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The Golden King is Toronto’s Golden Ticket: Sales Hit 250,000 Tickets

TORONTO.- The people of Toronto are coming out in droves to catch a glimpse of the treasures of Tutankhamun – ticket sales to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s blockbuster exhibition King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs have reached 250,000. “The exhibition is drawing thousands of new visitors to the AGO,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, the AGO’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO. “Our exit surveys indicate that over 70 percent of visitors to King Tut have never been to the new AGO. We’re thrilled with this response, and look forward to welcoming many more new faces in the coming weeks.” The best times for the most leisurely visits to the exhibition are weekdays or Wednesday evenings, when the Gallery stays open until 8:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $28.50 on weekdays, $4.00 less than weekend prices. Weekend tickets are still available through the remainder of the exhibition, but due