issued.

Tickets for Toronto’s ultimate contemporary art party are limited and have sold out for the past seven years! Don’t miss out – purchase your tickets today.

AGO Next members are invited to the exclusive Machine Age Massive Pre-Party, enjoying early access to the art and artists that bring the party to life. Not an AGO Next member? Join this under-40 group of young patrons today for your invitation to the Pre-Party and access to member-priced Massive Party tickets. Visit to learn more.



Cyborgs. Eerily life-like robots. Computers with a vendetta.

Since the dawn of science fiction, the fusion of human and machine has been a central theme, fuelling delirious fantasies and cautionary tales alike.

In the age of Siri, auto tune and emojis, humans are more and more connected to computers, phones and other contraptions, making it difficult to decipher where people end and machine begins. Whether keeping us alive or jettisoning us off into unknown frontiers, machines simultaneously bring us closer together and keep us farther apart.

In a night with equal parts rust and shine, Machine Age Massive spans the Industrial Age, the Digital Age, the Space Age and beyond, for a single night of mechanical wonder.


Whether your style is steampunk or future fabulous, you’re invited to interpret Machine Age fashion with bold shapes, metallic fabrics and wearable technology. From The Jetsons to Mad Max to 2001: A Space Odyssey, your only limit is your imagination.





Lead Sponsor

  • td

Supporting Sponsors

  • purpose investment

Party Sponsors

  • chair man mills
  • cj
  • fire dog
  • grolsch
  • rober mondavi winery
  • Tag Vodka

Creative Partners

  • brightworks
  • certo

Media Partners

  • now
  • Toronto Life



  • Chris Campbell
  • Anais Granofsky


  • Andrea Anders
  • Ali Azzopardi
  • Kathryn Bird
  • Alicia DeBoer
  • Neil Follett
  • Paul Greenberg
  • Brendon Holder
  • Vanessa Kalisz
  • Sabah Khan
  • Kelly Kirkpatrick
  • Katie Knopp
  • Adrienne Maniezzo
  • Emily McInnes
  • Deanne Moser
  • Fahra Murad
  • Jennifer Nugent
  • Fraser Serles
  • Kevin Seto
  • Emily Vender
  • Tara Wakter