Hours, Maps & Directions

Summer Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. The Gallery Café is closed through Labour Day. In-person summer camps and art classes are cancelled.

Starting July 2, the MacLaren reopened to the public by appointment. With a better understanding of how to serve you, our visitors, we’ve now lifted the requirement that visitors to the exhibitions and to the Gallery Shop book in advance. 

For more information, please see Public Spaces – MacLaren Covid-19 Protocols.

Please note the MacLaren will be closed Wednesday, August 19 from 10 am to 1 pm for a staff training event.


Click here to view public parking areas within walking distance of the MacLaren Art Centre.

Click here to view downtown bicycle lock post locations within walking distance of the MacLaren Art Centre.


the MacLaren Art Centre is located 90 km north of Toronto in downtown Barrie. From Highway 400 north, take the Dunlop Street E exit. Travel on Dunlop Street through downtown until you get to Mulcaster Street. Turn left on Mulcaster. The MacLaren is located on the southeast corner of Mulcaster and Collier Street.

For transportation options from the GTA contact: Ontario Northland or Go Transit or Greyhound Bus.

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