INTRIGUE AT THE AGO (currently closed)

Please note: This scavenger hunt is currently on hold. It 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

    8 – 45 players

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    Date and Time

    Choose any day for this hunt, as long as it takes place entirely during gallery hours.

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    Intrigue at the AGO is $55/person plus HST.

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    Event Time

    2 – 3 hours

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    Caper Type

    The hunt involves individual clues and follows an overarching historical mystery.


Our hosts greet players and provide teams with a hunt booklet containing the clues to the mystery,  and a map.
Our hosts get players in the mood and ready to play during an orientation, and then send them off!. Teams then explore, track down and solve clues, seek answers and complete challenges.

At the end of the hunt, the submissions are closed, teams are scored, and a winner is declared! The winning team receives the coveted Golden Magnifying Glass.

During the orientation and conclusion, one host will speak to up to 15 players at once, providing the orientation. We can run three simultaneous, but physically distant orientations at once, for a total group of 45 players.
When the games begin, participants work in teams of 3-6, and spread out throughout the art gallery.
Once you have decided on the hunt you wish to book, please send an e-mail to listing the hunt you wish to book, your requested date and time, the number of players, and your contact information.
Step 2:
Our event planners will reach out to confirm availability and answer any questions you may have.
Step 3:
Payment is required to complete the booking. Our event planners will then build your scavenger hunt event.
Yes, at the end of the hunt, we will present the winning team with the much coveted golden magnifying glass.

However, some groups prefer to offer additional prizes to the winning team, or even to all participants. If you wish to do so, you can simply give the prizes to our hunt hosts at the beginning of the event and they will award them to the winners at the end of the hunt.

Good shoes and your best sleuthing hat / magnifying glass / feather boa. 
If you would like to get in touch, please contact our customer service team at or 647 852-6444.
In order to meet or exceed the recommendations of public health authorities and the Government of Ontario, Urban Capers Scavenger Hunts has assessed our operations and made adjustments to ensure physical distancing is achieved at all times.
Our hosts will wear masks, maintain a distance of six feet and use sanitizers.
Masking is required for orientation and the debrief since we’re gathered around listening. Masks are recommended for the entire time, though it is not required while outdoors.
Once you have purchased a ticket for an event, our people go into action, printing off materials, lining up staff for the event day, and closing off new bookings. Because of this, we do not offer refunds. However, we are happy to offer you a rain check and run your event at your next convenience.