Please note: This scavenger hunt is a work of historical fiction and not associated with the AGO. Any questions relating to the product, location, etc. should be directed to Urban Capers.

Over a hundred years ago, Tom Thomson, Canadian outdoorsman and iconic artist, mysteriously disappeared into the mists of Algonquin Park. On the anniversary of his death, an Arts and Culture journalist is digging into the cold case when she uncovers a startling connection between Thomson’s suspicious death and a forgotten secret hidden by the Toronto art world.

Along the way, she unearths a much older mystery: the long lost trove of Leonardo Da Vinci. The famed artist was rumoured to have hidden a personal collection of art, sculpture, journals and inventions, the location of which went to the grave with him. He left behind clues, of course, but the code has never been cracked and the location never found…until now.

Sift through our journalists’ private notes, uncover new evidence, and separate fact from fiction as you unravel an age old mystery that has haunted the art world for centuries.

Tickets are $55.00 + HST per person for everything your group will need to enjoy the hunt, including entry to the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Inquire about an event

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    Player Capacity

    This hunt can handle groups from 20 to 30.

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    Date and Time

    Choose any date and start time for this hunt: Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 am, excluding Wednesday evenings. Contact us for gallery hours, as they are subject to change.

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    Intrigue at the AGO is $55/person plus HST. This includes entry to the gallery.

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    Event Time

    2.5 hours – 2 hours for the hunt and 30 mins for intro/conclusion.

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    Caper Type

    The hunt involves individual clues and an overarching mystery to be solved.


Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted by Urban Capers hunt hosts and receive a hunt package that includes a clue book and a map. Our hosts will then provide an orientation and get players excited before sending them off on the hunt!

Teams have two hours to explore the gallery, seek out answers to clues, solve the mystery, and complete all challenges.

After the two hours, teams return to the finish location, where their answers are scored and a winner is declared. The winner receives the coveted Golden Magnifying Glass (and bragging rights!)

Yes, Intrigue at the AGO is a perfect introduction to Urban Capers.
Your group will be brought into the AGO together and given a detailed introduction by our hunt hosts. Once the hunt starts, groups will separate into smaller teams to solve the mystery. There are multiple routes, with different starting points, so teams will be spread out throughout the gallery.
Once you have decided on a date and time, contact us! We ask for a 50% deposit on your estimated player count to secure the booking. Your player count is welcomed to fluctuate up to one week before your hunt.
Our hunts are finely tuned and thoroughly tested to ensure maximum fun for all. Therefore, we do not encourage changes to the hunt route, or specific questions.

We are happy to change the start or ending location to suit your needs, and include special announcements in the introduction or conclusion.

Yes! At the end of the hunt, we will present the winning team with the much coveted golden magnifying glass (1 per team).

If you wish to supply additional prizes to the winning team, or even to all participants, let us know! We are happy to do so.