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Update from the MacLaren Art Centre

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Barrie, Ontario: The MacLaren Art Centre. On Tuesday, January 17th at approximately 7:00pm, the dry sprinkler system in the attic space of the MacLaren Art centre experienced a line failure that caused a minor flood in the Carnegie Room.

No artwork was in the space at the time. No artwork was at risk at any time.

“Thanks to the quick response of the Barrie Firefighters, the City of Barrie facility staff, and the MacLaren team, the situation was quickly assessed and brought under control,” commented Lisa Daniels, Executive Director at the MacLaren. “We do not anticipate any disruption to our winter programming schedule and encourage people to check our website for the most up to date information.”

The Lazy Tulip Café is open for business as usual.

For more information contact:

Lisa Daniels
Executive Director / Curator
(705) 721-9696 Ext. 260


Gallery Public Hours:
CLOSED for Floor finishing. Reopening January 26, 2023

Lazy Tulip Café Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Visit the Gallery website for more details on all the exciting exhibitions, programs, events, and COVID protocols.

Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg people, which include the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi Nations collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. The local bands consist of the Chippewa Tri-Council, who are made up of Beausoleil First Nation, Georgina Island First Nation, and Rama First Nation.  We also acknowledge the Wendat Nation (Huron) who occupied these lands prior to the middle of the 17th century. We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture and recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit People.

37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 3M2

The MacLaren is wheelchair accessible.