Directory of Community Programs and Services in Barrie Ontario

Record #: BAR3250
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 12 Apr 2023


Office Phone 705-721-9696
Fax 705-735-6935
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Primary Contact Lisa Daniels, Executive Director; Phone: 705-721-9696 ext 260; Email:


Address & Map
MacLaren Art Centre; 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3M2
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) Regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, Simcoe County and the surrounding area
  • includes multiple exhibition galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard and a Gallery Shop
  • permanent collection of 27,408 works of art held in trust for the public and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events
  • Lazy Tulip Café located in the MacLaren Art Centre

Education programmes include:
  • artist talks
  • art classes
  • school programmes and guided tours
  • MacLaren's VanGo programme brings artists into classrooms throughout Simcoe County
  • offers art classes and camps for children, youth and adults
Meeting and Reception facilities services for wedding receptions and business meetings, catering is available.
For more information about these services contact
The Spirit Catcher on the Barrie waterfront has become a symbol for the residents of the city and was the first work in the MacLaren Art Centre's permanent collection
  • for information about use of the Spirit Catcher visit the website
  • the Gallery Shop has replicas as well as items featuring the Spirit Catcher
Print Material
  • a seasonal brochure is printed which outlines the exhibitions, special events and activities, art classes and camp
  • also produces exhibition catalogues for selected exhibitions
  • visit website to subscribe to the e-newsletter highlighting Gallery exhibitions, programmes and events
Volunteer Description Volunteer opportunities for youth (14 years and up) and adults.

Service Details

Legal Status (51) Registered Charity
Hours Gallery: Sun-Fri 11 am-4 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm
Lazy Tulip Cafe: Mon-Sat 9 am-3 pm, Sun 10 am-3 pm
Areas Served Barrie ; Bruce County ; Grey County ; Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Walk-in or call for information
Languages English; French - Interpretation, Programs
Fees Admission by voluntary donation; suggested donation $5. Various Membership levels available.

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