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Home to Innisfil's newest art gallery, this site has a long and rich history spanning hundreds of years. It was long used as a general store, run by the Chantler family, and was the first home of the library in Stroud. The members of the Women’s Institute, seeing a need, donated over 100 books in 1912 to start the library. The primary caretakers of the fledgling library were Mrs. A. Neelands and her brother, C.E. Chantler. The library remained at the general store until Mrs. Neelands’ death in 1921. Later, the building was used as a medical centre. Today, it is the thriving Be Contemporary Gallery – complete with an online gallery and art sales. As part of Digital Doors Open, see the video below and enjoy a wander through the gallery space. The gallery has re-opened with COVID-19 safety measures in place (open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). All visitors must wear a face covering. Check their website for more information on these safety protocols.
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Contact info7869 Yonge Street
ArchitectureYear built: Early 1900s
Building type: Commercial Historical house