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Framing Services

The MacLaren offers professional framing services for the artist, collector, family historian or proud parent. Quality materials, museum-standard service and a wide range of frames and matts are available at competitive rates. We also feature a “Tree Friendly” framing line that uses metal and recycled materials. Our on-site framer has trained with the Professional Picture Framers Association, the Library of Congress and the Canadian Conservation Institute and possesses over thirty years of experience.

Take advantage of a number of services we offer:

  • Custom framing and design
  • Dry mounting
  • Preservation, restoration and repair
  • Shadow box framing

MacLaren Members receive 10% off framing services.

Free framing consultations are available by appointment only. Due to our efforts to maintain safe social-distancing, we are not able to accommodate drop-in appointments at this time.

To book an appointment, please fill out the form below, or call Petra at 705-720-1044 ext. 272.

Contact Information:

Petra Hewson, Framing Services
705-720-1044 ext. 272

The MacLaren Art Centre's professional framer providing a free consultation for a customer.
Our experienced framer will work with you to choose a framing design that will present and preserve your artwork or cherished treasure to its best possible advantage.

Our Work


Petra, I really appreciate all of your help with my framing and am very grateful for your excellent suggestions! You went that extra mile to make sure the job was done top-notch and the result was nothing short of perfect!
— Anne

I have been a customer of MacLaren Frames for more than five years and framed dozens of paintings. My experience is consistently superb. Petra is doing an absolutely fantastic job! She gives a very good advice and helps choosing the frame. Her ideas are really inspiring. The actual framing job has been always impeccable and meticulous. Very strongly recommended!
— Anonymous

Petra Hewson has been doing our framing for over ten years. Her extensive selection of frames and matting, and ability to choose the best colour, texture and style to enhance a painting or photograph are exceptional. We are always so pleased with the finished result. Even though we live in Oakville…we would not go anywhere else.
— Michael and Barbara

Wonderful experience! Received excellent advice from Petra Hewson on handling art, shipments and sourcing materials. Expert help is much appreciated! 
— A.F.