Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

MacLaren Art Centre, The Doors Open Simcoe County

MacLaren Art Centre, The

This gallery serves Barrie and Simcoe County, combining a renovated 1917 Carnegie public library with a dynamic contemporary addition designed in 2001 by Siamak Hariri. In addition to a permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art, the gallery presents a year-round program of exhibitions. It features multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and framing services.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 705-720-1044


Year built: 1917
Architect: Chapman & McGiffin
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MacLaren Art Centre, The 37 Mulcaster Street